Originally Posted by alice_61
OK, I'll do some research.
Here's a discussion of "watering down" meat, which other stores apparently do, too: http://thewritingonthewal.net/?p=1353
Apparently the meat is pre packed in carbon monoxide to prevent oxidation of the beef (which turns it brown) before display: http://www.myleftwing.com/showDiary....D?diaryId=4909
Other complaints against Wal-mart are that they don't label the country of origin for the meat and they switched to pre-packed meat after the meat cutters in one of their stores unionized.
Yes, some other stores do use water for their meat...but water is a bit different then formaldehyde....and it normally is marked as such, and not the only thing they offer.
If people wish shop Wal-mart...well...we all have choices. Plenty of people have legitimate issues with the company...dislike how they hurt a local economy in the long run...and heck, even other Fortune 500 companies that do business with them have plenty of issues with them. (I know of one firm that can't wait for their contract to end. It will hurt their overall gross numbers for a time, but improve their profits just by no longer being subject to them!)
I guess the best we can is be educated consumers and know what we are buying for our money.