Hey Moms, Look Out! Fatty Meat Coming to Your Child’s Lunch Tray

Last month, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA was reversing a rule limiting the amount of meats and grains students were given in their school lunches....more
Well, hey! You can just send your kid to school with a turkey sandwich, carrot sticks and a bag ...more

No Pink Slime in These Home-Ground Beef & Butter Burgers

In the last few months we were horrified to learn what is being added to our glorious hamburgers, pink slime—a great disappointment, indeed, to meat eaters everywhere. We have created an easy solution: grind your own “choice” meat at home. Adding, then, only what you see fit should enter your stomach. So where’s the beef, you ask? Search no longer; here’s a hamburger you can sink your teeth into, free of worries as to what ingredients are being added!...more
 @JourneyofLife Phew! I feel a little better now, Angela. Thank you very much, Amiga!   :)more

Pink Slime

The term “mystery meat” is nothing new.  We’ve been using the term loosely when referring to cafeteria food for decades.  Recently, meat has gotten an all-together different nickname, “Pink Slime,” and it’s certainly heating things up in the proverbial cafeteria kitchen.Before we delve into the opinions on this debate, let’s define and call this stuff by its real name. The meat industry, including producers such asBeef Products Inc. and HRR Enterprises, Inc. call it Lean Finely Textured Beef, or LFTB....more

Pink Slime... is it as gross as it sounds?

Over the past few weeks I've been seeing the words "pink slime" saturating my Twitter feed. I knew it had something to do with a meat filler and school lunches but didn't have a chance to pry further. Well, curiosity has finally gotten the best of me. Pink slime sounds like something that's be dumped on contestants during a Nickelodeon game show; it's definitely not something I'd want to eat or even consider food. So what's the deal with this mystery meat? ...more
what is freaking people out is the use of the term "pink slime"  the product is not pink ...more

In Defense of a Good Man...

I remember vividly the first time one of my daughters came home from school crying because someone had started a nasty rumor about her.  A whole myriad of emotions went through me…disappointment, sadness, anger, and finally a complete sense of helplessness....more

Pink Slime? ... Smiffbib! (Im still not eating it)

Did you freak out when you read it?? I mean … We don’t frequent fast food joints often anyways… trying to achieve a goal of 75% organic in our diet … But when they announced the schools were using it??...more

Hard Work, Trust, & Faith: A Beef Farmer on the "Pink Slime" Controversy

Today, I am thankful to be a part of a group of people that plays a pivotal role in the survival of our country. I grow animals that feed people. Mr. Roth both helps to improve the environmental footprint of my farm by ensuring that no nutritious lean beef is wasted when my animals are harvested, and he ensures through remarkable food safety measures that the beef that I feed to my children is as safe as possible....more
 @TwiceBlessedLife.com Lara, Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my post.  I'd like to ...more

Safeway Pulls 'Pink Slime', Whistleblower Vindicated Years After BPI Retaliation

Today, ABC Newsreports that Safeway – the nation's second largest supermarket chain with 1400 stores – will no longer sell ammoniated beef trimmings known as 'pink slime' due to "considerable consumer concern."...more

'Pink Slime' Controversy Needs Whistleblowers

Media coverage and public concerns regarding "pink slime" – ammoniated beef trimmings produced by Beef Products, Inc. (BPI) – have not let up since last week's announcement that the USDA plans to purchase seven million pounds of BPI's questionable product for the national school lunch program. ...more
It all comes down to us being a product and an exploitable resource with no rights and the ...more

Looking For Good Answers To Hard Questions...

Those of you that have been following Feed Yard Foodie for a while know that I rarely use a “guest blogger”.  In fact, over the last 11 months of blogging, I have only used one.  Dr. Mike Apley of Kansas State University helped us to look at the issue of antibiotic use in cattle relative to the antibiotic resistance challenge when my daughter Karyn had pneumonia last December....more