Newsclipping of the Day :: The Latest Beef Scare... Poor Cows.

We should all be vegetarians, en masse. This is all so disgusting and wrong. I'm working on a city history project in a town that was once a huge meatpacking center. It all came to a screeching halt somewhere in my childhood when a few meatpackers consolidated control of everything (kinda the way the media has... or the banking industry... or the energy sector... the list never ends). I think it is safe to assume that our FDA really doesn't exist any more:

"It takes time to properly train regulators. They need to be experts in their respective fields and to know what to look for. This is a project that will take years and years after this Administration is gone. Bush has put us all at risk; that's not hyperbole."

Digby's latest E.Coli Conservatism Comment nails it right on the head, once again. Hillary, Barack, thank goodness you are BOTH paying attention to this. Bring everybody else along please.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Actually, food inspection is the purview of the USDA Food Inspection Service (FDA just regulates additives and ingredients). Bush has basically hamstringed the FIS and, for the most part, allowed the big meat packers to police themselves (fox? henhouse?). It's one of the many reasons I haven't eaten meat for a very long time.

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