Guess who thinks that the carcass leavings that used to go to pet food is fit for you? Once again highlighting the fact there are no lengths that our elected officials won’t go to to keep the cash flowing to big business, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy, during a tour Thursday, March 29, 2012, of the Beef Products Inc.’s plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska made a big public show of studying the process of creating finely-textured lean beef, then blamed the media for scaring consumers off with the ‘pink slime’ label. Beef Products Inc., the main producer of the cheap lean beef made from fatty bits of meat left over from other cuts, has drawn scrutiny over concerns about the ammonium hydroxide it treats meat with to change the beef’s acidity and kill bacteria. E Coli, people!!!! The process was developed to prevent death and sickness caused by selling the waste ridden offal and calling it ‘beef’! People died from eating tainted fast food, and instead of selling a better product, with cleaner processing, Beef Products Inc.’s came up with a way to sanitize the pink slime to get more profit from ground beef! Governor Rick Perry and company gamely ate hamburgers supposedly containing pink slime in a desperate bid to convince consumers and grocery stores the product is safe to ingest. “If you called it finely textured lean beef, would we be here?” asked Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Several other leaders echoed his comments as they tried to quell consumer concerns about foods containing the finely textured lean beef as an ingredient. I have a question for good old Sam, who would buy food with offal and particles of cow manure unless they were unaware the food contained it? Is there is no amount of swill these fellows and the FDA are willing to keep feeding the American consumer to keep the lobbyists for Big Beef happy?