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Norway finds first case of mad cow disease, says food safe.
Thursday January 29th 2015, 9:00 AM

Norway reported its first ever case of mad cow disease on Thursday, saying the instance was an isolated one and telling consumers it was still safe to eat beef and drink milk. [News Source]

Norway finds first case of mad cow disease, says food safe
Thursday January 29th 2015, 6:14 AM

Norway reported its first ever case of mad cow disease on Thursday, saying the instance was an isolated one and telling consumers it was still safe to eat beef and drink milk. Tests at a British laboratory confirmed the disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), in a 15-year-old cow, which had been slaughtered, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority said. A new variant of ... [News Source]

Norway confirms 'atypical' case of mad cow disease
Wednesday January 28th 2015, 7:29 PM

Norwegian authorities confirmed an "atypical" case of mad cow disease Thursday but said that it posed no risk to public health. Unlike the classic form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) -- transmitted through the now banned practice of feeding cows with meat-based feed -- which caused an epidemic in Britain in the 1990s, isolated cases of "atypical" BSE can appear in old livestock. "The ... [News Source]

American experts heading to Scotland to give all clear over BSE
Sunday January 25th 2015, 11:14 AM

US food inspectors are coming to Scotland to ensure Scotch beef is fit to export following a 25-year ban linked to "mad cow disease". [News Source]

US inspectors wto check Scotch beef is fit to export
Sunday January 25th 2015, 10:47 AM

US food inspectors are coming to Scotland to ensure Scotch beef is fit to export following a 25-year ban linked to "mad cow disease". [News Source]

A subsidy for meat we can no longer stomach.
Sunday January 25th 2015, 9:00 AM

The experiments read like bizarre science fiction: Babies so unnaturally tiny they are crushed by their mothers; females genetically engineered to have twins; deformities so gruesome and painful they cause immeasurable amounts of suffering and death; newborns left in the open to die from cold or the tearing teeth of predators. These unlucky subjects are real, though not human. [News Source]

Theater review: 'The Explorers Club' from Mad Cow Theatre
Sunday January 25th 2015, 12:59 AM

"To science!" [News Source]

Don’t Freak Out About Beef Trade With Mad Cow Countries
Friday January 23rd 2015, 8:54 PM

Illustration by Addison Eaton To anyone who follows the business of red meat in America (beyond shoving it down their maw), 2015 got off to a controversial start, as the U.S. government announced that we’re going to start importing beef from Ireland again . This probably sounds like some minor, niche agricultural issue until you consider why we stopped eating Irish cows back in 1996: mad cow ... [News Source]

Norway detects "probable" case of mad cow disease
Wednesday January 21st 2015, 3:35 PM

Norway said Wednesday it had detected a "probable" case of mad cow disease but urged consumers not to panic as it may not be the same variant as the British 1990s epidemic. A second positive test for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on a 15-year-old cow reinforced suspicions that it had mad cow disease, the Norwegian Veterinary Institute said. "We have a likely and strong suspicion of a ... [News Source]

U.S. to resume first beef imports from Ireland since mad cow
Wednesday January 21st 2015, 2:14 AM

LONDON (AP) — The United States will permit imports of beef from Ireland, the first European Union country allowed to resume sales since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago, officials … [News Source]