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AdamJoshua
04-04-2013, 04:38 PM
It seems the American consumer is so dense that the beef and pork industries are renaming 350 or so cuts of meat, to make it EASIER for shoppers to chose, I'm sorry but what a freaking sad state of affairs.

"So much for pork being known as the other white meat--a label the pork industry used for years to lure consumers away from chicken.

In the beef aisle, a boneless shoulder top blade steak will become a flatiron steak, a beef under blade boneless steak will become a Denver Steak. Not all names in the meat counter will change - ground beef will still be ground beef "

Well thank God for small favors :r

"Overseas demand for U.S. meat has cooled as both Russia and China have concerns about possible traces of the feed additive ractopamine, which is used to make meat leaner. That has protein clogging the nation's supply chain and the supply pork and beef in commercial freezers hit a record high for the month of February, according to Agriculture Department data. "

On a side note it's pretty freaking bad when Russia and China have concerns over the beef and pork industries.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/us-meat-industry-renames-cuts-pork-chops-are-now-ribeyes-1C9213219

The Poet
04-04-2013, 04:42 PM
I got your other white meat right here. :D

Chainsaw13
04-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Pork meat should not be white. This is a Mangalitsa pork steak.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8619629047_3cf2e82d85.jpg

I predict this new naming system will fail like the metric system. :D

AdamJoshua
04-05-2013, 12:35 AM
LOL so only in the U.S.? :P