Quick, Hide the Tainted Meat!

Get a load of this. Unless you get sick, the USDA is NOT going to tell you about potentially tainted meat. The Associated Press reports:
Under pressure from the food industry, the Agriculture Department is considering a proposal not to identify retailers where tainted meat went for sale except in cases of serious health risk, The Associated Press has learned.

Had that been the rule in place last month, consumers would not have been told if their supermarkets sold meat from a Southern California slaughterhouse that triggered the biggest beef recall in U.S. history.

The plan is being considered as the USDA puts the final touches on a proposed disclosure rule. It had lingered in draft form for two years until getting pushed to the forefront in February, when 143 million pounds of beef were recalled by Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. in Chino, Calif., after undercover video by an animal-rights activist showed workers abusing crippled cows.
Now, remember what Dr. Henry I. Miller Senior of Stanford University had to say about the controversial issue of cloned meat:
The question of whether consumers will eat cloned meat is moot. Since there won't be any labeling to identify meat derived from clones.
Clearly, the livestock industry cares about America. Do cattle farmers line their stables with the Bill of Rights too?
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Llouise - April 1, 2008 11:35 AM

So scary. I have no doubt there is more tampering with real food (produce) than we are told.

Also, just a shout-out to animal rights activists! They often get bad raps; but, if not for them, a lot of this stuff wouldn't come to the fore. And, really, it's ALL connected; people just haven't realized that yet.

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