Latest Mad Cow Disease News

Prion test for rare, fatal brain disease helps families cope.
Monday February 06th 2017, 9:00 AM

A firm diagnosis for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease while still alive is a relatively new development that represents a step forward in understanding a group of devastating neurological disorders. [News Source]

Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal?
Monday January 30th 2017, 9:00 AM

The UK’s willingness to accept imports of animal feed manufactured with animal byproducts (and GM soya) could be a prerequisite of any US trade deal. [News Source]

We should have no beef with bureaucracy if it keeps food safe.
Monday January 30th 2017, 9:00 AM

Free trade is on the agenda, but the unwelcome return of BSE is a reminder that it mustn’t compromise food safety. [News Source]

Prion-like protein spotted in bacteria for the first time.
Friday January 13th 2017, 9:00 AM

Prions, the infectious agents best known for causing degenerative brain disorders such as ‘mad cow’ disease, may have been spotted in bacteria. [News Source]

Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull.
Monday November 28th 2016, 9:00 AM

Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country's first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. [News Source]

Liquidity crisis.
Monday November 07th 2016, 9:00 AM

As water becomes ever more scant the world needs to conserve it, use it more efficiently and establish clear rights over who owns the stuff. [News Source]

Making heparin safe.
Monday October 10th 2016, 10:00 AM

Although manufacturing fraud remains possible, Chinese firms have upgraded their processes to meet stricter U.S. regulations. [News Source]

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]