While anti-meat activists and opponents of modern farming jumped on the only American case of Mad Cow Disease to scare consumers away from beef, the facts tell a more reassuring story.

Harvard scientists say the risk to Americans is “as close to zero as you can get.” The chief scientist at the USDA says “the U.S. consumer has every reason to remain confident in the safety of U.S. beef.” So why are professional activists spreading fear and hysteria?

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