Latest Mad Cow Disease News

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After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat.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

US health regulator says lead in Maggi within acceptable levels.
Thursday August 13th 2015, 10:00 AM

As a ban continues in India on Nestle's Maggi noodles, the US health regulator USFDA has said its tests have found the lead level in the popular instant food within acceptable levels for US consumers. [News Source]

DuPont and the chemistry of deception.
Wednesday August 12th 2015, 10:00 AM

For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering., For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering. (Part 1 of 3). [News Source]

Two more diseased deer found in Medina County.
Friday August 07th 2015, 10:00 AM

Two more deer have tested positive at the same Medina County ranch where chronic wasting disease was detected in a single deer earlier this year. [News Source]

12 surprising ways to use the cow, without eating a bite.
Thursday July 23rd 2015, 10:00 AM

Heard of the whole hog? How about the whole cow? Using beef production byproducts could turn an environmentally unsound industry into a more sustainable economic source. [News Source]