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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 05:27 PM
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18. And that is the Problem
The Department of Agriculture not only inspect beef, it also PROMOTES beef, and if one company tests every cow, consumers will pay a premium for that Company's beef. Most Beef producers just do NOT want to test and if ONE COMPANY tests all of them will have to sooner or later do to people willing to pay a premium for tested beefs. Just think about it,. Wendy's saying its Beef is 100% tested "safe", while McDonald's and Burger King does NOT, Wendy's could even raise its prices and still get more and more customers until McDonald's and Burger King does the same (And force ALL Beef producers to test). Thus to permit one to test means sooner or later ALL cows will have to be testes and thus the opposition to testing by the USDA.
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  -Government Won't Allow Mad Cow Tests; Meatpacker Sues (protect beef $$?) LiberalHeart  Mar-23-06 03:08 PM   #0 
  - The only possible reason the government would say "No way"...  TechBear_Seattle   Mar-23-06 03:17 PM   #1 
  - afraid too many cases will show up  Born Free   Mar-24-06 04:29 AM   #37 
  - and the gov't won't allow it?  Kber   Mar-23-06 03:18 PM   #2 
  - I think the gov considers it gamble to allow the tests... Texas....  LiberalHeart   Mar-23-06 03:19 PM   #3 
  - Because the market would force the whole industry to test.  K-W   Mar-23-06 03:21 PM   #4 
  - If we really knew how many cows had this disease  DBoon   Mar-23-06 03:24 PM   #5 
  - That is what I eat  leftchick   Mar-24-06 05:11 AM   #38 
  - damn straight!  TexasLawyer   Mar-24-06 12:04 PM   #44 
  - The Most Likely Reason  Crisco   Mar-23-06 03:34 PM   #10 
  - Proving again, that this GOP is not in favor of Free Market  salin   Mar-23-06 05:30 PM   #19 
  - Score one for globalization? n/t  Nevernose   Mar-23-06 10:14 PM   #31 
  - Because Tyson and Cargill don't want to have to test too  warrens   Mar-23-06 03:32 PM   #7 
  - And that is the Problem  happyslug   Mar-23-06 05:27 PM   #18 
  - Let the market decide - good idea  Cronus Protagonist   Mar-24-06 06:17 PM   #49 
  - What's a matter with you? You think you live in a free country  0007   Mar-25-06 11:22 AM   #54 
  - see also: Food Uniformity Act  BadgerKid   Mar-25-06 12:00 PM   #55 
  - According to the article...  TreasonousBastard   Mar-23-06 03:26 PM   #6 
  - Its not a possibility, its what has already happened.  K-W   Mar-23-06 03:33 PM   #9 
  - Good for them! But due to budget cuts, I doubt it will do much good.  Up2Late   Mar-23-06 03:33 PM   #8 
  - Yet they're implementing  Marie26   Mar-23-06 03:36 PM   #11 
  - It makes sense if you're Carlyle Group and have RFID technology  pushycat   Mar-23-06 04:17 PM   #13 
  - "It would cost about $20 per animal to do the tests,"  ConcernedCanuk   Mar-23-06 03:38 PM   #12 
  - That's saying there's only 200 lbs of meat from a cow?  Tom Yossarian Joad   Mar-23-06 05:09 PM   #16 
     - NO, that means if it costs the Korporations 5 cents, they'll charge ya 10  ConcernedCanuk   Mar-24-06 12:53 AM   #33 
  - Same reason gubmint gives when it fights labeling anything:  WinkyDink   Mar-23-06 04:38 PM   #14 
  - go VEGAN- it's not that hard these days-it a lot easier than it used to be  NIGHT TRIPPER   Mar-23-06 04:58 PM   #15 
  - Well you see a lot of us here like our food to taste good  Taverner   Mar-23-06 05:13 PM   #17 
  - So you're saying that all vegan food tastes  flvegan   Mar-23-06 06:49 PM   #21 
     - Kick for a response.  flvegan   Mar-23-06 08:25 PM   #22 
     - Guess I'll kick it again  flvegan   Mar-23-06 09:02 PM   #24 
     - I think most vegan food  nodehopper   Mar-23-06 09:29 PM   #28 
        - So then  flvegan   Mar-23-06 09:38 PM   #29 
        - okay you can laugh at it  nodehopper   Mar-24-06 03:20 AM   #35 
        - In my experience, most of it's expensive, though.  raccoon   Mar-24-06 10:19 AM   #43 
        - not bland at all- get a book online- it's cheap-take vitamin sups at first  NIGHT TRIPPER   Mar-24-06 02:08 AM   #34 
           - thank you for the recommendations, but  nodehopper   Mar-24-06 03:27 AM   #36 
              - info was just for those interested- if you read a bit more and do the math  NIGHT TRIPPER   Mar-24-06 01:44 PM   #45 
                 - I've read a lot  nodehopper   Mar-24-06 05:52 PM   #47 
                    - You might  flvegan   Mar-24-06 09:07 PM   #50 
                    - this is why I don't see the point of arguing about this  nodehopper   Mar-25-06 02:36 AM   #53 
                    - read Gabriel Cousens MD. books- any of them  NIGHT TRIPPER   Mar-24-06 10:09 PM   #51 
                       - I am familiar with the content  nodehopper   Mar-25-06 02:32 AM   #52 
                          - not if you didn't read it--sorry but it's your loss not anyone else's  NIGHT TRIPPER   Mar-25-06 01:15 PM   #56 
                             - I've read his arguments  nodehopper   Mar-25-06 01:32 PM   #58 
  - or just don't eat beef. or just eat organic from small farms.  nodehopper   Mar-23-06 09:27 PM   #27 
  - K&R  DeepModem Mom   Mar-23-06 06:46 PM   #20 
  - more bushco incompetence/malfeasance  madmark   Mar-23-06 08:27 PM   #23 
  - I am not vegetarian but  nodehopper   Mar-23-06 09:19 PM   #25 
  - I am not vegetarian but  nodehopper   Mar-23-06 09:20 PM   #26 
  - utter madness  HuffleClaw   Mar-23-06 10:12 PM   #30 
  - Don't you mean "udder madness"? (n/t)  LiberalHeart   Mar-23-06 10:20 PM   #32 
  - Excessive Antibiotic Use in the Meat Industry?  auagroach   Mar-24-06 05:43 AM   #39 
  - K & R. This is a HUGE scandal about the REPUBLICANS making us  loudsue   Mar-24-06 08:12 AM   #40 
  - I just want to kick it and keep it going. no text.  Overseas   Mar-24-06 08:20 AM   #41 
  - As far as I'm concerned, we all should only be buying from  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-24-06 10:02 AM   #42 
  - I don't get it. I thought businesses could do any tests they wanted  Nikia   Mar-24-06 04:15 PM   #46 
  - No good reason doesn't mean  depakid   Mar-24-06 06:12 PM   #48 
  - Heres my e-mail to Creekstone farms  fob   Mar-25-06 01:26 PM   #57 

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