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Beef Industry / Mad Cow Disease / Schlosser Interview #744963

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 29, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Holly Firfer) The problem of putting the pieces together about the mad cow scare following the discovery of a sick cow in Washington state examined; details given of what is known about the animal that likely came from Canada. [USDA animal & plant health inspection service Ron DeHAVEN†- says the age of the cow indicates how it became infected; notes BSE is spread by feed.] [On CBC, Alberta Premier Ralph KLEIN†- comments.] Map shown of the states where beef has been recalled. The reasons why the USDA is pulling meat off the shelf discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with "Fast Food Nation" author Eric Schlosser about mad cow disease. [SCHLOSSER - says the reality is we don't know much about the disease & the government has done a poor job of protecting the people from mad cow; notes the beef industry fought against the 1997 feed ban & a system is needed to trace cows & beef; states the contradiction for the USDA.]

Brown, Aaron;
Firfer, Holly

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