Iowa State is taking heat from Beef Products Inc., (BPI) because the University was about to send us 1650 pages of documents at a cost of $2,175.44.  We are not withdrawing our request for those documents and will be intervening to help protect Iowa State’s and the public’s interests.  Below is the research paper that was done for BPI.  Seriously, BPI, what are you hiding?  I think everyone should send a FOIA to both Iowa State and USDA/FSIS to ask for the research to back up the exemption from testing the USDA/FSIS bestowed on BPI (and because of disclosure by the NYT, the exemption was withdrawn).  Or, perhaps Congress could get off its ass and hold a hearing or two?