As consumers visit the meat counter to select items for the next family meal or gathering, they may see signs such as “ground meat does not contain pink slime.” What began as an “investigative” news report about the lean, finely textured beef, dubbed “pink slime,” has caused some school districts to find alternative meat suppliers for the products offered through the National School Lunch Program. Now the beef industry is speaking in defense of the beef product about what is not being told to the public. As the late commentator Paul Harvey would say, “Here is the rest of the story.” . . .