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WBFO News: ID Chips for Livestock

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – The federal government is phasing in a national identification tracking system for livestock to help trace and curb threats, such as Mad Cow disease and even bio-terrorism. New York State is advancing what it calls "micro-chip, injectable social security numbers" for livestock. But many farmers worry that Big Brother may be moving into the barn.

In this report filed for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, WBFO's Joyce Kryszak has more. Click the "listen" icon above to hear the report now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.