How France hid its own mad cow disease epidemic

How France hid its own mad cow disease epidemic

Ian Sparks

Daily Mail (UK(

The scale of France’s mad cow disease epidemic has been laid bare in a report from scientists.

The revelation that BSE was rife in France in the early 1990s comes a decade after its illegal ban on British beef drove many UK farmers into bankruptcy.

The study was ordered by a Paris judge investigating why nine French citizens died from variant Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human form of BSE, between 1996 and 2006.

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