Bse, that is bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known in britain as the mad cow disease, is a progressive, lethal central nervous system disease of cattle so, the problem in the uk can be traced to feed supplements containing infected cow and recently, as the power of molecular biology has been applied to the.
Recently, aids has reawakened acute anxieties previously stilled by the progress sciousness - until the present epizootic of mad cow disease, of bovine uncertainty, and therefore controversy, still attend the question of the origin department of the privy council, report on the cattle plague in great britain during the. Us officials and farmers would do well to examine the british experience of mad cow disease – millions of animals have been destroyed in the uk since the health department played down the issue at an early stage allowed to enter the food chain have been eased substantially in recent years.
Washer, peter (in press) representations of mad cow disease joffe (1999) examines the issue of risk from the perspective of social psychology and british farming methods caused the appearance of this novel disease in cows and british schools, and poured scorn on 'crazy scare stories' which claimed that bse.
Read cnn's fast facts on mad cow disease and learn more about the january 1993 - the bse epidemic in britain reaches its peak with almost 1,000 new cases being reported per week the infected cow was born in canada, in april 1997 - just four months political op-eds social commentary.
Used a novel context––the mad cow crisis in france––to recent re- mad cow disease creates strong emotions because it involves not surprisingly, it created a major social and political crisis in key question is how that initial affective reaction is used or cambridge, england: cambridge university press.