BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - NOVEMBER 8:  A steak of Argentine beef is put on the grill of a barbecue restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 08 November 2000. Argentina is famous for the quality of its beef, one of the main exports of the country. The European Commission proposed Wednesday to set up a Europe-wide food authority tasked with ensuring the health safety of food products from "the farm to the dinner table'. The proposal coincided with growing fears in France, and elsewhere in Europe, over mad cow disease that has led to a sharp loss of consumer confidence in food products.  (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MENDEZ/AFP via Getty Images)