Burying heads over mad cow

TOTONTO - Ottawa's reaction to the latest case of mad cow disease is curious. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a health issue. People who eat BSE-infected meat can contract a fatal disease that chews holes in the brain. This is why politicians and media are paying so much attention to the story.
Yet the same politicians (and much of the media) are spending most of their energy insisting that there is no health problem. North American beef, we are told, is 100 per cent safe.

Source: Toronto Star
calendar icon 20 January 2004
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