Mad cow Oh no

Bowfinger

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Originally posted by: Moonbeam
Did I just hear mad cow in Washington state? I'm trying to eat my dinner.
CNN has been covering it live for the last hour or more, but I don't see anything on their web site yet. I'm sure there will be soon. It is (so far) a single case in Washington state.


Edit: Doh! Nothing but this bright red banner at the top of the page: U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms a cow in Washington state has tested "presumptive positive" for mad cow disease. Details soon.

It doesn't have a link yet.
 

Vic

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Well... aren't I glad I didn't switch to Atkins... ;):p
 

CrazyHelloDeli

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Mad Cow, Alzheimers, and any other brain wasting disease is a morbid fear of mine. If this goes beyond a few cases or infects a human, I will quit eating beef altogether. Like Dan Quayle said, "What a waste it is to lose ones mind".
 

TheAudit

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Why would shares of McDonalds drop because of this news? Since when they did start using real beef?
 

LunarRay

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Originally posted by: HelloDeli
Mad Cow, Alzheimers, and any other brain wasting disease is a morbid fear of mine. If this goes beyond a few cases or infects a human, I will quit eating beef altogether. Like Dan Quayle said, "What a waste it is to lose ones mind".

I don't think it is apparent to the patient when he suffers from those diseases. Let's hope not in any event. I think I think the folks who have to help these folks suffer the maximum pain..
 

sandorski

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Ouch! Up here in Canada we had a case of Madcow last year and it practically nuked the Beef industry. Hopefully the same doesn't happen down there.
 

Corn

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It's been partial Horsemeat for years now, now will be 100% Horsemeat like Dog food.
Another example of the many supposed "facts" you tell Dave?

BTW, still waiting on your "documentation" to appear in that other thread.
 

Moonbeam

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What's the problem with Horse meat. The French love horse meat. I've never heard of Mad Horse Disease.
 

dmcowen674

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Originally posted by: Corn
It's been partial Horsemeat for years now, now will be 100% Horsemeat like Dog food.
Another example of the many supposed "facts" you tell Dave?

BTW, still waiting on your "documentation" to appear in that other thread.
Notice I did not have a link, was going by a Lawyer friend said a ways back.

From McDonalds.com Ingredients page:

Beef Patty: 100% pure USDA inspected beef; no additives, no fillers, no extenders
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Donna has to dig the paperwork out from her desk area, I have asked her to find the docs, as soon as she gets it out I'll post it.

 

NumbersGuy

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Not to worry:

After killing & testing several cows they'll announce it was only that one, which infected itself to get attention: no problem!

No problem with the mad deer either. Or the ticks. Or the eggs, chicken, fish. And what is really in that pizza? At least Saddam is under control.


:confused: :disgust:

(Eat all the meat you can find or the terrorists win)
 

Engineer

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The problem that I have (maybe I'm just being a little paranoid or ignorant) is that they removed the brain, spinal cord and lower intestine, which are suppose to be the "infected" portions of the cow, and then sent the REST to a meat processing plant.


Does this not bother anyone else?

/Me goes to find some chicken!
 

dmcowen674

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Originally posted by: Engineer
The problem that I have (maybe I'm just being a little paranoid or ignorant) is that they removed the brain, spinal cord and lower intestine, which are suppose to be the "infected" portions of the cow, and then sent the REST to a meat processing plant.


Does this not bother anyone else?

/Me goes to find some chicken!
Hey, an Engineer sighting in P&N :D

Yeah sure, it's only one cow, that's why they only destroyed just about every Cow in Europe to get it under control.
 

desy

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The reason they killed all the cows in Europe was because they had a practise of feeding animal protein back to animals who eat grass.
That hasn't happened in NA since 97. They also had more than one infected cow and plenty of people dying from CJD
This was one sickly cow much like the one up here of which was most likely a natural occurance of about 1 in 13 million
Your beef is safe support the industry like Canada did!!
 

BaliBabyDoc

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Well... aren't I glad I didn't switch to Atkins
Nuts, beans, chicken, fish (watch the mercury and PCB), and nonfat dairy are excellent sources of low carb, high protein meals . . . in fact, before Dr.A went to the great big buffet in the sky he amended his original diet to de-emphasize beef/pork-sourced protein.
 

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