Latest Mad Cow Disease News

Chronic wasting disease near Edmonton raises fears for B.C. wildlife.
Tuesday September 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

CWD can be transmitted through infected saliva, urine, feces — even soil. It can take months or even years to develop symptoms, including weight loss, drooling, and lack of coordination. [News Source]

Tackling food waste as a way to save the climate, too.
Tuesday September 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

Recycling the staggering amount of food that's wasted into livestock feed is increasingly being seen as a tool in the U.S. effort against climate change. [News Source]

Ireland’s China dream.
Tuesday September 06th 2016, 10:00 AM

Dublin hopes its meat will be as popular in China as its milk. It all depends on Ireland’s food safety system. [News Source]

The looming threat of avian flu.
Thursday August 11th 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]

British lamb may go back on sale in US early next year.
Thursday July 28th 2016, 10:00 AM

British lamb could be back on the US market by early next year, ending a two-decade ban on British red meat imports, the UK government has said. [News Source]

How will leaving the European Union affect our food?
Thursday June 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

Whoever leads negotiations on leaving the EU faces big choices - any new food policies must have health, the environment and justice at their heart. [News Source]

Diagnosing chemical safety failures, from DDT to BPA.
Friday June 10th 2016, 10:00 AM

Focusing on specific chemicals like BPA, which are just the messengers of a failing system, is not only pointless, it is counterproductive. It distracts and detracts from the infinitely more important truth, that the institutions, the methods, and thus the entire oversight of chemical regulation are unfixable. [News Source]

Boris Johnson attacks EU ‘burden’ on UK farming.
Friday June 03rd 2016, 10:00 AM

Boris Johnson has complained about the burden of EU regulations that protect consumers from sheep disease similar to BSE entering the human food chain. [News Source]

The problem is not glyphosate, or DDT, or BPA – we must challenge the entire system!
Sunday May 22nd 2016, 10:00 AM

The real problem is not one of specific 'bad actors', but the entire system that allows new, likely to be toxic compounds to pollute the environment in near-total ignorance of their impacts. It's time to take our campaigning to a whole new level. [News Source]

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]