"It should be on the market. It should be labeled. We should not be throwing away that much beef."
“As a registered and licensed dietitian and mom to a 9-year old girl, I believe that lean finely textured beef meets important needs for nutrition and affordability.”
As a registered and licensed dietitian and mom to a 9-year-old girl, I believe that lean finely textured beef meets important needs for nutrition and affordability. Lean red meats are low in unhealthy saturated fat and are naturally excellent sources of B vitamins and minerals, like iron. The iron found in beef is easily absorbed by the body and is critical for everyone's good health, but especially for the health of growing children and young women. LFTB contributes to producing very lean product that is affordable to the average household. Without this product, I'm concerned the price of ground beef will be so outrageous that many consumers and caregivers won't be able to afford it, and our children's health will ultimately suffer. The beef industry should be applauded for developing advanced and safe technologies to meet consumers needs instead of being penalized.
– Melissa Schrader
Gave a speech the other night and asked the crowd who was mad about "pink slime".When I asked what it was, not one of them could tell me.— Alton Brown (@altonbrown) April 17, 2012
LFTB is a way to recover 10-12 lbs more lean beef that otherwise would go to waste.With an already short supply of #beef - why is this bad?— Maria McGinnis (@AgFabulous) April 20, 2012