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Pink slime

Stringer Sounds Warning About ‘Pink Slime,’ Wants It Out Of Schools Now

It’s used as filler in low-grade ground beef. In fact, it looks like ground beef but comes from slaughterhouse trimmings. You’ve probably had some if you’ve ever eaten a bargain burger.

03/21/2012

Ground Beef (credit: Clip Art)

E. Coli Concerns Lead To Beef Recall In NY, Other States

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. of Dakota City, Neb., recalled 10-pound chubs of chuck fine ground beef 80/20, packed in cases containing eight chubs.

12/18/2011

Food stamps

Feds Shoot Down NYC Plan To Ban Food Stamp Use For Sugary Drinks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture rejected a waiver request that would have allowed the city to implement the plan. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said his administration was disappointed by the feds’ decision.

08/20/2011

(AP Photo)

Mayor Looks To Ban Sugary Drinks From Food Stamp Users

First there were bike lanes and then no smoking on beaches. On Thursday came another proposal for New Yorkers: no food stamps for soda or other sugared drinks.

CBS 2–10/07/2010

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