] In the month and a half since a case of mad cow disease
] was discovered in Washington State, Americans have been
] learning more than they wanted to know about what cattle
] in this country have been eating.
] Though consumers may imagine bucolic scenes of nursing
] calves and cows munching on grass or hay, much of
] American agriculture no longer works that way. For years,
] calves have been fed cow's blood instead of milk, and
] cattle feed has been allowed to contain composted wastes
] from chicken coops, including feathers, spilled feed and
] even feces.
Everybody now, "Grass-feed beef GOOD, animal-byproduct-fed beef BAD!"