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Re: organic fertilizers- mad cow


Cooking changes the character of steak, but it still breaks down to proteins
and fats in digestion. We are on the DNA level here. Caramelized or not it's
still protein. People kill it , people cook it people get the disease. Those
kidney pies in England were cooked also but the disease was still passed on.

Nora
----- Original Message -----
From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2003 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] organic fertilizers- mad cow


> 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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