Judge rules secret behind US ‘pink slime’ must remain under wraps

Government Refuses To Protect The Health Of Citizens!


You’re not likely to have heard of Beef Products Inc. before, but the leading maker of “lean finely textured beef” – or what is now referred to as “pink slime” – was successful today in blocking the release of its processing techniques to prying eyes.

As Reuters recently reported, it was only a year ago that BPI operated four thriving plants, employed over 1,300 people and was only expanding. Then, last March, the hammer fell when ABC News began a series of broadcasts anchored by Diane Sawyer shedding light on the ubiquitous use of “lean finely textured beef” (LFTB) in fast food restaurants, school cafeterias and even homemade meals.

Though the LFTB product that led the South Dakota company to such high profits is perfectly legal to use, according to BPI’s subsequent lawsuit against ABC the use of the not-unfitting term “pink slime” put off consumers and caused its revenues to plummet from over $650 million to $130 million per year.

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