|September 23, 2004: Japan
continues to struggle to rid its nation of mad cow disease as officials
confirmed two new positives over the past two weeks bringing the country's
total for cases to thirteen. These latest cases come as U.S. and Japanese
officials continue to debate the U.S. BSE testing laws.
Japan the first country to confirm mad cow disease outside of Europe
is currently insisting all cattle be tested for mad cow disease
before the meat enters the market place. U.S. officials argue that
these stipulations are unnecessarily cautious and are refusing to
test all cows. Both sides are working hard to reach a compromise
as the beef market is a lucrative one for both sides.
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