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Mad Cow Disease
The Mad Cow Scare: Day Six
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other authorities continue to assure us that our meat supply is safe — and it appears that Americans believe them.
Posted December 29, 2003 at 12:00 am
Light the Charcoal!
July 4th is traditionally the summer’s best time for a barbecue. On one of the biggest beef consumption days of the year, we are happy to say that the…
Posted July 4, 2003 at 12:00 am
Mad Cow Fiction, Stranger Than Truth
If you’re among the millions of Americans whose summer plans include a sandy beach and a wild work of fiction, we recommend taking along mad-cow disease selections from New…
Posted June 12, 2003 at 12:00 am
PETA: People Exploiting Tragedy Abroad
True to form, the animal-rights nuts at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have wasted no time in taking advantage of Tuesday’s Canadian mad-cow announcement. This morning’s…
Posted May 22, 2003 at 12:00 am
Mad Cow Scare 2003
Yesterday’s announcement that a single animal in Canada had tested positive for mad cow disease (technically, “Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy,” or BSE) was handled with a surprisingly level head…
Posted May 21, 2003 at 12:00 am
Mad cow? What mad cow?
As we’ve been telling you for the past two years, the mad-cow-disease “epidemic” promised by anti-meat and organic-agriculture scaremongers was based on activist hype, not sound science. But you…
Posted March 3, 2003 at 12:00 am
The epidemic that never was
British public health consultant George Venters has an interesting take on the worldwide human health panic whipped up over “mad cows” and “mad deer.” Venters calls it “terrifying a population…
Posted December 10, 2002 at 12:00 am
Mad cows? No problem.
It appears that Great Britain has finally gotten a clue. Today’s Scotsman reports that “the chances of a sheep developing a BSE- [mad cow-] type…
Posted November 19, 2002 at 12:00 am
Those deer aren’t as scary as they look
In places including Wisconsin, Colorado, Canada, and Louisiana, activists like the Center for Media and Democracy’s John Stauber have been scaring the public (especially hunters) with…
Posted October 31, 2002 at 12:00 am
Five years later, and still no American mad cows
In the years since social activists started trying to convince Americans that the British mad-cow-disease problem would be here soon, science has been catching up with the scaremongers. The…
Posted October 9, 2002 at 12:00 am