Truly, let this be the last word on ‘pink slime’ the other name for ‘lean finely textured beef,’ LFTB, or as Colbert says, “Because our beef has so many hormones, it’s a member of the transgender community!” ‘Pink slime’ is simply beef offal and trimmings treated with ammonium hydroxide gas to control pathogens. Like it or not, ammonium hydroxide is added to lots of food: cheese, chocolate, confections, baked goods, breakfast cereals, eggs, fish, sports drinks, beer, pudding – and meat. (Read more about it from The International Food Information Council Foundation.) All I can say is, America, you have no idea. Watch Stephen slime pink slime.