CHICAGO -- Controversy over a segment of the "Oprah Winfrey Show" that cast doubt on the safety of American beef has been defused by the beef industry. eef Association representative Gary Weber and vegetarian activist Howard Lyman appeared on the show, but NCBA claimed in a statement that 75% of Weber's comments were edited out after the initial taping. NCBA President John Lacey condemned the show in a letter to Winfrey, saying that she had given "antimeat activists a platform for biased ...

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