Mad Cow Disease (page8)

Who’s Behind Mad Cow Rumors?

Near the end of a Chicago Tribune article, the writer drops a line saying mad cow disease could be here in the U.S. in the form of "mad deer disease." Why do people continue to write about mad cow/mad deer connection here in the U.S. when scientists say it just isn't true? Because some nannies are pushing that storyline. Find out who they are and what they hope to accomplish in a Consumer Freedom exclusive report next week.
Posted February 2, 2001 at12:00 am

It’s A Mad, Mad World

USA Today examines the prospect of mad cow disease showing up in the United States. The story features a good deal of unwarranted scary rhetoric from Consumers Union's Michael Hansen, a leading opponent of agribusiness.
Posted January 29, 2001 at12:00 am

Nanny Dreaming

Want to know what the nannies are really after? Check out this statement from the Organic Consumers’ Association monthly newsletter: “America and the world’s 50-year experiment with chemical-intensive…
Posted January 24, 2001 at12:00 am

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)
Posted December 27, 2000 at12:00 am

The Scare Campaign Continues

The Sierra Club has joined the Mad Cow scare campaign with an irresponsible article in their magazine Sierra linking “mad deer disease” to the possible spread of Mad Cow disease…
Posted December 27, 2000 at12:00 am

Beef Bashing

Mad cow disease has scared Europeans into a frenzy about all their food, not just beef. Now some activists are hinting that the disease may be here in the U.S.,…
Posted December 8, 2000 at12:00 am

Building On Fear

European nanny groups are attempting to build on fears of mad cow disease by implying that replacing the use of carcasses in animal feed (which many blame for the disease) with genetically improved soymeal is somehow just as dangerous to the public.
Posted November 30, 2000 at12:00 am