Wednesday, March 01, 2006

American Grown

So you think American Beef comes from America? Well guess again. If it's born here, raised in Canada, and shipped back, it's called American. What??? you say. Well sure it is, if you happen to be 3 packing companies that control 80% of the market. You think that might not be real good for your rancher neighbor? The waldenbushes don't care, there's big money talking about what's American. Maybe you're thinking Americans are a little more careful about raising their beef, seems they are by the evidence. It also seemed to make a difference between profit and hand to mouth when the Canadian border was closed to beef, and that barely caused an uptick in grocery stores.

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