Mad cow’s untold story

(January 12th, 2004)
Michael Greger's claim that "thousands of Americans may already be dying because of mad cow disease every year" is just his latest attempt to engage in deliberate scaremongering ("Mad cow's untold story," Jan. 12). There is absolutely no legitimate, peer-reviewed science that documents a link between Alzheimer's and mad...
No good science exists to support certain activists' claims that mad cow disease can be spread from cow to cow through blood protein in cattle feed ("Blood fed to calves raises mad cow fear," Page A-7, Jan. 11).The infectious agent thought to cause the disease has never even been...
No good science exists to support certain activists' claims that mad cow disease can be spread from cow to cow through blood protein in cattle feed ("Cattle feed ban allows cow blood to be fed to calves," Jan. 11).The infectious agent thought to cause the disease has never...
Sheldon Rampton -- who co-authored the scaremongering book Mad Cow U.S.A. with John Stauber -- has given his first interview on the subject since a single infected cow was identified in the state of Washington. The publication that garners this exclusive wasn't the...

Combating Mad Cow Confusion

(January 6th, 2004)
It's a fact of life that professional activists have axes to grind, and the U.S. mad-cow scare has ignited our home-grown fearmongers like nothing else. But worry not -- the Center for Consumer Freedom is fighting back, with a full-page ad on the back cover...

Confused About Mad Cow?

(January 6th, 2004)
Washington, DC - The best science available says, overwhelmingly, that mad cow disease poses near-zero risk to American consumers. Yet activists-many with hidden political or financial agendas-continue to promote needless food scare myths in order to frighten consumers. With a new full-page ad on the back cover of this...
"A lie will go 'round the world while the truth is pulling on its boots." That proverb rings especially true in the world of mad-cow activism. And there's one lie in particular that's earning more than its share of frequent-flier miles: the unfounded claim that blood-plasma protein derived from...
As usual, John Stauber sees demons in the shadows where there are none ("Mad cow disease a byproduct of beef industry profits," Jan. 5). His histrionics about the human public health threat from mad cow disease amount to sheer paranoia, especially considering the inaccuracy of his statements.For one example,...

Mad Cow News Update: Day Ten

(January 2nd, 2004)
First, the bad news: For mad-cow alarmists, the New Year brings opportunities to exaggerate a single sick farm animal into gains for animal-rights groups, organic-food zealots, and anti-capitalist extremists. The good news is that we're staying on top of mad-cow hysteria and activist hype, calling "shenanigans" on...

Mad Cow News Update: Day Eight

(December 31st, 2003)
Read on for today's installment of news on the animal-rights, organic-food, and anti-capitalist activists who are trying to spin a minor agricultural incident into a major, nationwide fear of food.Some organic and vegetarian food marketers are trying to turn the mad cow situation to their commercial advantage. One claims...