A federal appeals court has ruled against Creekstone Farms and in favor of the government. Quick summary: Creekstone wanted to go beyond USDA regulations and test all of its cows for mad cow disease. The USDA, beholden to the interests of larger meat packing companies who don’t want to compete on safety, told them they couldn’t. A lower court had ruled in favor of Creekstone, but now it looks like the company won’t get the chance to market their product with greater assurances of safety. Thanks, USDA!