Beef Controversy: Mad Cow Disease

Michael Pollan, a New York Times Magazine writer, reflects on beef production and the mad cow controversy.



Mad Cow Disease
You can't help feeling that the convoluted new food chain that industrial agriculture has devised for the animals we eat (and thus for us) is, to be unscientific for a moment, disgusting.
Photo courtesy USDA
Holstein Cow
Many of us were surprised to learn that despite the FDA's 1997 ban on feeding cattle cattle meat and bone meal, feedlots continue to rear these herbivores as cannibals.
Photo courtesy Fotolia/Budimir Jevtic











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