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Re: organic fertilizers- mad cow


I read in one report that one of the scientists who was working on this and
related diseases stopped using bone meal.  You might try using a mask.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
holmesbm@usit.net



> [Original Message]
> From: Ray & Nora Edwards <raynora.edwards@worldnet.att.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 05/24/2003 2:35:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] organic fertilizers- mad cow
>
>     Actually it was felt that a man who used bone meal  for many years did
> possibly contract the disease that way. No concrete evidence just
anecdotal.
> To my knowledge no tests have been done ,at least not in the states. As
for
> heat ,  that will not reduce the risk. Its a prion not a bacterial
organism.
>
> Nora
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Cc: <perennials@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2003 3:01 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] organic fertilizers- mad cow
>
>
> > Hi all-
> >
> > I was listening to the news of the mad cow case in Canada just before
> going
> > out to fertilize my garden this AM, and it gave me pause to wonder if
> there
> > are any risks to humans handling things like bone meal, blood meal or
> > manure?  Does anyone have info on this?  I guess is that everything is
> > subjected to such heat in the processing of these products, that there
> > probably isn't a concern, but I'd love to know if anyone has any
research
> > based info about it.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Theresa
> > SAC, CA sone 8-9
> >
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