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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Cara Santa Maria

Is Cannibalism Good For You?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

2012-05-09-Screenshot20120509at1.36.03PM.jpgIs eating people dangerous? Nutritional? Healthy? What actually happens, physiologically, when human flesh is consumed?

Mad Cow California: Stop Feeding Cows Chicken Manure

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Cattle remains are still fed to chickens and the poultry litter is fed back to cows. In this way, prions -- the infectious proteins that cause mad cow disease -- may continue to cycle back into cattle feed and complete the cow "cannibalism" circuit blamed for the spread of the disease.

Mad Cow California: Stop Weaning Calves on Cattle Blood

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Michael Greger, M.D.

Let's hope that the newly reported case of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow will renew interest in closing the loopholes in feed regulations that continue to allow the feeding of slaughterhouse waste, blood and manure to farm animals in the United States.

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In California

Posted 06.24.2012 | Home

The USDA has confirmed that a case of mad cow disease was found in a California dairy cow. It is the fourth case of mad cow, or bovine spongiform en...

Guess What's In The Picture [Foodlike Substance]

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

Is it strawberry ice cream? Pre-processed plastic foam? Is it possible that it's chicken? For the squeamish among us, avoid this all too enlightening exploration of enigma edibles.