Mad Cow USA: The Unfolding Nightmare

Overview

The human death toll from British mad cow disease is doubling every three years. A version of mad cow disease unique to the U.S. is killing deer across North America; young hunters are dying from it. Did they get it from U.S. deer? Or from U.S. cattle or pigs that were fed "rendered byproduct" from slaughterhouse waste? With a new chapter of their 1997 book, Rampton and Stauber reveal a terrifying tale of governmental neglect and industry malfeasance.

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Overview

The human death toll from British mad cow disease is doubling every three years. A version of mad cow disease unique to the U.S. is killing deer across North America; young hunters are dying from it. Did they get it from U.S. deer? Or from U.S. cattle or pigs that were fed "rendered byproduct" from slaughterhouse waste? With a new chapter of their 1997 book, Rampton and Stauber reveal a terrifying tale of governmental neglect and industry malfeasance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567511109
  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword: How Now, Mad Cow? 1
1 The Burden of Proof
The Girl Who Wouldn't Go Away 9
Food Fight 17
2 The Thing That Eats Your Brain
First Tremors 27
Kuru 37
The Virus that Wasn't There 53
3 The Interests of Industry
Cannibal Meat 61
Acceptable Risks 73
4 Danger Signs
Outbreak in America's Dairyland 85
Mad Cows and Englishmen 91
5 Crisis Containment
Scrapie, American-Style 103
Bent Proteins 115
Worst-Case Scenario 123
One Bad Apple 137
We See Nothing 147
Counting Sheep 157
6 Meltdown
Apocalypse Cow 167
Who Will Tell the People? 175
Feeding Frenzy 185
7 Reckoning
Truth and Consequences 201
Could the Nightmare Happen Here? 209
Glossary of Terms 221
Notes 225
Index 239
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