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Old 06-24-2005, 04:08 PM   #1
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Mad Cow found again in the US

http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/06/24/ma ... index.html


Might be a good time to stock up on beef, if prices rise like they did last time.
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:27 PM   #2
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Relax guys, I'm sure within 48 hours your government will find a way to blame it on Canada again.
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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Is it just my ignorance or does this get blown out of proportion?

I think there is only a slim chance we could get sick from eating it, even less chance we might die and even then we would have to eat the spinal cord or brain?

Yeah, I'd rather not take the chance but geez ... 'let's cull a few million bovines' seems extreme as well.

Hope things work out ok down there. We enjoyed cheap beef for a while here but then the price went up again and seems to have leveled off higher.
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:04 PM   #4
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I don't know the details of the disease, I just know beef prices rose way up when the last scare hit. And they didn't really drop. Oh well, I'm happy with pork and chicken, if need be.
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:06 PM   #5
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You didn't read the whole thing. (Or didn't understand it) That's why beef prices go up because folk like you have the brain wasting disease. The beef (cow) was quarantined. Also they have not imported any beef from Canada in a year or so. Your jumping to conclusions along with other 'Peter panic people' that drive the price up because you won't buy in fear. Just as the big ground beef scare of a while back.TON'S of ground beef was found to be bad with salmonella. Your talking ONE COW out of how many get processed per day? How much commercial ground beef goes to the consumer in a day? Is it safe? Who knows till someone starts puking there guts out. TON'S more than one beef or cow that has brain fuck. Just another media weasel thing to print or report about. Big beef producers and media weasels, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Dumb ass public!
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ummm....no one died in the last scare, right?
Beef prices went up, right?


So another scare may mean prices go up again, right?
Or maybe I'm a dumbfuck like you say.
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Captain, Dude, Relax, I have a few friends on the farm that know exactly what is going on.If I falsely informed you, I apologize. But I didn't. There is many chicken and egg producing farms around here and you don't want to know what goes on there.
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ok, I'm relaxed.

Just trying to get the info out.
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Google: Mad cow and BSE and see what comes up. It's a problem that has been going on for ages. Sorry I took a jab at ya. I could not resist. :biggrin:
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I personally bought beef like crazy when it was cheap. When the price went back up I continued my usual beef purchases. No worries here. I read some stuff about BSE that led me to believe the concern was over-hyped. I shyed away from beef by-product mystery meats like hot dogs for a while but that's about it.

I also think it's certain unhealthy animals enter our food supply every day ... not every animal is tested for every possible ailment. It's just a fact of life in the modern world.
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