Friday Night News Dump/Really Late, Nontorture Edition
The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed on Friday that one animal has tested positive for Mad Cow disease.
A preliminary test was positive, a second test was negative and officials said the third test was positive. The USDA said an additional test will be performed on tissue from the dead animal.
The missus and I were a little alarmed, because we weren't sure what it meant for him nutritionally and, from a family systems point of view, because we couldn't take down his argument. We also know he is exponentially more stubborn than either of his parents. So, we got with his program, and since then he's been thriving on a nonmeat diet that is far healthier than what he was eating before. No McDonald's, no ballpark hot dogs, no pepperoni on the pizzas; more fresh fruit, (marginally) more vegetables, vegetarian chicken nuggets, etc ("tofu's not an animal, is it?")
Sometimes kids think they're smarter than their parents. Sometimes they are.