USDA Won't Allow Private Mad Cow Testing

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  1. Daisy

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    From Reuters:
    From what appears to be a 2004 editorial, when Creekstone Farms was first refused the tests:
    Why not allow the company to test for Bovine Spongeiform Encephalitis if it wants to?
     
  2. poncho

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    The manufacturers of RFID chips and the meat packers would rather have all animals tagged electronically, the added cost and controls would put smaller producers and hobby farmers out of business. I think that's probably the idea behind it Daisy.

    Derry Brownfield link. Has some good information on this and other agriculture issues.
     
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    Perhaps a compromise. Have a display case of meats that were inspected, at a price reflective of the additional costs, and a normal one. Of course they would still have to get the DofA's kits though.
     

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