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Japan Rejects Testing Young Cattle for Mad Cow

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Japan Rejects Testing Young Cattle for Mad Cow

Japan Rejects Testing Young Cattle for Mad Cow

Japan Rejects Testing Young Cattle for Mad Cow

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Japan's food safety commission has just decided that cattle younger than 20 months need not be tested for mad cow disease. This opens the way for Japan to resume its position as the biggest importer of U.S. beef. It's also a victory for a U.S. strategy to resist mandatory universal testing. Hear NPR's Greg Allen.