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Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, law review editor says

he USDA when it discovered that cattle may have been fed banned feed."

Berlowitz said the need to improve FDA enforcement practices "cannot be overstated" as a measure to reduce the possibility that BSE may spread to the American dinner table.

Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease takes a similar form in humans as BSE does in cattle. Muscle control is lost, limbs become uncontrollable, and voices become erratic and strangely pitched. A 14-year-old English girl, for example, cried for two weeks straight and then began screaming before she died.

His article is titled, "Food Safety vs. Promotion of Industry: Can the USDA Protect Americans From Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy?"


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Source:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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