Bush Administration: “Don’t Inspect That Beef!”

You’d think the government would appreciate meatpackers that want to go above the letter of the law, and inspect more than they needed to (given the state of the meat industry). But the Bush administration is trying to keep meatpackers from taking extra steps to protect consumers. Less than 1% of  cattle are inspected for mad cow disease. One company, Creekstone Farms, wants to inspect all their cows. But the Bush administration (and bigger meatpackers) doesn’t want them to.