ARCHIVE - What the Fuck: US Agriculture Department Fighting Against Mad-Cow Testing

Archive: Thu May 31 01:55:57 2007
Title: What the Fuck: US Agriculture Department Fighting Against Mad-Cow Testing
Mood: annoyed
Music: Hold Me Now-Thompson Twins-The Wedding Singer
What the fuck is this???Gov't fights to keep meatpackers from testing all slaughtered cattle for mad cow (also http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/05/30/e-coli-conservatism-example-438/here).

Seems that Creekstone Farms, a little meatpacker in Kansas, want to make their product more distinct by testing 100% of their cows for a disease that is fatal to humans (the USDA goes out of its way to test a whole 1% of our meat).

Well, some of the bigger meatpackers are upset because they might look bad, and testing all their meat might cost lots of money (oh no, we wont make record proffits anymore!).

Unbelievably, the government is fighting the testing! I can't even comprehend why other than it might point out just how horribly they are doing their job watching our meat supply.

And even after a Federal judge said that the government had no business telling them not to test, the government filed an appeal just to keep the clock ticking and to put off the testing further.

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