Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Soy moves

Soy moves

The Russian government recently lifted import duties on soybeans,
corn and fishmeal for nine months starting 25 January, reports the
American Soybean Association, opening the way for soy movements in
the East.

Restoring consumer confidence

Restoring consumer confidence

US agriculture secretary Ann Veneman has announced a series of
e-Government initiatives in response to public fears over beef. In
a recent Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care
Poll, over one in five American adults...

Is cloning cattle the answer?

Is cloning cattle the answer?

As the US government struggles to limit the economic and health
risks associated with the discovery of the nation's first case of
BSE, a group of scientists at the Virginia-Maryland
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM)...

Hope on the horizon

Hope on the horizon

Hope is on the horizon over the battle against mad cow disease.
Research by North Carolina State University scientists, in
conjunction with scientists from the Netherlands and biotechnology
company BioResource International, has shown...

Japan piles on the pressure

Japan piles on the pressure

The US department of agriculture (USDA) has decided to cull the
bull calf operation in Washington State where the single case of
BSE was discovered last month. But this is not enough for Japan,
which believes that new US procedures...

Ireland, vCJD at bay

Ireland, vCJD at bay

Only one more person from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) is likely
to die from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) as a
consequence of eating BSE infected meat, scientists claim this
week.

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