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Abused Cows May Cause Mad Cow Disease

In what has been a shocking undercover taped investigation at a meat packing firm in Chino, Calif., the CEO admits under subpoena at a congressional hearing that — yes, he was aware of the inhumane cow abuse but no, he didn’t know that abused cows cause mad cow disease.  

Of the 143 million pounds being recalled, some of it had already been eaten. The incubation period for mad cow disease can be 20 years.

The senate commission is considering several proposals for safer meat packing methods including irradiation which would reduce the risk of e.coli.  

I don’t know about you but since Circle of Food reported this news story about the tainted meat recall in Feb. — I have lost my taste for red meat.

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