Breaking: Mad Cow Disease in California
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:23 PM
(Reuters) - The United States Department of Agriculture was holding a press conference on Tuesday as rumors that a case of mad cow disease was discovered in California sent live cattle futures tumbling.
The spokesman declined to comment on the topic of the briefing. The contents of the briefing are embargoed until 3 p.m. ET.
Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange fell by as much as the 3-cent-per-lb daily limit on Tuesday on fund liquidation and selling stemming from the rumors.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:25 PM
By Alan Bjerga - Apr 24, 2012 2:14 PM CT
The first U.S. case of mad cow disease in six years has been found in a dairy cow in central California, John Clifford, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief veterinarian, told reporters today in a briefing in Washington.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:28 PM
They just don't want to scare
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:31 PM
Throw that in with "Lipitor" and other brain eating "cholesterol fighting medications" and you have an older population of
boobs and ninnies.
And it's getting worse.
Hey...but you gotta watch your cholesterol levels!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:43 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:51 PM
Agreed. However it's easier to spread to a much larger portion of the population through corporate farming and packaged foods.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:55 PM
Easier than trying to promote cannibalism. Except for the very highest tier.
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Voltaire
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:00 PM
Time line -
Chernobyl disaster - 26 April 1986
Mad Cow Disease UK - November 1986
Fallout from the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986 contaminated the land on 10,000 UK farms, including 334 in north Wales. Rainfall following the disaster contaminated the land in parts of the UK.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:15 PM
Talk about spreading it around...
I watched a TV news segment on pink slime not long ago and they said as many as 100+ different cows could be in your ground beef.
They were advising people to get their beef from local farms who aren't a part of the pink slime chain.
I suspect mad cow has been around for a long time. As long as they don't test for it they don't have to report positive results and can truthfully say they've had no indication of mad cow in the beef supply.