Latest Mad Cow Disease News

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]

Considering earthquake threats in California and Oklahoma.
Wednesday March 30th 2016, 10:00 AM

The most discomforting things about earthquakes is that there is no warning. [News Source]

In Taiwan, leftover food scraps help farmers sustain porky appetites.
Thursday March 24th 2016, 10:00 AM

Taiwan has institutionalized the practice of feeding leftover food to livestock, an approach that many nations are using or considering to reduce their food waste. Now, two thirds of the country’s overall food waste helps feed its 5.5m pigs. [News Source]

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]