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Congress lifts ban on inspections of horse meat

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The ban lift was part of a spending package to keep the government running.

There’s this episode of Globe Trekker, starring a young Bradley Cooper (before he was People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive) getting to know Peru and its mountain people. Inside the dwelling of the family he’s bunked with, Cooper notices another family on the floor—guinea pigs. It takes him a while to realize they’re not pets, but dinner. Like me, he was probably even more stricken last week when Congress lifted a ban on inspections of horse meat for human consumption, the next best thing to a ban on slaughter. It was part of a greater spending package to keep the government running. I, for one, want to know what else is lurking in the fine print ...

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