Friday, June 20, 2008

An OMG moment

The United States Department of Agriculture won’t allow American beef producers to test their cattle for mad cow disease. The Agriculture Department argued that the tests should be prohibited because if one company started using them, consumer demand would drive all companies to use them, and that would add to the price of beef.


That's a puzzler.

The agency in charge of food safety says that you can't test the food for bad stuff.

We're the government, and you can't do this because -- wait for it -- the people want you to.

That's ... insane.

This is from The New York Times

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Uh yeah, that's interesting. Glad to know the government is watching out for us... or not...