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Good to be cautious

Congratulations to Anne Owsley for choosing to not serve beef at Aspen’s elementary and middle schools. The issue of mad cow (BSE) is a complicated one, with facts hard to come by.

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy’s, one of which is BSE, have a history that reads like a mystery novel ” unclear methods of transmission, unknown cross-species contamination, strange misshaped proteins called prions, Mega Agri-Farms $$, and the list goes on.

Much is to be learned. But in the meantime, if people like Anne feel that the safety of beef is in question, then her decision to err on the side of caution is a good one. We are so very fortunate to have people like her in this valley ” people who choose the best interest of our children over profit or the bottom line.



Aaron Jack

Aspen