Am putting this in this section so as all may view it. This does not concern most of us, but perhaps do have family members that dine at Micky D's.
> > Subject: American beef @ McDonalds
> > ?FOOD for thought!?!
> > S. American beef @ McDonalds
> > THIS IS A GOOD DECENT MAN WHO TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE
> > THIS AND: HE SIGNED THE STATEMENT AND: INCLUDED HIS
> > INFO:
> > I'm sure those of you who aren't in the
> > business
> > don't understand the issues here. But to those of
> > whose living
> > depends on the cattle market, selling cattle, raising
> > best beef
> > possible... This is frustrating.
> > This will keep us from ever stopping there again,
> > for a drink.
> > The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders
> > Association
> > American cattle producers are very passionate about
> > this.
> > McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef
> in the
> > USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that
> is not
> > so. Our
> > opinion is they are looking to save money at our
> > The sad
> > thing
> > of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who
> > McDonald's
> > successful in the first place, but we are not good en
> > to provide
> > beef.
> > We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's,
> > I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass
> > around maybe
> > there will be an impact felt.
> > Please pass it on. Just to add a note:
> > All Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction
> > barn
> > had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed
> > cows any part
> > of another cow. South Americans are not required to do
> > as of yet.
> > McDonald's has announced that they are going to
> > importing much of their beef from South America. The
> > problem is that
> > South Americans aren't under the same regulations
> > American beef
> > producers, and the regulations they have are loosely
> > controlled.
> > They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures
> > that have been banned here at home because of
> > found in the
> > beef. They can also use various hormones and growth
> > regulators that we
> > can't. The American public needs to be aware of
> > problem and that
> > they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by
> > eating at good
> > old
> > McDonald's.
> > American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in
> > world and this is what Americans deserve to eat. Not
> > from
> > countries
> > where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am
> > proposing ?a
> > boycott of McDonald's until they see the light.
> > I'm sorry but everything is not always about the
> > line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my
> > health, that is
> > where I draw the line.
> > I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each
> > of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)
> ... and
> > those 300
> > send it to at l east ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ...
> and so
> > on, by the
> > time the message reaches the sixth generation of
> people, we
> > will have
> > reached over THREE MILLION consumers!
> > I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that
> > potential, did you? Acting together we can make a
> > difference. If this
> > makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
> > David W. Forrest, Ph.D ., PAS, Dipl.
> > ACAP Department of Animal Science
> > Texas A&M University
> > Phone (979) 845-3560 Fax (979) 862-3399
> > 2471 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-2471