I agree that the threat to any of us as individuals from the Mad Cow
disease is very low. In Europe it is estimated that several million people ate beef contaminated with mad cow before the authorities took action to remove the contaminated meat from the markets. I read yesterday that a total of 150 people died of the effects of Mad Cow contaminated beef over a perior of about six years. The odds seem very much in our favor . But we have every right to insist that out FDA and Ag Dept. do their duty and get the stuff out of our food system.
Maybe one iron and his libertarien friends have the capacity to iindividually inspect their beef purchases for Mad Cow- but most of us dont ,and we need our government to protect us from such unnecessary risks.
As for me, I had a very nice hamburger at P&G’s (our local watering hole) on Tuesday and I plan to have hamburger again for lunch today.
Happy New Year to All from the snowy Hudson Valley…