Archive: Tue Sep 2 15:01:12 2008 Title: Letter to my congress-being Mood: annoyed Music: Trance Rotation #12 - 5-DJ Addison
Since I didn't include a contribution of $100,000, I don't expect my concerns to get anywhere. But what the hell, might as well complain anyway...
I just was reading a decision by the DC federal court of appeals supporting a FDAUSDA [of course the USDA would deal with this not the FDA like I previously commented... duh!] decision preventing a meat packer company from testing all of its cows for mad-cow. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-08-29-mad-cow_N.htm
Why is the FDAUSDA preventing a company from bringing a more-safe product to its customers? Why is it preventing a company from going above-and-beyond what is required by law?
The only reason for the FDAUSDA to prevent a company from doing more than what is asked is because the FDAUSDA is more concerned for the interests of big-business meat packers than they are for the interests of the citizens.
The FDAUSDA can and should provide minimum guidelines for food safety, but "maximum guidelines"???
Perhaps I should "contribute" $100,000 so that my concerns might get heard and not just the concerns of the corporations...