Dear Reporters working on the Mad Cow Story,

Dear Reporters working on the “Mad Cow” Story,

Although the “Discovery of Mad Cow” headlines show some semblence of research on your part, please let me suggest a few more story lines that should be examined.

  • Why is only .375 of 1% of the cattle population being tested for BSE?
  • Why didn’t the USDA perform the Western Blot test on the cow in question back last November?
  • How much pressure did the Beef and Cattle lobbies exert on the USDA to prevent the use of the Western Blot?

I offer these lines of questioning to you at no charge.

Thank you for your future diligence,

-Kate


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