Filed Under: Mad Cow Disease

The Sierra Club Is Not Alone

Consumers Union has also been accused of irresponsible reporting on Mad Cow disease. According to the Christian Science Monitor, scientists are upset that Consumers Union has been “scaring people” by alleging that the growth hormone rBGH — used to increase milk production in cows – could increase a cow’s susceptibility to Mad Cow disease. CU admitted that the “evidence to support this concern is very limited.” Try nonexistent. Of course, we shouldn’t be too surprised. This is the same group that fanned the Alar-on-apples fears back in 1989. (Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 26)

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