Researchers hope to grow plants that fight mad-cow disease

Researchers hope to grow plants that fight mad-cow disease

Canada.com

In the not-so-distant future, Dr. Nat Kav hopes to be in a greenhouse tending a special crop of plants that could innoculate cattle against mad-cow disease.

Kav, an associate professor in the University of Albeta’s agriculture department, says the idea is to give cattle protection against bovine spongiform encepthalopathy by growing antibodies to the disease in plants they eat.

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