EDMONTON – Canada’s food safety watchdog says a small amount of leftover contaminated feed was the most plausible cause of mad cow disease discovered last February on a farm near Edmonton… 483 more words
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Alzheimer’s disease is now considered a “prion disease” by some scientists.
Prions, short for proteinaceous infectious particles, are misfolded proteins that carry the ability to trigger further proteins to misfold, leading to debilitating brain disorders, including: 1,149 more words
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
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
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