Mad cow seems to have lost its sizzle on the political barbecue
April 17, 2006 – 7:08pm
National News CFRB Radio, Toronto
By: DENNIS BUECKERT
OTTAWA (CP) – Mad cow disease seems to be losing its shock value, judging from the muted response to Canada’s fifth confirmed case, but scientific concerns about the risk to public health continue to be debated.
Beef and livestock prices barely budged when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed this weekend that a B.C. dairy cow had tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, as mad cow disease is scientifically known.