by Scott Smith

From Wired Magazine

“First announced in 2004, the National Animal Identification System, or NAIS, is meant to allow regulators to track infected livestock on two million locations in the United States within 48 hours of an outbreak.”

Again, that would be within 48 hours of the discovery of an outbreak. The USDA is continually cutting back the number of animals it tests so is this really going to help anyone? I mean, other than the companies making the equipment that will be needed for people to comply with this program… obviously.