On March 28th The Daily Show did a story on Pink Slime, which I think is the measure these days that an issue has reached mainstream awareness. It’s funny but more importantly covers the number of businesses that are now rejecting the use of Pink Slime as a filler in ground beef. Of course, Pink Slime has been in ground beef for a decade since the first whistleblower came forward, and in the food supply longer than that. Given the lack of oversight of the US food supply I’m left to wonder what the next “Pink Slime” is going to be.
Also, thanks to the recent attention you can now find a somewhat informative page about Pink Slime on Wikipedia.