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If companies want to test for BSE, let them

14 May 2006

IOWA - Creekstone Farms Premium Beef is David. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and corporate America is Goliath. Iowa cattle farmers should pray little David eventually slays the giant. But I have a feeling the slingshot is empty and free enterprise will continue to take a beating of biblical proportions. Two months ago, Creekstone Farms sued the department for the right to test every animal it slaughters for mad cow disease. The Kansas packer claims it's losing $40,000 a day because foreign customers don't want to buy beef that isn't tested.

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Source: Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier


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