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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mad Cow Disease in Brazil

Mad Cow Disease

Brazil Has hidden the fact that a cow tested positive for mad cow disease two years ago. The have continued to ship beef all over the world including the United States. They claim that because the cow died from another cause,. it was safe even though tests showed signs of mad cow disease. Mad Cow disease is deadly to humans.

This brings into question the wisdom of the USDA reducing their inspections of foreign producers by 80%. They are depending on foreign countries to inspect their self. This is the second problem we have had with beef this year. The first was with Canadian beef.which was infected with E Coli.

Sense there is no way for consumers to tell where their beef comes from it might be a good time to stop eating beef.