Layoffs at a major beef processing plant, a boom in U.S. imports of beef, and record high prices of fresh lean beef trimmings are some of the effects of the "pink slime" controversy—the use of ammonia hydroxide-treated beef trimmings as a burger additive, known as "lean, finely textured beef" (LFTB) in the beef industry. Read more from Reuters.
For more background information on the spread of "pink slime" awareness, check out this New York Times editorial, "What if It Weren't Called Pink Slime?"
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