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December 30, 2003

Crazy Daisy

A few thoughts on the recent "discovery" of Mad Cow disease in the U.S.

(1) News stories reported that meat from the cow went to eight different states. So this means that they suspected this cow of having MC, but they still chopped it up and sent it to the stores, without waiting for the results?!?!

(2) This whole thing is a classic example of why we need to become a more "distributed" world. One sick cow in the Pacific Northwest, has shut down the beef industry for the entire country. If I was in the Northeastern US cattle biz, I would be doing everything in my power now to create a reputable, REGIONAL, meat testing and approval system. Distribute and compartmentalize.

(3) I know it's kinda weird, but all this talk about cows and beef, has given me a craving for a cheeseburger.

Posted by jghiii at December 30, 2003 12:21 PM
Posted by: sherman on December 30, 2003 12:57 PM

Had beef last night.

Will have it again tonite.

Posted by: sherman on December 30, 2003 12:58 PM

And think of the sales that McD's and BK will soon start having. Man, I'm gonna save a lot on my food bill this month.

Posted by: beth on December 30, 2003 01:36 PM

So what are you saying...the meat industry should spend money by waiting for results of testing instead of putting the public in danger...there goal is to make money not spend it.

Posted by: sherman on December 30, 2003 03:43 PM

See, demand will be down because certain bloggers are scaring the public into not buying beef.

So with demand down and supply way up, the fast food joints will have to offer sales. Twenty-five cent hamburgers. Thirty-cent cheeseburgers. Free chocolate pudding with each triple burger.

Posted by: Mark on December 31, 2003 07:12 AM

Well, will the fast food places offer sales because demand is down or will
instead they hike prices because of the limited supply of known good

C'mon, there's gotta be a way to spin this...

Posted by: sherman on December 31, 2003 01:28 PM

Oh, supply will not be limited. The port of Oakland is already dealing with all these shipments that were supposed to go to Asia that the nations there are now refusing.

We're gonna have beef, lots of beef, for the New Year.

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