While our daily headlines provide an in-depth look at the biggest stories related to anti-consumer food and beverage activism, there are dozens more that we simply can’t get to. Here’s a sampling of the mad cow stories that have been on our plate today.
CCF on mad-cow risk and organic beef: “You’re talking about an infinitesimal risk of transmission in conventional beef to begin with. If you’re going to pay an extra 40, 50 or 100 percent for organic beef you may feel warm and fuzzy, but you are not harvesting any real benefit.”
CCF on misnamed “Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine” and its cynical use of mad cow fear to promote PETA-style dieting: “Steering an unsuspecting public toward a radical animal-rights lifestyle isn’t very ‘responsible’.”
John “Chicken Little” Stauber on CNN: “In Europe and Britain, they test virtually every beef animal for mad cow. That’s what we should be doing in the United States. The public should be very concerned about this.”