How in the world could this be legal? Our government does not have our best interests in mind only that of the large corporations. It is illegal for a company to make sure it's product is safe for its customers. Mindboggling.
A federal appeals court says the government can prohibit meat packers from testing their animals for mad cow disease.Via dailykos
Because the Agriculture Department tests only a small percentage of cows for the deadly disease, Kansas meatpacker Creekstone Farms Premium Beef wants to test all of its cows. The government says it can't.
Larger meat companies worry that if Creekstone is allowed to perform the test and advertise its meat as safe, they could be forced to do the expensive test, too.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday overturned a lower court ruling that would have cleared the way for the testing. The appeals court said restricting the test is within the scope of the government's authority.
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