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Mad Cow

Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

Prionic Man

Francis Levy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

It's not a laughing matter but a book review in the Times of Stanley B. Prusiner's Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions--A New Biological Prin...

U.S. Deserves Top Mad Cow Rating, Health Officials Say

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States is expected to get the top safety rating for mad cow disease in spr...

Mad Cow Scare Prompts Beef Import Bans

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home

Five nations have banned imports of beef from Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, following a long-delayed report released on Dec. 7 detailing ...

Source Of Mad Cow Disease Found

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.03.2012 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. -- A California Holstein discovered to have mad cow disease in April was an isolated case and didn't pose a threat to the food supply, ...

2 Farms Quarantined In Mad Cow Investigation, Offspring Euthanized

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 05.04.2012 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. -- Investigators looking into California's first case of mad cow disease say they have tracked down at least one of her offspring in an...

New Mad Cow Details Emerge

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home

FRESNO, Calif. — The California dairy cow found to have mad cow disease was very old for a milk producer and had been euthanized after it became...

Pink Slime And Mad Cow Disease: Coming To A Burger Near You

John Robbins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

This recent case of mad cow disease could be an isolated case. It could amount to nothing more than a fleeting news item. That, certainly, is what the U.S. meat industry would like officials to think, and what it would like consumers to believe.

Indonesia Halts U.S. Beef Imports Over Mad Cow

AP | NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia became the first country to suspend imports of U.S. beef Thursday following the discovery this week of an American dai...

Market Scare Over Mad Cow Averted For Now

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa — The announcement that mad cow disease was found in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered Amer...

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.

Most Buyers Of U.S. Beef Keep Importing After Mad Cow Case

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home

* Officials say no threat to humans, did not enter food chain * Major foreign buyers say will continue to import ...

Major South Korea Retailers Halt U.S. Beef Sales Over Mad Cow

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home

SEOUL, South Korea — Two major South Korean retailers pulled U.S. beef from their stores Wednesday following the discovery of mad cow disease in...

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 Discovery Was Stroke Of Luck

AP | TRACIE CONE and GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home

HANFORD, Calif. — A non-descript building in the heart of California's dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow d...

Mad Cow Located At Hanford, Calif. Transfer Station

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles

HANFORD, Calif. -- A senior manager with a California rendering company said Tuesday a cow at its Hanford, Calif., transfer station tested positive fo...

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...

Drugs, Poisons and Metals in Our Meat -- USDA Needs A Major Overhaul

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is ignorant. We should not ignore the potential for animal factory farming to one day come back and bite us all in our collective, blissful behinds.