Wednesday, April 4, 2012

America Says No To Pink Slime

recently spotted butcher shop sign
In recent weeks, I’ve been closely following and blogging about the pink slime saga. Well now there’s a new twist to the story.

Let me start by saying that I’m never happy to hear of hard-working men and women losing their jobs.  My thoughts and prayers are with their families for employment and financial stability.

That being said, I do see the public outcry against pink slime that ultimately led to the bankruptcy of AFA Foods as a good thing! What strikes me as interesting about this particular situation is that the pink slime has been added to beef for years, but it was just recently brought into the spotlight via mainstream media. The point I’m making here is that food education matters, and does create change.  In this case, when the public finally realized that the beef they were eating and was being fed to their children was mixed with the ammonia-soaked filler known as pink slime, it didn’t take long to force the producer of pink slime into bankruptcy and ultimately into rethinking what they are putting in our food.

I can’t say it enough─education is the key! But we have a lot more work to do. The corruption and dangerous production methods that have worked their way into our food system in the last 50 years are unprecedented.  That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to teaching people the principles of healthy living, and I continue to stress the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Here’s to making a difference!