Pink Slime

Kit Foshee is the reason you know about "pink slime," the ammonia-filled gunk that some meat processors have been adding to ground meats. Foshee had a six-figure job as a quality control inspector at a meat processing company that was telling its customers that the ammoniated slime made their ground meat safer to eat. Foshee's research, and that of a lot of other scientists, said that was far from true. When he called his company on it, he was told to sit down and shut up. He didn't. The company canned him, his wife left and he's been sued for supposedly defaming the company. A mess. But his take on it is: "I thought it was the right thing to do and that the public had a right to know.”