Latest Mad Cow Disease News

Food fight: Donald Trump takes aim at Canada.
Friday April 28th 2017, 10:00 AM

Attacks on dairy farmers and loggers are the opening shots in a bigger confrontation over trade. [News Source]

Death from above.
Monday April 24th 2017, 10:00 AM

People in Texas farm country say they are under assault from crop dusters indiscriminately spraying chemicals. [News Source]

Will Trump revive COOL and make American meat great again?
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AM

The USDA no longer requires country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef or pork, but some see an opening under Trump’s rallying cry to “Buy American.” [News Source]

How to safeguard science in an era of fake news.
Friday March 31st 2017, 10:00 AM

An educated public is the cornerstone of a prosperous nation, and a vital tenet of our democracy. That is why it is more important than ever to reaffirm the role of facts and evidence in our media, and in our politics. [News Source]

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]