Tuesday, February 03, 2004

More food-talk: Iain Murray, in a reprinted op-ed, on Mad Cow excitement. Razor is right that our system is not dangerous. Too many people eat too much processed meat every day without incident for hysterical treatment of McDonalds or Purdue to be justified. But our society is not one that settles for mere safety, at least not our middle class and higher whose standard of living demands more. What a blessing they can afford "a few extra cents a pound" (actually, I think I can do quite a bit better than $3 or $4 a pound for ground beef, but Razor's point is still valid and well made). Our focus should be on increasing the number of people who can afford to make that choice, so that they begin to tip the scales in terms of what is considered "good, safe and well-prepared meat."

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