World reaction to U.S. mad cow case largely muted. (CBS/AP) SEOUL, South Korea - Two major South Korean retailers pulled U.S. beef from their stores Wednesday following the discovery of mad cow disease in a U.S. dairy cow, but reaction elsewhere in Asia and the world was largely muted.
Japan said there's no reason to restrict imports. Canada likewise said that the newly discovered case wouldn't affect trade with the U.S. and the United Kingdom said no extra precautions or bans would be instituted. South Korea's No. 2 and No. 3 supermarket chains, Home Plus and Lotte Mart, said they halted sales of U.S. beef to calm worries among South Koreans. But within hours, Home Plus had resumed sales and cited a government announcement of increased inspections. Lotte kept its suspension in place. Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves. Industrial agriculture is making us sick.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), nutritional scientists, and medical professionals warn against the health risks of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). There is a near consensus among experts that overuse of antibiotics, crowded and unsanitary livestock conditions, unnatural feed diets, and a lack of diversification are responsible for some serious global health risks. As Dr. Lifting European Union beef ban may aid transatlantic deal - Adam Behsudi. Don’t expect a lot of Irish or French steak to land on American dinner tables anytime soon now that the U.S. has lifted its ban on imports of European Union beef, which it imposed 15 years ago because of fears over “mad cow” disease.
With the European Union barely a net exporter of beef as it is, last week’s final rule overhauling U.S. import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, as the disease is scientifically known, may have served more as a quid pro quo aimed at helping the United States and European Union broker the massive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal. Continue Reading “It’s important in terms of setting a precedent; if the U.S. opens up, it will probably help to open to other markets as well, but it’s not earth-shattering in terms of trade,” said Ralph Ichter, a former agriculture counselor at the French Embassy who now represents French agriculture interests in Washington.
EU beef heading back to US as 1998 mad cow ban ends. The EU will soon be able to re-start beef exports to the United States, which have been frozen since 1998 due to mad cow disease, the European Commission said Monday.
The European Union executive said a US Department of Agriculture ruling to bring US legislation into line with international standards equated to a "welcome, albeit late, step to abolish the unjustified ban. " Exports will be able to begin anew 90 days after publication in the Federal Register, the US official record of law. A statement by the Commission added that "the EU expects that remaining import restrictions (in the States) on EU sheep and goat products will be lifted soon as well.
" USDA adjusts mad cow rules. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued new regulations Friday that align the federal protections against mad cow disease with international standards. The long-awaited rule, issued by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), drew praise from lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, who said it would help to open more international markets to U.S. beef products.
Human form of 'mad cow' disease twice as prevalent as previously thought, study reveals - Science - News. A survey of more than 32,000 appendix samples has revealed that 16 samples were positive for the abnormal “prion proteins” found in variant CJD patients, a degenerative brain disease acquired from exposure to contaminated meat products.
The appendix operations were carried out between 2000 and 2012 and the samples were taken anonymously from patients attending more than 40 hospitals in Britain in order to assess the prevalence of vCJD in the population. So far only 177 people in the UK have been diagnosed with vCJD, along with about a further 50 patients in other countries. Scientists do not know how many people may be incubating the lethal disease without showing symptoms because as yet there is no simple blood test for prion proteins. Scientists are assuming there is a pool of people who are incubating the brain disease because it takes many years and sometimes decades for the first symptoms to show.
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Anyone who pays even scant attention to where our food comes from is likely aware that some pretty unsavory things happen between the farm and your fork (see this month’s big story in Rolling Stone, for example). But some of these farming methods are more than just unappetizing: they could be deadly. We’re feeding our cattle chicken poop — and the FDA knows it! Anyone who pays even scant attention to where our food comes from is likely aware that some pretty unsavory things happen between the farm and your fork (see this month’s big story in Rolling Stone, for example).
But some of these farming methods are more than just unappetizing: they could be deadly. Docket Browser. In 2003, the Agency decided that a prion (proteinaceous infectious particles) is a "pest" under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and that a product intended to reduce the infectivity of prions on inanimate surfaces (i.e., "prion product") is considered to be a pesticide.
Any company seeking to distribute or sell such a product is required to register the product with EPA unless the product is exempt from registration requirements before it can be distributed or sold in the United States. In 2011, EPA proposed to formally declare a prion to be a pest and to amend its regulations to add prion to the list of pests (40 CFR part 152). A supplemental notice also proposed to amend the product performance data requirements (i.e., efficacy data) to specifically list prion-related products and announced the availability of draft efficacy testing guidance for comment.
Makes Prion Pest Determination and Issues Efficacy Data and Other Requirements. For Release: February 28, 2013 The EPA is declaring a prion to be a “pest” under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and is amending the EPA’s regulations to expressly include prion within the regulatory definition of pest. The EPA is also amending its product performance data requirements to clarify that efficacy data are required for all products with prion-related claims. In addition, the EPA is announcing the availability of final test guidelines concerning the generation of product performance data for prion-related products.
Prions (“proteinaceous infectious particles”) are abnormally shaped infectious proteins that may occur in the central nervous system tissues of animals and humans. Prions can cause neurodegenerative diseases known collectively as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). Scientists identify molecular system that could help develop potential treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists from the University of Southampton have identified the molecular system that contributes to the harmful inflammatory reaction in the brain during neurodegenerative diseases. An important aspect of chronic neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's or prion disease, is the generation of an innate inflammatory reaction within the brain. Results from the study open new avenues for the regulation of the inflammatory reaction and provide new insights into the understanding of the biology of microglial cells, which play a leading role in the development and maintenance of this reaction.
Dr Diego Gomez-Nicola, from the CNS Inflammation group at the University of Southampton and lead author of the paper, says: "The understanding of microglial biology during neurodegenerative diseases is crucial for the development of potential therapeutic approaches to control the harmful inflammatory reaction.
Prion disease in Sri Lanka. Butler (2006) emphasises the importance of psychiatrists being aware of prion disease. We feel that psychiatrists in low- and middle-income countries also need to be aware of these disorders. The low prevalence rate in such countries might be attributable to underdiagnosis and underreporting. IS SCHIZOPHRENIA A PRION DISEASE? at The Psych Guru. Inter-species Prion. Targeted knock-down of cellular prion protein expression in myelinating Schwann cells does not alter mouse prion pathogenesis. Behavior of Prions in the Environment: Implications for Prion Biology.
Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt mail, Jason C. Bartz mail. US Boys Experiencing Puberty At Younger Age Eurasia Review. By Eurasia Review A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has documented that boys in the U.S. are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than reported in previous research. The study, “Secondary Sexual Characteristics in Boys: Data from the Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network,” will be published in the November 2012 Pediatrics and published online Oct. 20 to coincide with the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans.
The trend toward earlier onset of puberty in girls is now generally accepted and supported by extensive research. GOP scrambles for farm bill votes - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill. House Republican leaders might not have the votes to pass a stopgap farm bill this week. The scramble for votes has sparked speculation that leaders in the lower chamber might have to scrap their plan to deal with the politically sensitive issue. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants, wanting to avoid an intraparty battle on a $957 billion five-year bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee, scheduled a vote on a one-year farm program extension that includes drought relief provisions.
But aides and lobbyists closely monitoring the issue said Monday that unless something changes, it looks like GOP leaders will have to pull the bill. 'Mad Cow' Detectable Earlier in Autonomic Nervous System - Southern Hills Cardiology. U.S. beef exports to Korea decline 24 percent: USMEF. Plague Inc. Prion Brutal Guide.
California Cows Unhappy About Mad Cow Disease. USDA Quarantines Second California Farm in Mad Cow Disease Investigation. (Beyond Pesticides, May 7, 2012) The U.S. Is the US sending all its mad cows to us? Ghana, Business Advice, Jobs, News, Business Directory, Real Estate, Finance, Forms, Auto. L-type Strain of Mad Cow Disease Raises Concern. Mad Cow Reported, USDA Filling in Details. Parkinson’s protein causes disease spread in animal model. Last year, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that small amounts of a misfolded brain protein can be taken up by healthy neurons, replicating within them to cause neurodegeneration.
Not Only the Cows Are Mad. Our government must stop relying on an inadequate testing system and outlaw the feeding of cow blood, fat, and protein to cattle. - CNA ENGLISH NEWS. Human Prion Diseases - Infectious Diseases - Other forms of dementia - Dementia - Alzheimer Europe. 4 Proofs the USDA Doesn't Care About Your Health. Mad Cow Disease May Infect Through Milk Despite USDA Claims. Prions in Milk from Ewes Incubating Natural Scrapie. - CNA ENGLISH NEWS. Mad Cow Disease Remains Rare Since Discovery in U.K.: Factsheet. 10 Facts About Mad Cow Diseases. Can Milk Transmit Mad Cow Disease? - CNA ENGLISH NEWS. Sick cow killed after random mutation warps brain cells and makes it lame in fourth ever case of mad cow disease in the U.S. California Mad Cow Case No Reason For Panic. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
Brain-Wasting Prions Amass Before Dealing Deathblow. Oral and nasal mucosal pathways of prion infection in chronic wasting disease. - Nathaniel David Denkers - Bok (9781244661325. Chronic Wasting Disease and Potential Transmission to Humans - Vol. 10 No. 6 - June 2004. Possible Way To Prevent Brain Cell Death Discovered. Mad cow disease confirmed at California dairy. Prions.indd. Intracerebral inoculation of pathological α-synuclein initiates a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative α-synucleinopathy in mice. Fatal Flaws by Jay Ingram: column. Topic Collection. Prion funding cut short-sighted.