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August 29, 2008


Kathleen in NYS

The USDA is worried about "giving consumers false assurance". Yeah, right Mr. USDA and George Bush Dick Cheney. And I got a bridge in Alaska to sell ya too.

That aside, BLT, I am wondering where your source is for that short incubation period...I have read up to 30 years and the GAO reports are very useful to read and you can easily read them online. And I am also wondering about your source for that "fact" being widely reported that most cattle slaughtered are under 24 months of age. Spent dairy cattle are in the 36 month range to the best of my knowledge and my best friends husband is a dairy farmer, so... Just be careful repeating something that might be inaccurate please.

Hope that US District Court looks at this issue with out political influence. Factory Farming is killing us the way cigarettes used to. Heart Disease, colon cancer, high blood pressure, ED, etc. Read The China Study, everyone! Might save you from Tim Russert's fate, among millions of others taking prescription drugs while eating gobs of cholesterol. Yuck. Plants contain zero cholesterol--even nuts and seeds--zero cholesterol.


Truely man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.

~Leonardo da Vinci

John Doe

Great article, I wuld like to see more details of which companies are pushing for no tests, the dirt on those two other judges, and the aftermath of case not being entirely over.

Keep up the godo work.

Sandy Jarvlet

Before we get too worked up about Mad Cow again, let's remember a joke and keep our lives happy and light:

So a husband and wife decide to dine out at good steak house. The waitress comes to take their order and the husband says, "I'll have the 32 oz T-bone."

The waitress glances up from writing his order down and asks, "Sir, are you sure?"

He replies, "Yep."

The waitress then says, "What about the mad cow?"

The husband, focused on placing his napkin on his lap, without hesitation and says, "Oh, she'll just have a salad."


Carl Mundi

So let me get this straight. The USDA, an agency of the Federal government charged with broad responsibility for the public health -- is arguably placing corporate interests above those of the beef-consuming American people? Splendid. Fire up the grill...

Marybeth Wuerthner

Does it make a lot of sense to ban mad cow testing?

While corporate profits look the other way, to avoid public safety?

Shame on anyone banning testing, which U.S. cows are infected with mad cow disease. Had the meat industry took responsibility first and foremost, we wouldn't have had this issue today.

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