The issues facing the farmers and ranchers today are complex and challenging
One important thing to remember is that muscle cuts of meat have almost no risk
I am honored and humbled to be asked to join your administration, and to serve with you and your qualified team. Agriculture is part of the fabric that makes America great.
Given the current situation, we are not prepared to lift any restrictions at this time
I certainly, with no hesitation, would say that every mother can feel confident that they can feed their children beef in this country
This action is being taken as a cautionary measure to ensure the protection of public health, ... Public health is our number-one priority, and it is our number-one concern.
Most housing has been destroyed in the hardest-hit areas, so the survival of thousands of young children is now at stake.
There are still too few helicopters to reach more than 1,000 remote villages with lifesaving supplies that children urgently need.
The relief effort is becoming more complex with each passing day
It is critical that the world unite for children and unite against AIDS. The size of the problem is staggering, but the scale of the response has been inadequate.
The demand for beef in Canada remains strong because I think people in America, in North America, know that we have a very strong food safety system and that our food is safe to eat.
We've all learned about this disease since it was first discovered several years ago in Europe. And so I think we've learned from the European experience.
We are doing everything we can to protect the food supply. And I can tell you that we're making decisions based upon sound science and good public policy, given the circumstances that we are now in.
Actually, in this instance we do have probably a better tracking system than was the instance in Canada. Because this is a dairy cow, they're all individually tagged.
I also believe that it's the right thing to do, to maintain strong consumer confidence in our food systems. And I believe that the consumer should have strong confidence in our food systems.