Mad Cow

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mad Cow
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Wed, 05-21-2003 - 9:38pm
Does anyone here worry about Mad Cow? Would it change your choice about feeding if you lived in a country where there was a lot of Mad Cow (ie the UK)?

I admit after a supposed case of mad cow here in Canada (and I've been waiting for this moment for almost a year...I was sure it was going to happen at some point...) I am really really glad that not only do I avoid milk products as much as possible (and I eat little red meat also, and avoid cow as much as possible: buffalo is good! ;-)), but that I breastfeed.

But I know I'd be 1000x more scared if I were living in the UK...

Fio.

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Avatar for cl_sunny_side_up
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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: macbump
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 10:03pm
Oh goodness.....UK is like the redmeat capital of the world. LOL....

Yes, it would make me think twice about buying redmeat.....but I eat so little now. I can't remember the last time I ate redmeat....honestly. I am a chicken and pork person.

I don't drink milk except the little bit that goes in my tea(English tea;)) and the rare occasions I eat cereal. I didn't think mad cow was IN milk?????

Yes, buffalo is good....infact, I would say that alot of game animal is VERY good.


christine


~christine~

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In reply to: macbump
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 10:36pm
"I don't drink milk except the little bit that goes in my tea(English tea;)) and the rare occasions I eat cereal. I didn't think mad cow was IN milk????? "

I got the impression from Richard Rhodes' "deadly Feasts" that they aren't quite sure WHERE it is or how it may be transmitted or not. I mean they know some ways it IS transmitted, but aren't sure if it is or not other ways. IIUC...

Fio.

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Registered: 05-08-2003
In reply to: macbump
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 10:39pm
Because of where I live I really don't give it any thought and I'm a "buy several gallons, make gravy and mashed taters with it, drink it, pour it over cereal, dine on my burgers (daily), steak, roast, and other beef" kinda girl.

And since I don't plan to travel abroad guess I won't have to think about vacation either, eh?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: macbump
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 11:03pm
I have no idea, Fio. All I know is .....is they removed all the meat out of the butcher case. They didn't remove milk.


christine


~christine~

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: macbump
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 11:16pm
LOL Fio...I was wondering how long it was going to take you to post this!

I am really not worried about it. It was one cow, taken immediately out of the food chain. I do think the right precautions were taken though and I commend the beef industry and the government for getting the news out quickly. In general it's not going to stop me from eating my steak or hamburger or having my glass of milk with dinner. The risk is very minute to me. I wasn't afraid of SARS either (and I live in the GTA), so maybe I am not the best person to comment.

I was under the impression that this only affects beef cattle guess I will have to check that out if I have some time to surf.

Judi


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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: macbump
Wed, 05-21-2003 - 11:24pm
Never tried buffalo, but moose is very good!

Judi


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Registered: 03-29-2003
In reply to: macbump
Thu, 05-22-2003 - 5:31am
No. No.

eileen

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: macbump
Thu, 05-22-2003 - 3:27pm
BSE is not known to effect cows milk. So no it would not effect my milk consumption. I don't even feel very inclined to avoid eating beef either. Also, I was watching a documentary that was talking about a couple of deaths in canada from a form of BSE that was contracted from wild game, so.. you never know
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: macbump
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 9:17pm
I know they didn't. I think they THINK it won't be transmitted that way. And chances are, they're right. But WHAT IF...they're not? ;-)

Just thinking we don't know a lot about it is all...

Fio.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: macbump
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 9:18pm
Yeah, but that wasn't my question. My question was...IF you lived in a place where Mad Cow was rampant...would it worry you.

:-)

Fio.

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