Wednesday, August 04, 2004

USDA relaxing Mad Cow testing...

Well, folks, it's time to eat hearty on that beef-wagon because, let's face it, we're screwed.

The USDA announced today that they'll be relaxing testing for mad cow disease... you know, because it's not really a concern...

Previous standards allowed testers to announce when a tainted sample was found - remembering that only one in every few thousand cows are tested and the tests are completely left up to the meat industry - but now, according to Yahoo:

Under the new protocol, two additional rapid tests would be conducted and only if one of them were inconclusive would the results be announced.

Yes, this means that in addition to allowing the meat industry not to test at all (what do you think "voluntary testing" means?) , when they do test they can play "best 2 out of 3".

Yep, I feel safe.

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