Concern Over Tainted Beef

American Voices ISSUE 32•17 Dec 3, 1997

Despite the efforts of the FDA, tainted-beef scares, including cases of e-coli-related illness and death, persist in the U.S. What do you think?

  • “Clinton has got to start making the quality of our nation's patties a top priority.”

    Michael Mota –
    Computer Programmer

  • “These days you just can't trust beef slaughtered by anyone but yourself.”

    Ross Mankowitz –
    Systems Analyst

  • “As a vegetarian, I laugh at the problems of you evil meat-eaters. My lifestyle is infinitely superior, except for my intolerable self-righteousness and constant barrage of lentil farts.”

    Angela Juergens –
    Librarian

  • “There's got to be a way to monitor the quality of feces going into our beef.”

    Jonathan Murphy –
    Taxi Driver

  • “To ensure that our meat is safe at home, I put it in the oven for eight weeks at 725 degrees.”

    Liz Pistone –
    Dietitian

  • “We can easily avoid all these problems by eating meat substitutes like Steak-Umms.”

    Frank Vitolo –
    Waiter

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