Food safety? In Japan? Ha!
Japan reports 30th mad cow case
A 5-year and 4-month-old female cow, which died last week in northern Japan, has tested positive for mad cow disease, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Monday.
This is the 30th case of confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Japan, according to a release of the ministry.
The cow was born on a farm in Chitose, Hokkaido in June 2001 before the implementation of a ban on meat-and-bone meal suspected of being a cause of the brain-wasting disease, the ministry said.
Of course, in Japan, no one ever hides embarrassing or incriminating information.
The most hilarious part...well perhaps not so hilarious to the individuals who will die of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease because they ate Japanese beef rather than U.S. beef..is that the LDP cannot call the Socialists and the Communists out on their biased stupidity...because, of course, pointing out the glaring difference in the number of BSE cases in Japan and the United States, both in actual and relative terms, would so upset the voters in the farming constiuencies.