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From: TSS ()
Subject: Japan's Food Safety Commission says USDA asleep at the wheel on mad cow disease
Date: March 31, 2005 at 9:27 am PST

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Subject: Japan's Food Safety Commission says USDA asleep at the wheel on mad cow disease
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:11:38 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Thursday, March 31, 2005 Commentary |


Japan's Food Safety Commission says USDA asleep at the wheel on mad
cow disease

The USDA has done such a poor job investigating mad cow disease that
even other countries like Japan
are being forced to conduct their own investigations into the safety of
U.S. beef. Hey, isn't that the USDA's job?

Don't be silly. The job of the USDA
is to promote U.S. agriculture
and cattle ranchers at all costs and to even engage in a massive
political cover-up to hide mad cow disease from the world, if necessary.
And the agency is doing that job quite well.

But it's not fooling the Japanese. Japan buys a lot of beef from the
U.S., and the nation doesn't want its citizens dropping dead from BSE
(U.S. regulators couldn't care
less, apparently), so it wants to make sure beef imported from the U.S.
is free of mad cow disease.

And that noble goal could be easily accomplished by simply testing the
cows, right? But the USDA threatens to sue U.S. beef exporters who want
to test their own cows for mad cow disease! In other words, the USDA
doesn't want anybody testing for the disease. And why? Well, because it
would reveal just how widespread mad cow disease really is in this
country, and that would hurt beef sales worldwide.

So instead of actually testing the cows, the USDA insists that Japan and
other countries should just buy the beef anyway, "because we said so."
And that's how the USDA continues to pull the wool over the eyes of
nearly everyone when it comes to mad cow disease.

At what point are we going to raid the USDA with FBI agents and arrest
the criminals responsible for all this?

http://www.newstarget.com/001297.html

TSS

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