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Mad Cow Disease / California #1020760

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What is known about the cow with mad cow disease that turned up in a rendering plant in California and the issue of random cattle testing for BSE reviewed. [With John King, Agriculture Secretary Tom VILSACK†- says the food system worked with this case that kept it out of the food supply.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; no location given: Sanjay Gupta) What mad cow disease is and how it is spread among cows and on to people, the test system to find the disease, how to avoid the human disease, how the disease can be spread to pets discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Consumers Union West Coast office director Lisa Odabashian† about mad cow disease. [ODABASHIAN†- says only a fraction of cows killed each year are tested for mad cow disease; explains how the surveillance could be increased by using private companies that want to test their own meat so it can be sold overseas.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Gupta, Sanjay

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