Within the Fresh Market section of SN, the top stories of 2012 included the online uprising against so-called “pink slime,” the impact of the drought on food prices and the improvement of the food safety net. 'Pink Slime' Controversy The social media world exploded in outrage last March after former U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Gerald Zirnstein told ABC News that 70% of ground beef contains the filler lean finely textured beef, which Zirnstein dubbed ...

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