WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to drastically scale back its mad cow testing next month has drawn mixed reactions. The USDA spends about $1 million each week to test 5,000 animals. Under its new program it will test about 40,000 animals per year at a cost of about $8 million, said Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns. Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, opposes the decision. "It's a very bad idea to scale back on testing because even the USDA's ...
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