By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
March 16, 2012

Some politicians, including Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, are urging the Agriculture department to ban the product altogether.  "The beef industry sent my office an email the other day describing pink slime as `wholesome and nutritious' and said the process for manufacturing it is `similar to separating milk from cream.' I don't think a highly processed slurry of meat scraps mixed with ammonia is what most families would think of as `wholesome and nutritious,'" Pingree told the AP in a written statement.

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