The W
Views: 98524249
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
29.8.14 1729
The W - Current Events & Politics - Mad Cow came from Canada
This thread has 14 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 6.18
Pages: 1
(1583 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (8 total)
Scott Summets
Sujuk








Since: 27.6.02

Since last post: 3851 days
Last activity: 3819 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.96
Since the cow was born in 97, and Canada's mad cow scare is over--it seems fairly safe to say this won't happen from Canada again. We (USA) still should have checked more cows, etc. etc. But it's still interesting that the bad meat came from The Great White North.

http://apnews.myway.com/ article/20040106/D7VTIC300.html



"I wear it for the thousands who have died, believen' that the Lord was on their side. I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died, believen' that we all were on their side." RIP Johnny Cash



Promote this thread!
The Goon
Boudin blanc
Moderator








Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Since last post: 24 days
Last activity: 18 hours
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.08
I hope this can be settled shortly as the mad cow find last spring has devastated Alberta's(and the rest of Canada's) farmers. No doubt there has been a lot of suffering on the US side of the border as well. If any good can come from this, it'll be increased vigilance with all produce.

On the funny side of things, I remember seeing a guy in a t-shirt here in Calgary last summer which read, "The only mad cow in Alberta is my mother-in-law."

I loved that shirt.
AMG2K2
Haggis








Since: 27.11.03
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!

Since last post: 3286 days
Last activity: 3179 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on
The only thing I'll see in the long run is that there'll be attempts by a lot of countries, lobbies, etc. to be more protectionist with their beef. You know, only buy American beef, or Canadian, or so-and-so. Ultimately we'll just have very little beef trade at all around the world because 'everyone's so scared' of Mad Cow, or something.

It's not gonna be helping the farmers in Alberta anyway.

By the way, do cows contract BSE from birth or something? I don't know how pinpointing its birthplace has much meaning.

(edited by AMG2K2 on 7.1.04 1842)
cranlsn
Liverwurst








Since: 18.3.02
From: Sussex, WI

Since last post: 123 days
Last activity: 1 day
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.34

    Originally posted by AMG2K2
    The only thing I'll see in the long run is that there'll be attempts by a lot of countries, lobbies, etc. to be more protectionist with their beef. You know, only buy American beef, or Canadian, or so-and-so. Ultimately we'll just have very little beef trade at all around the world because 'everyone's so scared' of Mad Cow, or something.

    It's not gonna be helping the farmers in Alberta anyway.

    By the way, do cows contract BSE from birth or something? I don't know how pinpointing its birthplace has much meaning.

    (edited by AMG2K2 on 7.1.04 1842)


It can be potentially transmitted by "birth" so that's why they've killed an entire herd of calves that contained the "Mad Cow" cow's calf.

As for finding where it came from, that's also important because it can be transmitted from contaminated feed. I believe it can also be transmitted cow to cow (fecal matter?), but I'm not sure on that last one.

Although nothing is 100%, you can always buy better quality ground meets instead of just "hamburger". It'd be less likely to contain brain or nerve tissue. Or...you can buy good cuts of meet and grind your own. In the end, if this ends up with better monitoring of the meat supply, I'm all for it.

This may end up as good news for the buffalo/bison meat industry. Can they catch mad cow?






DrDirt
Banger








Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

Since last post: 16 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.59
The real plus for the US in this is that is may allow us to correctly claim that US cattle do not have Mad Cow disease.
And if you are worried about your ground beef, but locally processed whenever possible, particularly from smaller meat packers. Many of the disease problems are the results of the practices of the big boys.



Perception is reality
Scott Summets
Sujuk








Since: 27.6.02

Since last post: 3851 days
Last activity: 3819 days
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.96
    Originally posted by AMG2K2
    The only thing I'll see in the long run is that there'll be attempts by a lot of countries, lobbies, etc. to be more protectionist with their beef. You know, only buy American beef, or Canadian, or so-and-so. Ultimately we'll just have very little beef trade at all around the world because 'everyone's so scared' of Mad Cow, or something.

    It's not gonna be helping the farmers in Alberta anyway.

    By the way, do cows contract BSE from birth or something? I don't know how pinpointing its birthplace has much meaning.

    (edited by AMG2K2 on 7.1.04 1842)


I figure you guys up there in Canada should be safe to keep on playing beerhunter (1000 points to anyone who knows the reference) and farming cattle, since the dead cow the American one ate was born in 97.



"I wear it for the thousands who have died, believen' that the Lord was on their side. I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died, believen' that we all were on their side." RIP Johnny Cash



AWArulz
Knackwurst








Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 8 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.84
    Originally posted by Scott Summets
    I figure you guys up there in Canada should be safe to keep on playing beerhunter (1000 points to anyone who knows the reference)


Take off, you Hoser. Everyone knows that's Bob and Doug's favorite game, eh?



Rasslin' republicans - visit it soon
Scott Summets
Sujuk








Since: 27.6.02

Since last post: 3851 days
Last activity: 3819 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by Scott Summets
      I figure you guys up there in Canada should be safe to keep on playing beerhunter (1000 points to anyone who knows the reference)


    Take off, you Hoser. Everyone knows that's Bob and Doug's favorite game, eh?


I bow before your knowledge of all thing's McKenzie. Since I can't give ratings of a 1000, a 10 shall do (plus your posts are good stuff I reckon). If only it was still the twelve days of Christmas I could have offered some back bacon. Now I'm off to get some free beer with this here rat and empty bottle.



"I wear it for the thousands who have died, believen' that the Lord was on their side. I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died, believen' that we all were on their side." RIP Johnny Cash



Thread rated: 6.18
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Democratic Primary Debates
Next thread: CNN: Dean Within 5 Pts of Bush
Previous thread: Dean should stop with the religion thing
(1583 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Hopefully CSPAN would cover their debates. I'd tune in just to watch Flair cut a promo every time it was his turn to talk. I'd love to see him announce his candidacy "We're gonna sweat, we're gonna bleed, we're gonna pay the price! Woooooooooooooo!
- Bizzle Izzle, Flair to run for NC Governor (2002)
The W - Current Events & Politics - Mad Cow came from CanadaRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.117 seconds.