You say slime, others say FTB = finely textured beef. Potato potatoe, tomato tahmahto.
Bottom line for me is taste tests, and studies show that ground meat without the stuff tastes better. I'm sure chicken nuggets not made with chicken slime - umm FTC - taste a heck of a lot better then the slimy nuggets.
What I don't understand is that this was news many years ago. Why is it news now? Perhaps to justify the ever increasing price of ground meat?
I smell something fishy, and it is called beef.