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Sex, Lies and Cancerous Cows: How 9 Million Pounds of Bad Meat Got Into Food Supply

CNN is reporting that a meat processing plant bought diseased cows, intentionally hid their condition from inspectors and that one of the inspectors was dating a plant foreman.

screen grab from CNN
screen grab from CNN
Petaluma, Calif. – A slaughterhouse intentionally used cancerous cows, covered it up by cutting off diseased pieces of meat, and allowed millions of pounds of meat unfit for human consumption to enter stores, a CNN report found.

And while it was happening, a government inspector was in a romantic relationship with a plant foreman.

In February, 8.7 million pounds of meat processed by Rancho Feeding Corp. was recalled.

At the time the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported that Rancho had "processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit of federal inspection."

The meat was distributed in Illinois, Texas and California.

CNN reported that investigators suspect "that Rancho was buying diseased dairy cows and processing them when government inspectors weren’t there." Also, workers would cut off diseased pieces of meat to hide signs of cancer. In some instances, workers were "replacing the heads of sick cows with healthier ones."

CNN also documents a relationship between an inspector and a plant foreman – documenting intimate encounters. The inspector also "sent [the foreman] a picture of her naked back side in a tanning salon" the report states.

CNN's video report is attached to this post. Click here for more on this story.
William Keyser May 05, 2014 at 08:09 AM
I am always stunned when I hear these millions of pounds of processed meat and the animal suffering that represents. We really need to move on to a sustainable plant based diet for our environment, our health and conscience.
Roy Roscoe May 05, 2014 at 08:58 AM
But William, I feel so sympathetic towards the plants and I see picture of nests destroyed by combines and deer killed by plow blades and I can't help but think how cruel it is to advocate veganism.--- plants may have a stronger survival mechanism than even people. Plants definetly want to survive. At every juncture of life they choose the option that best guarantees their survival.--- When plants are injured they immediately flood the injury with substances to protect the injury from infection and to aid in its healing. Why would a plant do that if it didn't have a strong mechanism to want to survive? ---- It is now known that a plant can store survival information about its environment (memory) and even based on that memory re engineer it's own DNA to adapt for a better chance of survival which means it passes it's experiences on to future generations. That is a powerful exhibition of a will to survive--- You vegans are so species bigoted and feel such a strong and arrogant sense of species superiority. How can you justify that sort of relative morality? What have you got against plants and the creatures that live in natural forests & pastures coexisting with cattle, that makes you advocate for their destruction?
Andrea Sicoffshitz May 05, 2014 at 09:48 AM
We should be more concerned about the "smart meter" program being rolled out right under our noses and our children's heads. The media will do anything to avert the real tragedies spreading across this great nation, and those are: chem trails lacing our skies, GMO's lacing our foods, pesticides lacing our farms, chlorine and toxins in our drinking supply, and electromagntic radiation pulsating from three types of smart meters, or RF or AMR or EMF meters being placed in and on every home by all of the utility companies. These devices radiate a high frequency which creates imbalance and sickness in the nervous system, rendering us all sick and eventually, ALL, will be sick and succumb to some sort of devastating illness from radiation sickness to a smart meter. Check your basements and see if one of these lethal devices sits, unassuming, in your home or business. Then disarm is immediately or take your chances. Some symptoms include: shortness of breath, heart palpitations, sleeplessness, nervousness, dizziness and vertigo, along with imbalance problems; the list goes on and on and I would know as I am sick from one and now cannot go anywhere near radiating devices such as cell phones, or any wireless devices, cordless phones or anything that emits high frequency. That is all things motorized. My life has been completely siderailed by a seven inch long, very noxious and deadly device. Get smart about "smart meters." And stop eating non grass fed beef!
Roy Roscoe May 06, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Not a very believable article at all. The volume is too big to be credible.
knee jerk May 06, 2014 at 05:24 PM
@ "Where's Roscoe": Had they labeled only the meat from the cancerous cows it would have been a much smaller number. What would their advertising claims have looked like on those packages of meat?: "only cows that can still stand are used"?

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