With the launch of Organic Style magazine, Rodale Press has given organic food marketers a new way to demonize traditional food choices and capture a greater American market share. This new glossy magazine is using the black-marketing threat of mad cow disease in order to drive business...
The Times of London is reporting that Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner, the man generally credited with the discovery of mad-cow-disease-causing "prions," may have found a cure for the disease. After just 19 days of an experimental treatment, a 20-year-old British female has shown a remarkable reversal in...
Terry Singeltary, an anti-meat activist who believes that the U.S. government is covering up the existence of mad cow disease in America, is being treated like Deep Throat in a recent Houston Chronicle article. The Chronicle writes that Singeltary "might not be so zealous in getting the word...
It's been nearly three years since Sheldon Rampton (along with his partner John Stauber) published a scare-campaign manifesto entitled Mad Cow U.S.A.: Could the Nightmare Happen Here? Most thinking people have long since come to the conclusion that the book's titular question should be answered with a resounding "No."...
Ralph Nader's "Public Citizen" has teamed up with a whistleblower organization called the Government Accountability Project, and both groups are spreading new fears about mad cow disease. Although there has been absolutely no sign of the disease in North America, these nannies are still questioning the sincerity of the...
Gro Harlem Brundtland, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), is pushing hard for international control over food safety. The "Codex Alimentarius" Commission, a joint group of WHO and United Nations pencil-pushers, is meeting this week in Geneva, and Brundtland told them that a globalized food supply demands globally...

Europe Has No BSE Epidemic

(June 21st, 2001)
Despite an organized activist campaign saying otherwise, the British Food Standards Agency has declared that there is no massive, hidden epidemic of mad cow disease in Europe. So far this year only 76 cows have tested positive for the disease, out of 1,700,000 head of cattle tested. England's...

High On Mad Cow Disease

(June 20th, 2001)
There's a late entrant in the global contest to see who can jump to the most outrageous conclusions regarding mad cow disease, and it's High Times magazine. This counter-culture monthly is best known for its open advocacy of recreational marijuana use and predictable features on such heroes as...

Infecting The Mind With Fear

(May 22nd, 2001)
In a recent issue of National Review, James Swan takes stock of the recurring hysteria related to what some media have called "mad deer disease." As you may have read in our groundbreaking Mad Cow report, this is nothing more than Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) a malady that...

We’ll Take That Gamble!

(May 18th, 2001)
In the Food & Restaurants section of its annual "Best of Palm Beach" issue, the Broward Palm-Beach (FL) New Times pauses to declare that steak houses are the "Best Places to Gamble." Despite the fact that the U.S. has not seen a single case of mad cow disease...