Monday, September 01, 2008

Do NOT Test Meat

The US Court of Appeals for the DC District ruled Friday that the Department of Agriculture can stop meat packers from testing their cattle for mad cow disease. Yes this is exactly right, the USDA is preventing Creekstone Farms Premium Beef a Kansas meatpacker from testing all its cattle. The why is even more interesting.

Big packers don't like the idea of the little packer being able to advertise that they test all beef versus the big ones doing ordinary partial testing and making a "guarantee" that their beef is safe. They would be "forced" to do the expensive testing also... So, hmmm. Who is it that the government actually protects here? The citizens of the US? Small business? Bet you can guess....

The Court ruled that it is within the scope of the Government's authority to limit testing. USA Today

4 comments:

Bpaul said...

BAH, same shit different day eh?

This stuff drives me crazy.

Chuck Butcher said...

That's why I'm here - to make you crazier.

KISS said...

So now we can re-read " The Jungle" and tell ourselves how we have progressed. Nothing like the christan president to take us back to the dark ages..earth is flat, creationism, no testing for diseases, and no abortions allowed..and now McCain is willing to keep these mandates going. This begs the question: Are all repugs nuts or are only the nut-cases repugs?

KISS said...

So now we can re-read " The Jungle" and tell ourselves how we have progressed. Nothing like the christan president to take us back to the dark ages..earth is flat, creationism, no testing for diseases, and no abortions allowed..and now McCain is willing to keep these mandates going. This begs the question: Are all repugs nuts or are only the nut-cases repugs?