Category: Mad Cow Disease

Prion Disease Never An Isolated Event Mad cow disease has again raised its ugly head in the United States. Thanks to misinformation and mismanagement by government, the problem will persist. Government and industry representatives announced yesterday that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama tested positive for prion disease. Also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), […]

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Sewage Sludge Puts Food, Water Supplies In Jeopardy By Helane Shields, email hshields@tds.net Infectious prions are in the sewage sludge being used to fertilize food crops across America and around the world. So-called biosolids and the reckless dumping of unregulated toxic waste are contributing to a global spike in neurodegenerative disease among people, wildlife and […]

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Editor’s Note: In my opinion, this is a great step in the right direction, but sound science says that it’s too little too late. The contagion (prions) has already been released from Pandora’s Lunchbox and putting the lid back on will fail to stop the spread of deadly prion disease in people, wildlife and livestock. […]

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