NPR's stories on "pink slime," or "lean finely textured beef," the ooey gooey stuff separated from fat that has been used in fast-food burgers and school lunches but is now coming under protest. It's probably in grocery store beef, too, but how would you know, as it's not required to be labeled...
One problem with it is that it can contain E coli, but fear not, as it's treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill that. Not the same stuff you use to clean your kitchen, but still...a gas. It's all so gross, I am glad I continue to avoid red meat and to share my lettuce, celery, and apples with the rabbits and squirrels in the back yard. Whom I also do not plan to eat.
I'm also cranky about mean-spirited, racist bumper stickers I've been seeing around town and on Facebook. Oh, have we forgotten our own past and our own hearts?
I Love This Rabbit by Mo Conlon in the EIL Store.
Elliott Bay Book Company !
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