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Rutgers University's Food Policy Institute has released a new study suggesting that Americans retain confidence in the nation's meat supply despite the discovery of mad cow disease on US soil.

Almost 68 percent of those polled said their confidence in beef remains unchanged, and eight percent said their confidence had actually improved. About 37 percent said their confidence had waned a little, and just seven percent said their confidence in the nation's meat supply had decreased "a great deal."

Of those who said their confidence had decreased, just 14 percent said they were eating less beef, and five percent had stopped eating beef completely.
KC's View:
We hate to sound like Chicken Little (pun intended), but we think there is a dubious sense of calm about the whole mad cow situation. We easily could be wrong on this, but we have a sense that there is a lot more going on here that we know about.

We'll see.