So the large companies didn't want to test because it would be expensive and the USDA said it was illegal to test. Feel safer? And while Creekstone was trying to do more testing, the USDA was cutting back on their own testing.
Not only is USDA blocking Creekstone, the department said last month that it's reducing its mad cow testing program by 90%. The industry and its sympathetic regulators seem to believe that the problem isn't mad cow disease. It's tests that find mad cow.
I won't pretend to be an expert on the subject but I think this is just one more fine example of the Bush adminstration putting corporations at the top of the priority list far above the mere citizens. And what about not regulating capitalism? What about allowing consumers to choose? Hypocrites.
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