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On The Menu: Pink Slime And The Need For Balance
2012-04-03 12:55:24

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com In 1904, journalist Upton Sinclair went undercover at a Chicago meat packing plant to investigate and research the lives of immigrant laborers. He worked for 7 weeks incognito in the Chicago stockyards, gathering information about what he saw. The end result was less of a story about immigrant workers and more of a shocking realization about the state of America´s meat packing industries and the working conditions therein. The Jungle, released in 1906,...

Study Suggests Bacon Could Help Treat Arthritis
2012-04-01 14:31:00

This story was originally published on April 1st, 2012 as part of an April Fool's Day prank and promotion. It should in no way be considered as "real" news. Researchers from a prominent American university believe that they have discovered an unusual (and very tasty) way to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- bacon. In studies conducted at Minnesota State University (MSU) in Minneapolis, lead author and biology professor Marty Lunde and colleagues found that those who...

Pink Slime Operations Temporarily Suspended
2012-03-28 05:16:11

On Monday, the maker of "pink slime" announced it would be suspending all operations at all but one plant due to the bad press social media has created over the beef process. Craig Letch, director of food quality and assurance for Beef Products Inc., said business has taken a "substantial" hit since press coverage over the ammonia-treated filler went viral. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) decided school districts may stop using the processed meat, while some retail chains...

Schools Will Be Allowed To Opt Out Of 'Pink Slime' Beef
2012-03-16 04:45:59

American schools will soon be able to stop receiving the ammonia-treated ground beef product known alternately as boneless lean beef trimmings, lean finely textured beef, and--more derisively--"pink slime," the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) announced on Thursday. According to Michael Hill of the Associated Press (AP), starting next fall districts will be able to choose to continue receiving 95% lean beef patties that include the filler product, or fattier cuts of ground beef that is...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

Enjoy Life Foods Premieres its Chip with Benefits: Plentils Makes its Debut at Expo West ANAHEIM, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Enjoy Life Foods is thrilled to announce its newest snack in a long line of great-tasting foods that are both allergy-friendly and gluten-free: meet Plentils, the lentil-based chip with a satisfying crunch and available in four all-natural dairy-free flavors: Light Sea Salt, Margherita Pizza, Garlic & Parmesan, and Dill & Sour Cream. At 130 calories and three...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.