Talk:FDA recalls foreign meat used in aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina

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It is breaking news. If people don't know about it, people might not get fed, or Britian might not get its MREs back. Also, the Mirror said it was an "exclusive" so we have little choice until another news agency pick it up in a day or so.

How do I do one of those cute little "Wikipedia has an article on BSE" boxes?

This article does not have enough sources. The USDA recently "denied the report" according to the Washington Post. Problem is, WaPo does not get into exactly what was denied in the Mirror report, i.e. are they still holding the MREs but have no current plans to incinerate them? This needs a rewrite and needs clarity. As it stands it is simply rehashing the Mirror exclusive, some of which, according to the USDA is a complete lie. I think this is also a good example of "when not to report something from tabloids as if it was true." That's why I added "According to the Daily Mirror" at the top, but since this WikiNews article is almost a rewrite of theirs, this would have to be added everywhere and it's just too much to put in considering the way it is written.-- 11:56, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

Moved art. back to developEdit

I agree with the questioning of the article, it copies too much of the Mirror's sensationalist reporting. There may well be a story here, and it's early in the day (for those in the US). Let some possible US sources get to reading the gutter press (which the Mirror is part of) and do their investigation of the story. The article will still be listed on the main page, but not in such a prominent position. --Brianmc 12:21, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

This sounds quite trivial to fix once anyone produces a reference to the USDA denial. My guess would be that: yes food aid was recalled over BSE regulations. yes, aid is being kept at said inseneration plant. yes, aid workers said all those things. But no, the aid is not going to be incenerated, its only there because the FDA doesn't have other places to put it. It will either be returned to Britain or distributed. It should be easy to adjust the current article, and reform the title, once we can see the USDA denial in print. - Nyarlathotep 13:47, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

P.S. If anyone can find any source, a good follow up story could cover any interactions FDA/USDA officials have had with the meat packing industry over this aid. It would be a fair typical "paranoid/evil" lobbyist maneuver to object to the aid over irrational fears that it would weaken their governmental protections against competition from foreign meat. It would make a nice story if the meat lobby was stupid enough to both speak to the USDA about it and not cover their tracks properly.

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