Mad Cow's Disease And Mad Man


Man is king of the food chain and for the most part it is NOT necessary for us to "hunt". We are the only species who has the ability to cultivate crops; breed animals for food and store food for longer time periods with out spoilage. Food is plentiful. However, human nature, man's greatest enemy, has exploited the earth to the point where we have even contaminated our food supply. Imagine if you will that you are celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with a backyard barbecue. All of your family and friends attend. The kids are swimming and a game of volleyball is taking place and your team is losing. The coals on the grill are about ready. Everything is perfect…except…You won't ...

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Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) that affects a sheep's nervous system. Scrapie's main target organ is the brain but may infect other tissues such as the spinal cord, the lymphatic system, the intestines and eyes. What does sheep have to do with not being able to eat a steak you ask? In 1986, British scientist discovered Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), better known as Mad Cow's Disease which is a mutated version of Scrapie. Since its' discovery in 1986 more than 160,000 British cattle have been diagnosed and millions more have been slaughtered for fear that they had the disease. Scientist's believe that the disease may have mutated from scrapie and caused this epidemic as a result of a protein supplement that was fed to the cattle. This supplement included rendered tissue from sheep, cattle and other livestock, and because of a poor manufacturing process the contaminant was not destroyed therefore passing it's deadly touch. In 1988, Britain banned the use of ...

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Added: 11/28/2008 02:25:46 PM
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