Someone asked this once before, so I've copied/pasted my answer below:
So, I'm walkin' along, minding my own life, falling in love with my new city of choice, when all of a sudden the pink slime debacle hits the proverbial fan.
Pink slime? "Nah," I think, "it's just a bunch of organofreaks making noise." I google. No it's true. I'VE BEEN EATING PINK FUCKING SLIME. Sorry for yelling, but it really pissed me off. I mean really, does everything have to turn to shit? My beloved burger? How f***ing dare they! I used the F bomb quite a bit when I first found out.
Well, you know Google. One link leads to another. So after about 48 hours of drinking vodka, researching the meat industry, learning about CAFOs, and making myself look at debeaked chickens, I put my head down on the table and drunkenly sobbed, "I'm going vegan...."
I ate a bunch of rice, beans, and tofu over the next few days, and even tried nutritional yeast as a cheese substitute (tastes like ass). I slept a lot and farted a lot. "Hmmm," I thought, because, though I might not be the brightest bulb on the tree, I do occasionally glimmer a bit, "I don't think sleeping and farting is a very good way to live one's life."
Besides, I really wanted a hamburger.
So, I got the idea to google, "negative effects of tofu." (Bring on another bottle of vodka, this is going to be bad.) Somehow, during all of that, I also found out about BPAs. So, let's get this straight:
-Meat has gone from nutritious to shit.
-Produce has about 40% fewer nutrients than when our grandparents were alive.
-Tofu gives you man boobs.
-There’s pus in the milk supply because bgh makes the cows produce more milk and their udders get infected.
-The linings of cans are linked to a whole bunch of crap, but there are no definitive studies.
From there I found Paleo and Primal,* which taught me about grains and legumes. Who'd a thunk that farting from beans was a prelude to an early death?
So, I guess I should thank the makers of pink slime and that guy who freaked everyone out by showing how the stuff was made. Because if the food producers hadn't been such a bunch of greedy MFers, selling us meat that isn't meat, and tuna dipped in soy, corn in just about everything, pus in the milk supply, I'd have just kept bopping along hangin' in my new city without a care in the world.
*And I went to Whole Foods and bought four pounds of grass fed ground beef.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine