Could this be a cause of recent bacterial outbreaks? Perhaps the reason 'meat' from fast food joints is so cheap? I guess this truly proves, you get what you pay for. And for $1.50, you can get a nice helping of pink slime, some antibiotics, growth hormones, ammonia, and perhaps a side of salmonella or ecoli.
If this doesn't change your mind about quality, I don't know what will! It's even in our children's cafeteria's?!?!
I think one of the most common items I see on the 7 day food journals I ask my clients to submit to me is pasta. It seems to be loved by all across different cultures, ethnicities and genders. It is also one of the items my clients look at me with great big sad eyes and say "Do I have to give up my spaghetti?" My answer is always the same... "I don't believe in eliminating certain foods, just making them better for you".