Wednesday, April 25, 2012
re: safe meat, "my father-in-law looked at me and said, we can't be part of this"
Now we have more mad cow found. I am surprised. The industry knows it's out there. Slaughterhouses are limited on how many cattle can be tested, it's law, you can not test more than your limit. A small processor in Kansas spent 5 years in court trying to get around this law, they had a contract from Japan that would pay high dollar for meat that was 100% tested. Cattlemen associations and the governement finally drove them out of business to stop the law suit. The last thing they want is more testing. The other thing is the animals age, mad cow, if the beast has it, doesn't show up till the animal gets a little older, so the industry is making sure older animals don't get tested so often by a number of methods and economic decisions like making sure cattle meet the stun gun before they get very old. Take note of what I said, it doesn't show up until the critter is older, young ones can have it but it doesn't test.
Pink slime, why do they mix it, why can't you get a pink slime chili, or burger? Think.