Originally posted by oneiron339
Paul, what I was inferring was that this scare is exactly what is is - a scare. Not one case of mad cow has been documented in humans in the US,ever; yet we have all these scaremongers out there with political agendas tied to PETA, Greenpeace, Animal Liberation Front, etc., trying to whip us into a frenzy over the one cow in Washington state. This is typical, however, from a population which worries more about things like mad cow and yet, everyday across the US over 100 folks die in auto crashes and no one bats an eye. It's typical of the population that worries more about Britney Spears while our imperial federal government taxes the daylights out of us to fund some off the wall project that no one wants or protects a 3" mouse in Texas while many jobs go away in the meantime.
You know--i dont belong to any of the groups you list and i think Peta is a bit crazed----but i do know that -
1---the QUALITY of the food that we are eating is going downhill faster all the time.
2---food raised on family farms rather then corporate food mills TASTES better!
3---If it wasnt for the BILLIONS of dollars we have spent on auto saftey in the past 50 yrs that 100 deaths a day in auto wrecks would be WAY higher---and i think that the 1000's of folks in MADD and like organization would argue that we DO indeed BAT AN EYE!!! and
4---having lived in the third world were no-one pays taxes to protect ANYTHING---i would just as soon pay my taxes--and continue living here where the average life span is THIRTY year longer!!!
right,left,conservative,liberal,vegtarian,meat eater----we are ALL humans and we DONT have all the answers. Too much of ANYTHING is too much!Not enough of anything is not enough! Like it or not life is compromise and lately---we--all of us --seem to be very bad at compromise---but i fear not for the planet--for i know that when somthing gets an itch--eventually it scrathes it---and we humans have been definatly itching this big ol planet of ours! So im enjoying the meal while it lasts and doing everything i can to keep it lasting! I will continue to Think Globally and Buy Locally! The burgers at the Boomerang Cafe down the road could WALK to the grill from where theynwhere raised and were never processed by a multinational corporation that owes NO alliegance to any country or people other then its stockholders bottom line. My neighbors raised that beef at the Boomerang and---i like it that way! OK i will now get down of the soapbox.