Fatty slaughterhouse trimmings that previously could be used only for pet food or for making cooking oil are now being treated with an ammonia bath that produces a "pink slime" that is being used to make a treated product being sold as "hamburger" throughout the United States.
In a report that was difficult for some to read, the New York Times yesterday told the story of how a little known South Dakota company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety & Inspection Service since 2001 have worked together to allow bacteria-killing ammonia to be used as a "processing agent" to make a mash that is allowed to be used in hamburger without labeling or public warnings.
Spokesmen for McDonald's and Burger King told the Washington Post the fast food hamburger joints plan to keep using the "pink slime" sold by Dakota Dunes, SD-based Beef Products Inc....
John UK wrote: I wonder if Arthur has joined them yet? There are many continuing churches in the cold country.
Just in case any of you are somewhat confuddled as to why this thread has gone over to "Scotland" and "ammonia" I would like to point out that science confirms that, quote,
"The main source of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) in Scotland is livestock agriculture, which accounts for 85% of emissions. The local magnitude of emissions therefore depends on livestock density, type, and management, with major differences occurring in various parts of Scotland."
roaminginthegloaming wrote: Yes a funny lot indeed, do they all dress like this? Do they catch them roaming haggis and turn them into strange instruments, making an even stranger noise when still alive... by squeezing them [URL=http://bangalorepiper.synthasite.com/resources/BAGPIPES.jpg]]]stereotyping is politically incorrect[/URL] Yes the scots are a wonderful hardy breed and some of the choicest of Christians have come from that beautiful land...hope they have a sense of humour
Actually I'm getting to quite like the sound of the haggispipe, and to be sure there are some choice (continuing) brethren and sisters and bairns up in the cold country, who are being blessed by the Lord. There's a wonderful church community in the far north of Lewis who are happy to have their new church building. It's amazing there are enough folks to attend it, but they have a good congregation. Shame the sassenachs can't learn something from them about using THE GOOD BOOK (the AV) and holding a good confession unwavering.
I wonder if Arthur has joined them yet? There are many continuing churches in the cold country.
"Ammonia may have been found in Mars' atmosphere which some scientists say could indicate life on the Red Planet. Researchers say its spectral signature has been tentatively detected by sensors on board the European Space Agency's orbiting Mars Express craft.
Ammonia survives for only a short time in the Martian atmosphere so if it really does exist it must be getting constantly replenished.
There are two possible sources: either active volcanoes, none of which have been found yet on Mars, or microbes"
[URL=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/3896335.stm]]]Must be true. Cos the BBC says so!!![/URL]
yet another news reader wrote: "Ammonia is a naturally occurring substance that is contained in all life forms, from plants to animals to humans. Life forms could not have evolved and cannot survive without it."
extraordinary, i thought hamburgers were made from minced meat and formed by hand into the appetising morsels we enjoy so much. I had no idea that the hamburger was thought to be an evolved creature. Are there free range hamburger ranches in america ? In scotland i believe they have a creature called the haggis, according to the poet R Burns they roam the scottish glens. What an amazing forum this is one can learn so much......
For what it's worth, see [URL=http://www.beefproducts.com/]]]Beef Products Inc.[/URL]
Even if their assertions about ammonium hydroxide safety are plausible, I still consider this a form of adulteration, a subtle way of cheapening the product to something less than what the customer expects, which violates the 8th Commandment. This is a problem throughout the processed food industry.
And their boast that this kills harmful E-coli bacteria is a tacit admission that the beef itself is not slaughtered safely.