Pink Slime

Afternoon Update
3:50 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 3/30/12

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Today on NPR: The Economic Impact Of Killing 'Pink Slime'

Frankfort:

The Kentucky Senate has passed an amended bill that would help the state repay interest on a federal unemployment insurance loan.

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Morning Cram
9:17 am
Fri March 23, 2012

the morning cram [I see we meet again edition]

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There's a party in Washington, and everyone (outside of your deity, or deities of choice) is invited.

NPR reports the "Reason Rally" is being billed by some as a Woodstock for atheists, where as many as 30,000 are expected to gather and take heart in their stance. 

No more "pink slime" at Kroger stores. 

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Food Services
8:37 am
Fri March 23, 2012

No More Pink Slime at Kroger

USDA

The grocery chain Kroger will no longer sell the type of ground beef containing what's recently been called “pink slime.”

It's a filler made up of fatty bits of meat that are left over from other cuts. In the industry, it's called “lean, finely textured beef.” It's treated with ammonia and meets food safety standards, but has recently been cited as an unappetizing example of over-industrialized food production.

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