CHICAGO (Reuters) - ABC Broadcasting has lost a last-ditch bid before South Dakota’s highest court to avoid a trial in a beef producer’s $5.7 billion defamation case over reports about a product that critics call "pink slime."
ABC is facing a defamation trial for its exposé of “pink slime” from 2012. The network reported that pink slime (referred to in the industry as “lean, finely textured beef,” or LFTB) was found in up to 70 percent of all ground beef sold at most major grocery stores ? as well as in America’s fast food and school lunches. Show More Summary
The term creeped the hell out of consumers when an ABC News report popularized it in 2012.
Beef Products, Inc.’s lawsuit is headed for an unprecedented trial.
Diane Sawyer escapes repercussions, but accusations against ABC News and reporter Jim Avila stand after a South Dakota state judge cleared the way to trial for a Beef Products lawsuit against the network for calling its meat product "pink slime." The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that Judge Cheryle...
(Reuters) - A South Dakota state judge has ordered ABC Broadcasting to face a potential $5.7 billion defamation lawsuit claiming it damaged Beef Products Inc by referring in a series of reports to a meat product it sold as "pink slime."
A South Dakota state judge has rejected ABC News’ effort to dismiss a potentially multibillion-dollar libel and defamation lawsuit brought by the meat company at the center of the network’s “pink slime” reporting in 2012. Today’s ruling,...Show More Summary
ABC news reporters Diane Sawyer and Jim Avila and American Broadcasting Companies Inc. remain as defendants in $1.2 billion lawsuit brought by Beef Products Inc. in Dakota Dunes, SD. However, the beef company that pioneered the product dubbed “pink slime” has agreed to drop its claims against ABC News Inc. and two former USDA... Continue Reading
A tentative date of June 2017 has been set for the start of the jury trial in a South Dakota state court over the “pink slime” dispute know as BPI v. ABC. BPI sued ABC in 2012 after the network and its news division repeatedly called the Dakota Dunes-based company’s lean, finely textured beef “pink... Continue Reading
A few inconvenient truths you might need to know before tucking into that next bite of shrimp, beef or bacon. From mercury in tuna and wood pulp in parmesan cheese to ground beef treated with ammonia to retard E. coli (“pink slime”), the press does a good job exposing the dangerous and deceptive practices of Big Food. Show More Summary
How bad is pink slime? Are free-range chickens happier? Can robots cook? Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University and the author of Unnaturally Delicious talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about these questions and more from his new book. Show More Summary
When root vegetables are stored in an area that’s too damp, they can grow a pink slime that breaks down cell walls and is generally gross. The rot comes from a bacteria, called Clostridium puniceum, that normally only grows only in areas with no oxygen. Why would it grow in an environment where there’s plenty of oxygen? The answer …
The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., is building a new exhibit depicting a dramatic helicopter scene from the Vietnam War. Marine Sgt. Chasen Upshaw is one of eight life-size figures that will be cast in the museum piece.
People are big on food labels. Some people want labels on genetically modified foods. Others want foods labeled if they contain so-called “pink slime” (LFTB, or ‘lean finely textured beef’). Others want animal welfare labels. Lots of concerns, for reasons … Continue reading ?
Remember when pink slime was the grossest thing that fast food ever did to us? You'll be longing for those good old days after seeing KFC China's new pink burger buns, as part of the rose cheese roasted chicken leg burger, reports The...Show More Summary
by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project As anyone with access to social media knows, our food system is having a public relations crisis. From pink slime to glyphosate, it seems the unfortunate hidden ingredients in our meals are being highlighted in an almost daily barrage of tweets and Facebook posts. Show More Summary
“We’ve heard the same rumors you have,” says a recent publication from McDonald’s. “Fillers in our beef, so called ‘pink slime.'” The message is fine, but the location is problematic: McDonald’s is not only protesting a little too much, but this message is on a tray placemat. In one of their restaurants. The kind that you look at while you … [More]
After pictures of "pink slime" caused customers to question how McDonald's actually made Chicken McNuggets, the fast-food giant released a video showing how the popular snacks were created. That backfired when customers grew even more...Show More Summary
We’ve all heard the horror stories coming out of the kitchen of your local McDonald’s. “The burgers are made with ‘pink slime.’” “There’s no chicken in the Chicken McNuggets.” “The McRib can’t be real meat.” And then there are those videos going around that show how food from McDonald’s doesn’t...
McDonald's is on a mission to get pink slime out of your head. The fast-food chain has released a new video attempting — once again — to explain the contents of its famous chicken McNuggets.