Ag-Gag Laws Help Agribusiness Hide Health Risks in Your Food

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Mad Cow DiseaseIn 2008, an undercover investigation led by the Humane Society led to the largest beef recall in history — removing meat that may have been tainted with mad cow disease from school cafeterias around the country.

Now there’s a business-backed movement afoot seeking to prohibit investigations like these.

The so-called “ag-gag” laws are designed to prevent anyone other than regulators or law enforcement officers from investigating dangerous or illegal agricultural practices that lead to mad cow…

Ag-Gag Laws Help Agribusiness Hide Health Risks in Your Food originally appeared on DailyFinance.com on 2013-02-14T05:00:00Z.

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