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Some meaty subjects

August 15, 2012
By Ted Rowe , Marshall Independent

By now you may already have heard of LFTB, i.e. Lean Finely Textured Beef. Doesn't sound too bad with that initialism. However, you would probably have a more negative reaction if you recognize LFTB under its more colloquial name: "pink slime." Pink slime is essentially meat scraps that have been processed by grinding it up and treating it with ammonia in order to kill bacteria. It may be present in as much as 70 percent of ground beef. Now do you remember it?



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