Amarillo lost 200 jobs today. Please note that pink slime is not a technical term for this meat additive. Some call it a "filler". Some call it a "recovered meat product". It contains ammonium hydroxide. This increases the pH of the product to destroy E.coli and Salmonella. The ammonium hydroxide dissipates fairly quickly according to reports. Ya know... I did see some shock videos recently. Many big chains are responding and pulling the treated ground beef from use... *thinks* Ya know? Chlorine can be considered a poison. In fact, inviting some one to drink bleach will likely get you banned here on Stratics as a personal attack. Yet Chlorine is a vital and important part of all of our public water works. Would you drink, bath or cook with untreated water? Almost every major food born illness documented in the last several years has been traced back to contaminated water. Mostly vegetables... Green onions irrigated with waste water, etc. Look it up. Is this so called "pink slime" pretty? No. It is not. It has kept you safe for years though. So has bleach in your water.