Pat Blank http://nhpr.org en Pink Slime Maker To Close Plants, 650 To Lose Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/pink-slime-maker-close-plants-650-lose-jobs Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Some other news. Two words - pink slime - have been powerful enough to cost the jobs of 650 meat-processing workers.<p>Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank reports on the backlash against a ground-beef filler.<p>PAT BLANK, BYLINE: Officials with Beef Products Incorporated, or BPI, will permanently close three production plants in Waterloo, Iowa; Amarillo, Texas; and Garden City, Kansas; by the end of the month.<p>BPI is the maker of what the industry calls lean, finely textured beef, a product that critics refer to as pink slime. Iowa Gov. Wed, 09 May 2012 08:22:00 +0000 Pat Blank 4438 at http://nhpr.org