Apparently, the US Agriculture Department doesn't think it needs to test for mad cow disease very much. Now, I'm not an epidemiologist or an expert on food safety, so I really have no idea what constitutes a reasonable degree of food testing to ensure safety. I really don't. However, when one considers the generally cavaliar attitude of the Bush administration towards public safety (Katrina, anyone?), it's hard to take seriously the claims that a 90% reduction in frequency of tests is being done with the public interest in mind.
As the commercials say: Eat Mor Chikin.