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2007-05-31 14:01:49.334433+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

"The Bush administration said Tuesday it will fight to keep meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease.". Meat producer wants to test all of its beef for BSE (and use this as a selling point). USDA says no.

At this point I've been spoiled by grass raised no feedlot beef, so regular beef holds no appeal, but the producer is Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, it seems like they're still getting used to the idea of permalinks, but here's their latest press release on the matter.

From Genehack's latest tab dump which pointed to this commentary on this article, which noted:

Larger meat companies feared that move because, if Creekstone should test its meat and advertised it as safe, they might have to perform the expensive tests on their larger herds as well.

And, as always, isn't it interesting that the loudest voices against a free market come from the bigger companies? Of course food production in this country may as well be nationalized, food policy is far more economically driven than safety driven, but...

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