When I stopped by WDATCP's exhibit, and met Laura Paine, I thought of all the farmers in Europe who, instead of being encouraged and supported by their government, were left to twist in the wind.
I was having a grand time talking with Laura Paine from WDATCP, solving the problems of European farmers and all, but it was time for the next seminar.
The decline of cases after the holidays may have occurred because ground beef from the implicated butcher shop was no longer consumed raw or because the grinder was cleaned more thoroughly after WDATCP personnel spoke with the proprietor of the butcher shop on December 30.
Consumer advisories can be more effective if targeted to specific cultural or ethnic groups with such high-risk dietary practices, and WDATCP is planning two press releases this winter holiday period to warn consumers of the risks associated with eating raw ground beef.
This law, along with the subsequent adoption of a set of human health-based contaminant standards, requires the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) to address emerging patterns of agrichemical pollution detections.
Beginning in 1991, WDATCP initiated restrictions on field application of atrazine beyond the federal standard.
Where pollutant detections exceed the Preventive Action Limit (PAL), 0.35 ppb in the case of atrazine, the groundwater law requires that WDATCP take steps to prevent further degradation.
For a more complete description of the rules consult the Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) prepared by WDATCP (1991; 1992; 1993).
Continued water quality monitoring led WDATCP to amend the rules, for the 1993 growing season.