The meat industry has achieved a level of crippling paranoia despite the reality that we are a meat loving population. But it would seem to be in the best interest of consumers and trade alike to spend some time listening to each other.
This recent case of mad cow disease could be an isolated case. It could amount to nothing more than a fleeting news item. That, certainly, is what the U.S. meat industry would like officials to think, and what it would like consumers to believe.