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Outcry over 'pink slime' hurting beef demand

The controversy over the ground beef filler dubbed "pink slime" has hurt U.S. ground beef demand, a Tyson Foods executive said Tuesday. Heightened awareness and debate over the product, which the industry calls lean finely textured beef, has "put a fair amount of pressure on ground beef consumption," Tyson Chief Operating Officer Jim Lochner said during a presentation at an investor conference hosted by Morgan Stanley.


After Cheating Scandal, SAT and ACT Will Tighten Security

Cheating on School Tests

The exams will require students to upload photos and provide their gender when they sign up for the tests, the Nassau County district attorney said Tuesday.


'Pink slime' maker halts production some plants

The company that makes "pink slime" is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler is made amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient.


Schools Drop ‘Pink Slime’ Beef Filler Like a Hot Potato

School Lunches

News of the ammonia-treated additive, formally called lean finely textured beef, set off a reaction by schools and an announcement by the Agriculture Department.


In South Korean classrooms, digital textbook revolution meets some resistance

South Korean Classrooms

Five years ago, South Korea mapped out a plan to transform its education system into the world’s most cutting-edge. The country would turn itself into a “knowledge powerhouse,” one government report declared, breeding students “equipped for the future.” These students would have little use for the bulky textbooks familiar to their parents. Their textbooks would be digital, accessible on any screen of their choosing. Their backpacks would be much lighter.


School-run mums set up fight on Facebook and brawled at 9am after dropping off their children

Joanna McVey, 25, and Lorraine Couper, pictured, 30, fought near Dunblane Primary School after an online dispute. McVey warned Couper that she should bring an AK47 rifle with her for the cat fight.

Senh: Mother of the year material.


Pink Slime Not Getting to the Crux of Matter

The recent outcry over ‘pink slime’, the ground beef treated with ammonium hydroxide, which has been provided to schools since the early 80s by such companies as Beef Products, Inc, has prompted the USDA to offer untreated, fattier ground beef. Beef is treated with ammonia to destroy E. Coli, but the thought of food being treated with ammonia just didn’t sit right with some people although the FDA claims that such processing of beef is safe for human consumption.


'Pink slime' sounds gross, but how does it taste?

All this angst over "pink slime" has made one thing clear: We don't always know what we're getting when we bite into a big juicy burger....


"Pink slime" critics fight ammonia-treated meat

Pink Slime

"Pink slime" just went from a simmer to a boil. In less than a week earlier this month, the stomach-turning epithet for ammonia-treated ground beef filler suddenly became a potent rallying cry by activists fighting to ban the product from supermarket shelves and school lunch trays.


1 student dead, 1 seriously hurt in stabbing at Far South Side school

An ongoing dispute erupted into violence at an alternative school in the South Deering neighborhood this morning, leaving a 17-year-old student dead, another teen wounded and a student in custody, authorities said.


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