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Mad Cow Disease

Last week, I discussed the One Health Concept, which suggests that the health of humans, livestock, wildlife, and environment are all interconnected. Our food production systems are an important component linking humans, livestock, wildlife, and the environment, and I explained some ways that human food production systems influence pathogen emergence. 597 more words

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Federal Agriculture Minister confident BSE impact will be temporary

CALGARY — Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says figuring out how an Alberta cow was infected with BSE is like looking for a needle in a haystack. 144 more words


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Sam Crawford

I created this film during Spring quarter of 2014 as an independent project for a program titled “Re-Imagining the Body”. The piece is fueled by my growing frustration with the lack of transparency between consumers and food producers. 32 more words


Canada's protocols for dealing with mad cow disease are effective, say beef industry officials

CALGARY – There’s not much panic in the beef industry after an Alberta cow was found to have mad cow disease last week, but there is concern about how Canada’s trading partners will react in the wake of South Korea’s decision to suspend beef imports. 242 more words


Timeline: Canada's 2003 mad cow disease crisis

A look back at Canada’s mad cow crisis 2003-2005:

May 20, 2003: Canadian Food Inspection Agency announces a black Angus cow from northern Alberta has been found to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy. 768 more words


What is mad cow disease? Quick facts about BSE

CALGARY – BSE is back in the spotlight in Canada with another confirmed case in Alberta. Here’s what you need to know about how the disease is spread, its potential danger to people and the steps Canada takes to prevent BSE-infected cattle from entering the human food chain. 575 more words


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Mad Men, Mad Cows

November: Agriculture

Aliases: BSE, Mad Cow Disease

Agriculture isn’t just cornfields; sometimes it’s what that corn gets fed to. In the West, we love meat and dairy, and that means we need cows. 628 more words