Latest Mad Cow Disease News

Deadly animal prion disease appears in Europe.
Tuesday April 19th 2016, 10:00 AM

A highly contagious and deadly animal brain disorder has been detected in Europe for the first time. Scientists are now warning that the single case found in a wild reindeer might represent an unrecognized, widespread infection. [News Source]

The looming threat of avian flu.
Sunday April 17th 2016, 10:00 AM

Last year's outbreak showed just how difficult it is to protect America's agricultural system from devastating diseases. Next time it could be even worse. [News Source]

Considering earthquake threats in California and Oklahoma.
Wednesday March 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

The most discomforting things about earthquakes is that there is no warning. [News Source]

In Taiwan, leftover food scraps help farmers sustain porky appetites.
Thursday March 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

Taiwan has institutionalized the practice of feeding leftover food to livestock, an approach that many nations are using or considering to reduce their food waste. Now, two thirds of the country’s overall food waste helps feed its 5.5m pigs. [News Source]

In saving Minnesota’s moose, scientific breakthroughs and difficult choices.
Tuesday February 02nd 2016, 9:00 AM

When a moose goes down, scientists haul it out, seeking clues to the steep decline of a beloved North Woods beast. They've shown that saving it will require hard tradeoffs. [News Source]

Consumers won’t know meat origin after US ends labeling law.
Monday January 04th 2016, 9:00 AM

After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat. [News Source]

Ghosts in the genome.
Tuesday December 01st 2015, 9:00 AM

How one generation’s experience can affect the next. [News Source]

Inside America’s secretive biolabs.
Monday November 02nd 2015, 9:00 AM

A USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk. [News Source]

Flies, worms and crickets crawl onto EU policymakers’ menu.
Friday October 09th 2015, 10:00 AM

Houseflies, crickets and silkworms can be safe, nutritious and more environmentally friendly alternatives to chicken, beef or pork, research carried out for the European Commission finds. [News Source]

Why Tom Steyer’s latest fight against climate change involves raising his own cattle.
Friday October 02nd 2015, 10:00 AM

At his 1,800-acre cattle ranch near Half Moon Bay, Tom Steyer is plotting to upend agribusiness with the same precision – and even some of the same tools – that served him well in the hedge fund business. [News Source]