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Mad Cows Disease and Mad Man Man is king of the food chain and for the most part it is NOT necessary for us to hunt We are the only species who has the ability to cultivate crops breed animals for food and store food for longer time periods with out spoilage Food is plentiful However human nature mans greatest enemy has exploited the earth to the point where we have even contaminated our food supply Imagine if you will that you are celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with a backyard barbecue All of your family and friends attend The kids are swimming and a game of volleyball is taking place and your team is losing The coals on the grill are about ready Everything is perfectexceptYou wont be grilling steaks the only burger you can grill these days are veggie burgers and dont even think about hotdogsthey were dangerous before the meat went bad You wont even be able to have the Jell-O surprise Aunt Sally made so well You may not have to imagine this scenario if man does not change its destructive ways It all started 200 years ago with a disease known as Scrapie Scrapie is a naturally occurring disease of sheep found in many parts of the world and is one kind of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy TSE that affects a sheeps nervous system Scrapies main target organ is the brain but may infect other tissues such as the spinal cord the lymphatic system the intestines and eyes What does sheep have to do with not being able to eat a steak you ask In 1986 British scientist discovered Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy BSE better known as Mad Cows Disease which is a mutated version of Scrapie Since its discovery in 1986 more than 160000 British cattle have been diagnosed and millions more have been slaughtered for fear that they had the disease Scientists believe that the disease
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