Originally Posted by TexasHorseLady
The meat is not misted with ammonia, but with ammonium hydroxide.
ammonium hydroxide is simply the full chemical name for commercial ammonia. NH4OH is the chemical symbol.
Pure ammonia is a gas - NH3. In order to "mist" it, you need to add water, which provides the hydrogen.
Note that ammonia can be considered a perfectly natural organic chemical - often found in nature.
The use of this chemical on P.S. is not a bad thing or an unhealthy thing.
Originally Posted by verybadgnome
Just because it is illegal does not mean it isn't done when no one is looking:
Just because it is possible to commit a crime doesn't mean all opportunity to commit it should be banned.
Lots of bad stuff happens with vegetable processing.
If they drop your broccoli on the ground, you don't think they just throw it away then do you?
When a field worker has to eliminate and they are hundreds of yards away from a building,
guess what happens? Do they wash their hands? ( Maybe by peeing on them ... )
My "beef" ( heh ) with Pink Slime is trying to make it palatable by calling it "processed meat."
That makes it sound like it's just hamburger. It clearly is not.
However, it should be noted by the vegan crowd is that there have not been a jillion recalls recently
over tainted meat like there has been with tainted lettuce and tainted tomatoes and stuff like that.
After the ammonia treatment, P.S. is not ever likely to cause a health scare.
Human beings, like all apes, bears, and many other species are omnivores
. We were meant to eat meat.
You can see it in the teeth. If we were meant to never eat meat, we would have teeth like horses or cows.
Humans were always meant to eat everything. Humans were only meant to eat vegetables between kills.
Herbivores should eat like herbivores.
Carnivores should eat like carnivores.
Guess what omnivores
should eat like?
That being said, I expect my hamburger to only
be hamburger and not P.S.
I also expect my hamburger to have hot green chile on it, but I digress ...