Sounds rather Machiavellian--but not out of the question, certainly.
Damned stupid way for them to go about it, though.
On 22 Mar 2001, at 9:05, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> Fact is that the USFDA has no evidence of Mad Cow disease, nor can sheep
> get Mad Cow disease. What they have are poorly handled samples taken
> >from the brains four dead sheep that resemble old age related damage far
> more than evidence of spongiform encephelopathy. What this episode is
> about is twofold: the cow dairy industry wants them out of business, as
> does a New York City importer of european cheeses made from milk of the
> same Belgian sheep.
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