Like I said, they do it in Japan. It would add to the cost of beef. But ask Merck how much it would have cost them to take Vioxx off the market earlier (answer: a lot, but since they didn’t, the survival of the company is at stake). I’ll predict right now that eventually mad cow will be loose in American herds which will end beef exports and result in lawsuits that will devestate the beef industry. They are being very shortsighted.