True, it depends upon the process. If you grind up a perfectly good steak into burger its not really "processed", it only changed in physical form. Dogs and burgers are truly American favorites. Anyone here have a problem with hotdogs and burgers?
Sliding sideways, markets now sell a lot of fish that is FAS, frozen at sea. It is a lot fresher and tastes better than fish sitting in the hold for a week before returning to port. Point is that "process" can be a lot of things. The food industry faces many challenges providing for 400 million of us.
Regarding pink slime, notice that mainstream media is not covering it. When media forms get caught with their pants down they protect each other. You are a story when you make a mistake;
but when they make a mistake, it didn't happen.