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2013-02-28 02:14:44 PM  
6 votes:
PETA's website was used as a reference. Stopped reading there.
2013-02-28 10:49:49 AM  
4 votes:

St_Francis_P: What's wrong with horse meat?

I've been wondering that myself.  If you're willing to eat the ground muscle tissue from one animal you should be willing to eat ground muscle tissue from others.
2013-02-28 02:07:56 PM  
3 votes:

jchic: St_Francis_P: What's wrong with horse meat?

I've been wondering that myself.  If you're willing to eat the ground muscle tissue from one animal you should be willing to eat ground muscle tissue from others.

The issue is that they can't track where the horse meat came from for certain so it may not be healthy for humans to eat.  If the horses were treated with certain medications during their lives, or after their deaths, it can contaminate the meat and make it unsafe for human consumption.  Thus the issue is more of not knowing what's in what you eat and where it came from rather than eating horse.

Personally I don't care, I like the deliciousness of lots of animals, but I do like to know what I'm eating and where it came from so that I know it's actually safe to eat.
2013-02-28 11:35:18 AM  
3 votes:
1) Slideshows.
2013-02-28 02:07:38 PM  
2 votes:
Meat is murder.
2013-02-28 05:35:33 PM  
1 vote:

pute kisses like a man: you have identified my main number one problem with pink slime.

it shows up in beef that claims to be ground <insert name of cut of beef here>.

however, the LFTB is not part of the meat cut I want. It is something else.

True. And if that were the tack that people took in vilifying 'pink slime', they'd have a point. "I buy 'ground chuck', but I get stuff other than... ground chuck".

But, in the end, it is still beef. If you absolutely want nothing by ground 'x', then buy 'x' and grind it.
2013-02-28 04:33:05 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-28 03:39:58 PM  
1 vote:
How many PETA members does it take to change a lightbulb?


PETA can't change anything.

- Thanks! I'll be here all week!
2013-02-28 03:15:47 PM  
1 vote:

fredklein: http://www.beefisbeef.com/faq-3/

Site Sponsored by Beef Products, Inc.

/reputable source ya got there
2013-02-28 03:15:32 PM  
1 vote:

Mr.Hawk: meat0918: This is why I buy a roast and grind the meat myself.

I can't remember the last time I bought ground beef from the supermarket

Have been wanting to do this more and more. I find it hard to trust anything that goes through machinery I have no control over. Grinder ideas/tips appreciated!

See my other posts for some tips on what meats to use, and an alternative (albeit slower) to a grinder for some wanting to try it out.

If you do want to grind, stay away from manual models. Too much waste, for every pound you put in you might get at best 1/2 pound of ground meat. If you have a stand mixer and want to get the grinding attachments (kitchenaid is ~$50) you want to make sure you have a higher end model mixer. Something with a 250-300 watt motor will not grind as easily or as well as a higher end model with a 450-500 watt motor. But, all will produce a lot less waste than the manual models. A dedicated grinder is best, and will do the best with cuts that still have tough connective tissue or sinew in them. Waring Pro makes a good one in the $200 range. And like I said in other posts, a good food processor can do duty as a grinder for people who do it occasionally.
2013-02-28 02:57:00 PM  
1 vote:
Missing the point of horse meat scandal.

1) You're paying for one thing and getting something else.

Places like South Africa have found pork in their beef... obviously a problem with some religions.

Can you imagine buying a Mercedes and the car dealership giving you a POS Fiat?

2) Health

These horses have been snuck in to the food. They are not farm raised and contain powerful race horse pain killers that are known to be damaging to human health.

Yes... there is an *ew gross I don't eat that* factor to it... but that's not the worst offense by far.
2013-02-28 02:55:34 PM  
1 vote:

fredklein: notthisshiatagain.jpg

Re: "pink slime": Firstly they had the wrong picture posted, and had to take it down, then they say "BPI's Jeremy Jacobsen also claimed that "the language used to describe how it's made and what it's made from are 100% completely false," but did not provide any further details", while linking to a couple of sites which,if they had actually bothered to read them, provide just the answer they are looking for:

When beef carcasses are portioned the pieces that are cut off ("beef trimmings") often have lean meat remaining with them. These USDA inspected beef trimmings are refrigerated and sent to LFTB producers. Similar to standard ground beef processes, the trimmings are sent to specialized machinery which removes any connective tissue, cartilage, and other pieces that may incidentally accompany the trimmings. To separate the fat from the lean meat the trimmings are warmed to the temperature they were prior to refrigeration (105°F) using equipment designed to evenly temper the trimmings. The trimmings are then sent to a centrifuge where the fat is removed using centrifugal force. The lean meat which is now 94% to 97% lean, is then frozen and packaged. The process used to make LFTB is similar to the one used to separate cream from milk and a variety of other everyday foods.

Note that in reality "any connective tissue, cartilage, and other pieces that may incidentally accompany the trimmings" are removed, while the "article" says "Euphemistically referred to as the "trimmings," the leftover waste products from beef processing include fat, sinew, bloody effluvia, and bits of meat."

It's just another scare piece, short on fact, long on ohmyfarkinggodyouregonnadieunlessyoureadthisnow!!!!11!

People don't understand the pink slime controversy.  You are right, there is nothing dangerous in pink slime that would make you sick compared to normal meat.  People who say that are full of s**t.

However, pink slime is a fraud, if you buy it and think you are buying ground beef.  It is mostly collagen, low in nutrients and flavor, and mostly melts off when you cook the meat anyways (ever wonder what all that liquid is that comes off your ground beef and is not fat)?

So yea, I'm damn glad the pink slime thing blew up and they stopped using it.  Why should i pay the same price for a vastly inferior product that I'm not even being made aware of?
2013-02-28 02:20:28 PM  
1 vote:

CheekyMonkey: If we aren't meant to eat horses, then why are they made out of meat?

/top o' the food chain, suckazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz

I beg to disagree:

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2013-02-28 02:11:38 PM  
1 vote:
To sum up the article: the entirety of the US food supply.
2013-02-28 02:10:32 PM  
1 vote:
What's grosser than horse in your burger?

Ordering your burger anything over medium done.

/you people disgust me
2013-02-28 02:08:41 PM  
1 vote:

chrisco123: Meat is murder.

Someone needs a dictionary.
2013-02-28 02:08:21 PM  
1 vote:
This is why I buy a roast and grind the meat myself.

I can't remember the last time I bought ground beef from the supermarket
2013-02-28 02:07:11 PM  
1 vote:

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2013-02-28 02:07:00 PM  
1 vote:
Except poop, none of those are gross. Nor is horse meat. Antibiotics overuse is a genuine concern (as is slaughterhouse cleanliness) but slideshows are way grosser than most of the contents of that slideshow.
2013-02-28 10:49:57 AM  
1 vote:
I personally wouldn't mind seeing #6 (The Thousand Animal Burger) on a menu.
2013-02-28 10:44:15 AM  
1 vote:
What's wrong with horse meat?
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