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  • Mad Cow Disease

    The first official case of Mad Cow Disease in the United States was found near Mabton, Washington. Mabton is just outside the eastern corner of the Yakama rez and about 20 miles SE of Toppenish. The beef industry is bracing for a huge impact as at least 16 countries have at least temporarily banned all imports of U.S. beef.

    Washington officials and the USDA assure us that "triple firewall" procedures are set in place and the food supply is safe. Two calves of the ill cow have been quarantined, as well as the entire farm, and meat packing houses in the Portland, OR and Centralia and Federal Way, WA areas. Several refrigerated containers at the Port of Seattle have been put on hold by the government.
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  • #2
    The one good thing about this is that the US has tighter restrictions on cattle than europeans. The Europeans had their mad cow problem because they take the brain and spinal cord and grind it up back into the feed. This is why the mad cow disease was so wide spread there. In the US this technique has been banned. This cow came from Canada before we put a ban on their beef products for mad cow disease.


    However people should be going back to a traditional diet of organic food and natural meat supplies like buffalo and other animals.

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    • #3
      have you heard where it came from??? just curious! :)
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      • #4
        Originally posted by eyesrbrown4areason
        have you heard where it came from??? just curious! :)
        It's all over the news up here of course, being local, and it's "still under investigation".

        Fortunately the cow was a Holstein AND a "downer cow". Holsteins are primarily dairy cows because of their size and high lactation rate - they produce ALOT of milk. They are still slaughtered for beef, eventually, but since this one was a downer (sick and weak) it was inelligible for use as food. Unlike Herefords, which are primarily used for beef only, Holsteins are tracked by genealogy and this cow's pedigree is more "traceable". The dairy industry is very strict like that. Friends of mine are part of the big Dutch community in my area, and dairy farmers; they have vets come to their farm and run tests on milk samples from EVERY cow around twice a month. I believe there is a regulation requiring that. Beef industry isn't as strict. If it were a Hereford steer, they probably would have very few records of where it came from.

        As Gache said, the best thing is to start getting back to traditional meats like elk, buffalo, deer and moose. If you eat alot of beef, consider buying organically raised/fed beef, or buy kosher or hallal meats (both Jews and Muslims have very strict religious laws regarding the fitness of meat for food).
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        • #5
          Mad Cow
          I believe in the paper today; it read candles, fertilizers, glue and soap products also must be recalled according to Oregon papers.

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          • #6
            Supposedly came from Canada ( sure blame it all on us:p) from Alberta, where the ONE case broke out last May. This was on Global BCTV this am.

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            • #7
              Yeah what I heard today is it was one of 74 cows bought in Alberta two years ago and moved to northern Idaho, and eventually to Mabton, WA. They emphasized there is no evidence that even one of the other 74 cows has the disease. Keep in mind that it is a disease that is caused by feeding nervous system tissue harvested from other sick cows that spreads the disease, it is not spread through any casual contact. Also, it can take 8-10 years to become evident.

              When England went wacko and killed every last cow on their soil over Mad Cow Disease, it made the rest of the world say "Holy Cow this must be serious!" So now it scares people really easily. I mean, how many cases of BSE (is that the official name?) have actually affected humans on the whole planet?

              Nevermind that we had dozens of people DIE from the FLU this year...
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              • #8
                I very seldom eat beef, I stick to buffalo. deer once in a while (there is no elk, or moose in missouri) but I do watch beef prices because I have alot of friends who have farms and also just shopping, lol....I bet it will get cheap as heck now! everyone will panic..you know how people can be...
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                Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, laying in hospitals, dying of nothing....

                If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

                Four things you can't recover:

                The stone........after the throw. The word........after it's said.

                The occasion...........after it's missed. The time.........after it's gone.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eyesrbrown4areason
                  I very seldom eat beef, I stick to buffalo. deer once in a while (there is no elk, or moose in missouri) but I do watch beef prices because I have alot of friends who have farms and also just shopping, lol....I bet it will get cheap as heck now! everyone will panic..you know how people can be...
                  Maybe Mickey-D's will go back to blending kangaroo meat, like they did a few years ago.:Chatter
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wakalapi
                    Maybe Mickey-D's will go back to blending kangaroo meat, like they did a few years ago.:Chatter
                    I knew there was a reason I don't eat there unless I'm at a powwow and there is no other place to go!!!
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                    Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, laying in hospitals, dying of nothing....

                    If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

                    Four things you can't recover:

                    The stone........after the throw. The word........after it's said.

                    The occasion...........after it's missed. The time.........after it's gone.

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                    • #11
                      We might avoid all this if we just didnt make them so mad.
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                      If you do not do this, or resort maliciously to delay, we warn you that, with the aid of God, we will enter your land against you with force and will make war in every place and by every means we can and are able, and we will then subject you to the yoke and authority of the church and of their Highnesses.
                      We will take you and your wives and children and make them slaves...
                      And we will take your property and will do you all the harm and evil we can..."

                      --The Requerimiento (read by Spanish Conquistadors to the people of the "New World" )

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                      • #12
                        Where is a reliable source of good buf meat in Florida?
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                        " We beseech and demand... that you accept the Church and the Superior Organization of the whole world and recognize the supreme Pontiff, called the Pope, and that in his name you acknowledge the King and Queen... his representatives, as the lords and superior authorities of these islands and main lands...
                        If you do not do this, or resort maliciously to delay, we warn you that, with the aid of God, we will enter your land against you with force and will make war in every place and by every means we can and are able, and we will then subject you to the yoke and authority of the church and of their Highnesses.
                        We will take you and your wives and children and make them slaves...
                        And we will take your property and will do you all the harm and evil we can..."

                        --The Requerimiento (read by Spanish Conquistadors to the people of the "New World" )

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                        • #13
                          McDonalds is using the Mad Cows to create the Mad Mac sandwich.

                          It is to go along with the burger created from lips and tongue called the McJagger.
                          It is so sad that a family can torn apart by something as simple as a wild pack of dogs.

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                          • #14
                            Off the subject from mad cow
                            buffaloes is a big business to sell the meat due to its zero fat content (Stirbaby)

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                            • #15
                              ....does the disease effect milk supplies that is what I would like to know...... or just the meat.....?
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