The Decider has made his decidening:
The Bush administration said Tuesday it will fight to keep meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease.
Thank Christ! For a moment, I thought we might have some good news about our disgusting, contaminated, steroid-riddled, pesticide-rife, genetically-modified, and otherwise putrid and frightening food supply. That was a close one!
A beef producer in the western state of Kansas, Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, wants to test all of its cows.
Larger meat companies feared that move because, if Creekstone should test its meat and advertised it as safe, they might have to perform the expensive tests on their larger herds as well.
The Agriculture Department regulates the test and argued that widespread testing could lead to a false positive that would harm the meat industry.
Know what else will harm the meat industry? When all the cows are dead from mad cow disease.
Or, ya know, all the people.