Mad Cow Disease (page 5)

Hope raised over mad-cow cure; CSPI still spreading fear

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…
Posted August 13, 2001 at 12:00 am

‘U.S. mad cow’ myth kept alive by veggie activists

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…
Posted August 7, 2001 at 12:00 am

Mad Cow scaremonger flexes his fear muscle

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…
Posted July 27, 2001 at 12:00 am

Anti-meat activists renew ‘mad cow’ alarms

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…
Posted July 20, 2001 at 12:00 am

Global health nannies still call mad cow disease ‘an epidemic’

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…
Posted July 5, 2001 at 12:00 am

Europe Has No BSE Epidemic

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 Consumers' Association now advises people to make their own "choices about safety and the relative levels of risk from eating beef that's produced within the UK or elsewhere."
Posted June 21, 2001 at 12:00 am

High On Mad Cow Disease

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…
Posted June 20, 2001 at 12:00 am

Infecting The Mind With Fear

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…
Posted May 22, 2001 at 12:00 am

We’ll Take That Gamble!

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…
Posted May 18, 2001 at 12:00 am

Americans’ True Risk From Mad Cow Disease: None

If you haven’t seen the April 30 issue of People magazine, pick up a copy. Page 95 is a profile of risk-analysis expert George Gray, who brings some much-needed sanity…
Posted April 30, 2001 at 12:00 am