Media: Trial of the Savory

In Amarillo, the shoot-out begins between Oprah and cattlemen who say she ruined their business

The more her mad-cow disease guests talked, the more troubled Oprah Winfrey became. Food-safety activist Howard Lyman warned that America's cattle industry was inviting a mad-cow outbreak by its practice of "rendering," or grinding up, cows and feeding them to other cows. "Now doesn't that concern you all a little bit, right here, hearing that?" she asked, eliciting a roar of approval from the audience. With that, Oprah uttered the now famous words: "It has just stopped me cold from eating another burger!" Then a representative of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association conceded that, yes, there was "a limited amount" of...

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