Maybe it’s a sign from above that we should all just stop eating beef. For what it’s worth, eating beef is also associated with higher rates of several cancers including pancreatic and breast cancer, and many other of the reproductive cancers. Eating hamburger also may involve eating pink slime. So all in all, I’d say it’s been a bad year for beef, and perhaps it will go on to be a bad decade for beef. Those of us hoping to take steps to improve our health can only hope. From CNN.com: S. Korea curbs U.S. beef sales after confirmation of mad cow disease.