Please write your congressman before you eat that next mad cow burger.
DOA prohibiting company from testing beef
There is a company in Kansas that processes beef, and, in order to make sure the beef is safe, the company now wants to test every cow for Mad Cow Disease. The United States inspects the smallest amount of cattle of any developed country, and we do it as a favor to big agriculture companies and food processors. But Creekstone is offering to test these cows the way they should be tested. They have already spent $500,000 for the testing equipment and facility. Other countries are not buying our beef specifically because we don’t test our cattle thoroughly. So you’d think the industry would be ecstatic about Creekstone’s offer. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture has prohibited Creekstone from testing the food supply. Why? The DOA is worried that people may think there is a problem with the food supply. Clark would like someone from the DOA to come on the air and explain what the DOA is thinking. They’re spending our tax dollars to try and stop this. The agricultural industry is obviously more concerned with making profits than they are with whether our children live or die.