The Therapy Sessions
Friday, July 15, 2005
It's about time
Have you notcied that beef prices have been outrageously high lately?
With prized tenderloins and ribeyes out my price range, I have been forced to make due with some lesser cuts.
In some ways, it's been great. Inside skirt steak is now one of my favorite cuts of meat (it is hard to find because restaurants buy this steak heaivly for use in things like fajitas).
But when you see chuck and round steaks at $8 a pound, and the usually excellent bargain flank steak at a pricy $14, something's up.
There's a reason, and it might be about to change: Court: Let in Canada cattle
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Canadian cattle could again be imported to the United States, dismissing a lower-court decision that held that resuming imports could spread mad cow disease.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture was not immediately available to comment on when it would allow shipments of Canadian cattle to resume. The imports were banned in May 2003 after a cow in Alberta was found to have mad cow disease.
Just in time for some late summer grilling?