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Mad Cow: Consumer Reports Says Regulators Are Failing the Food Supply

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This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Consumer Reports senior scientist Dr. Michael Hanson tells us the United States lags far behind Europe and Asia in its regulation of the meat industry; Tupac and the L.A. riots at 20; Rocky Anderson's alternative campaign for president; and Greenpeace protests Apple's dirty cloud.

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full story:
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/ mad_cow_consumer_reports_says_regulators_are_ failing_the_food_supply_201204/


There appears to be no risk to humans from the dairy cow discovered in California this week to have "mad cow" disease. That's according to the US Department of Agriculture and the beef industry.

"It is important to reiterate that this animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, did not enter food supply channels, and at no time presented any risk to human health," the USDA said in a statement this week.

But the case involving a 10 year-old Holstein raises questions about how such cattle themselves are fed, which critics say could be part of a dangerous cycle.

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full story:
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0428/Mad-cow-Latest-episode-raises-questions-about-cattle-feed

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