Latest Mad Cow Disease News

Intensive Dutch animal farms seen vulnerable to disease.
Saturday November 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM

Agriculture has helped make the Netherlands rich, but experts warn that the density of farms and the increasing number of animals in one of the most intensive agricultural sectors in the world make it vulnerable to disease. [News Source]

The ghosts of Bhopal, 30 years after disaster.
Saturday November 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM

The night was black as batwings and the winds were growing colder as Nadir Khan clocked out of his job at the Union Carbide factory, strode past the security guard station, then through the front gate and headed for home on Dec. 2, 1984. [News Source]

Dutch to destroy 8,000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak
Saturday November 22nd 2014, 5:24 AM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch health authorities on Saturday were destroying 8,000 ducks to prevent the possible spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter. A government statement said ducks were being culled in the central town of Barneveld as a precaution because authorities want to eliminate all risks after the H5N8 virus ... [News Source]

Theater review: 'I and You' from Mad Cow Theatre
Saturday November 22nd 2014, 1:21 AM

Don't make the mistake of thinking at the outset of "I and You," the engrossing play onstage at Mad Cow Theatre, that you know where it's headed. The premise seems familiar: A prickly and seriously ill teenage girl encounters an exuberant classmate. Will he show her the joy in living? Will... [News Source]

Intensive Dutch animal farms seen vulnerable to disease
Friday November 21st 2014, 12:55 PM

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Agriculture has helped make the Netherlands rich, but experts warn that the density of farms and the increasing number of animals in one of the most intensive agricultural sectors in the world make it vulnerable to diseases. The discovery last Sunday of a highly infectious strain of bird flu at a Dutch farm forced officials to impose a three-day lockdown ... [News Source]

What I'm thankful for: Dedication, donations — and cookies
Wednesday November 19th 2014, 5:51 PM

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems like a good time to give thanks for the many good things going on in the Orlando arts scene. Here are just a few of the things for which I am thankful. [News Source]

Doctor Mervyn Jacobson faces lengthy jail sentence after being found guilty of manipulating stock market
Tuesday November 18th 2014, 9:45 PM

He has been praised by American presidents and British lords for his wildlife conservation efforts, and claims to have saved the brush-tailed wallaby from extinction, but Dr Mervyn Jacobson’s dramatic fall from grace has left him facing a lengthy jail sentence. [News Source]

Revolution Head Brewer Jim Cibak Talks Mad Cow (Not The Disease)
Tuesday November 18th 2014, 1:04 PM

Revolution Head Brewer Jim Cibak explains the brewery's milk stout. [ more › ] [News Source]

Revolution Head Brewer Jim Cibak Talks Mad Cow (Not The Disease)
Tuesday November 18th 2014, 1:04 PM

Revolution Head Brewer Jim Cibak explains the brewery's milk stout. [ more › ] [News Source]

Phila.'s Lazaretto station evokes perspective on Ebola
Monday November 17th 2014, 1:12 AM

David Barnes, associate professor of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, is writing a history of Philadelphia's Lazaretto quarantine station. He wrote this piece for "The Public's Health," a blog on Philly.com [News Source]