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Mad Cow Disease discovered in the United States (again)

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The mad cow disease story is a few days old  now, but this Chicago Tribune article provides some interesting insight into problems with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s testing restrictions.  Presently, the USDA only tests a very small percentage of animals killed each year and prohibits private companies from conducting their own testing. On what planet does that make sense?


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