What could a Texas statute titled the "False Disparagement of Perishable Food Products Act of 1995" possibly contemplate? Well, now we all know, thanks to a group of Texas cattlemen who brought suit under its provisions against popular daytime-television talk hostess Oprah Winfrey. The trial of Oprah, started last week in Amarillo, is all about a statement made on her show to the effect that certain cattle-feeding practices could facilitate the spread of "mad cow disease" in this nation. ...

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