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Re: mad cow/now basic question


Sorry to take so long getting back to you Jim. Been beyond over whelmed with
school and work. It's simple people eat cattle that have been fed renderings
from animals and get the disease. People also use bone meal from the same
cattle and may get the disease. If they didn't feed cattle  who are
herbivores the by products of other animals ( many who are apparently sick)
the disease wouldn't be a problem. Originally it was a disease of cannibals.
That says a lot right there.

Nora
----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2003 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mad cow/now basic question


> mad cow disease is yet another one of those threats to modern civilization
> that i have neglected to pay a lot of attention to. i have foolishly
> assumed all this time that all it did was decimate the inhumane and
crowded
> feed lots of the beef producers and the herds of overly subsidized dairy
> farmers. for some reason i missed the part about the demonstrated health
> risk [key words] to humans. what is it, please?
>
>
>
> At 07:26 PM 5/24/03 -0400, you wrote:
> >Ray & Nora Edwards wrote:
> >>     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
> >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >Well but, a prion is a protein, is it not ? and heat sufficient
> >to carmelize a steak would be sufficient to make toast of
> >a prion, no ?
> >-jrf
> >--
> >Jim Fisher
> >Vienna, Virginia USA
> >38.9 N 77.2 W
> >USDA Zone 7
> >Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
> >
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