Fred Grimm’s Feb. 5 column, Fla. scientists come up with fake-fish fix — which included mention of food fraud in other areas such as adulterated versions of dairy products — reminded me of an astounding sign I recently saw on I-95 just south of Fort Pierce.
In a pasture on a 6’ x 4’ sign is this: “Used cows for sale.” I was down the road a bit when I broke into laughter thinking, What in the world is a used cow? Used for what? How long and by what measurement is a “new cow” new and when does it become “used?”
Is this just a joke on city folk? Would anyone want a burger made from “used cows” if that were known before you bought it? I was still laughing until I read Grimm’s piece.
Does anybody know?
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Jim Crowder, Miami