I remember watching Jamie Oliver’s (aka The Naked Chef) Food Revolution TV show about how some ground beef is treated with ammonia.
His show is about revolutionizing the way we feed our kids, less processed foods, more freshly cooked meals.
It’s disturbing to know what’s really in our food.
And if you’ve ever watched the show, you’ll never look at processed food the same way.
We don’t really know how it affects our health.
Ammonia is such a strong chemical. If you’ve ever used pure ammonia to clean something, you know that you have to ventilate well because of the harsh fumes.
I can’t imagine it being sprayed on food and then we eat it. And with ground beef, it’s also treated with food coloring to make it pink.
Jamie Oliver is campaigning to get rid of pink slime, a low-cost filler made from fatty meat scraps, heated to remove most of the fat, then treated with ammonium hydroxide gas to kill bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella.
I know we’re all trying to save money, but at what cost? I haven’t bought ground beef in a long time because I’ve been wary of what’s really in it.
If you really want to be safe, just have the butcher grind the meat fresh, right then and there.
It’s ultimately your choice whether to purchase meat with pink slime or not.
Here are the places that sell meat with pink slime and those that don’t, according to The Daily.
No pink slime:
- Whole Foods
- Price Chopper
No pink slime in store-ground meat, but sells pre-packaged ground beef from other suppliers that have pink slime:
- Food Lion
- Fred Meyer
Sells store ground meat with pink slime:
- Stop & Shop
- Zaycon Foods
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