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Pokey’s Fest 2 Preview

Pokey’s Fest 2 takes place in Iowa City this weekend from June 7th to June 8th. The DIY punk music festival features many Iowa City bands, along with performers from elsewhere in the Midwest, and a welcoming communal vibe.

KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury spoke with two food industry representatives about the recent "pink slime" debate.

The “Pink Slim” Debate

By KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury Below are two interviews discussing the recent hot topic of “pink slime” or textured lean beef trimmings. This type of beef is a combination of the last amounts of useable meat, it is treated with ammonia, and often is mixed with ground beef. Back in 2002, a Food Safety and Inspection Service microbiologist coined the term “pink slime”, but just recently this name has come up in the public. After consumer complaints, several food suppliers, grocery stores, and schools have either discontinued or outright banned the use of these beef trimmings in food products. … Continued

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