The Null Device

Where's the beef?

Did you know that, in the US, the destination of BSE-tainted meat is a state secret? Well, not quite, but it is illegal for government agencies to tell the public about where tainted meat was sold. Which has led to the absurd situation of the government calling a recall without notifying the recipients of tainted meat, i.e., essentially as a PR exercise to reassure the peasantry that everything is OK whilst protecting the profits of agribusiness.
"I do think that the USDA has erred in its judgment here. It has sacrificed the public's health in favor of the beef industry,'' said [Alameda County health officer] Iton.

(There's one way to be safe: if you're in the US, stop eating beef.)

There are 3 comments on "Where's the beef?":

Posted by: Alex http:// Tue Jan 6 12:59:50 2004

Only Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys(tm) need fear BSE and vCJD! You should see the PATRIOTS on tv saying how they're still going to do the right thing and eat US Beef. I EAT BEEF AND I VOTE (?)

Posted by: Graham Tue Jan 6 13:31:50 2004

What do you think's in the burgers?

Posted by: Luke Tue Jan 6 22:10:20 2004

Parts of meat-packing industry workers, innit?

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