Deadly Feasts: The "Prion" Controversy and the Public's Health

by Richard Rhodes | Health, Mind & Body |
ISBN: 0684844257 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingpjlareauwing of Little Canada, Minnesota USA on 3/25/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingpjlareauwing from Little Canada, Minnesota USA on Sunday, April 07, 2013
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Journal Entry 2 by wingpjlareauwing at Dunn brothers Coffee in Chaska, Minnesota USA on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (4/27/2013 UTC) at Dunn brothers Coffee in Chaska, Minnesota USA

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Journal Entry 3 by quietorchid at Chaska, Minnesota USA on Monday, June 24, 2013
Oh Boy! A wild caught book! It makes me so happy to catch one!

Betwixt and between book. The author started to write a book on the discovery of Prions, thought by many to be the cause of mad-cow disease. By the time of his afterword, he wasn't so sure that prions are the answer. After reading this, neither am I.

A lot of information here, but well written and understandable. It certainly makes you think. The book starts with an examination of the Kuru outbreak in the 1950s, and continues on through scrapie, Mad-cow, and alarmingly TME (transmissable Mink Encephalophy- think deer CWD in mink). All are obviously food borne conditions. Hmmm.

But not to worry, this is not an alarmist book, programs are in place to protect the food chain. Look at the sucess they have had in Great Britain. Well, maybe not. But we have protections! If you think that, don't read the newspapers. 2 months ago there was an interesting article on how offal from downed cows etc is no longer fed to other ruminants. It's fed to chickens, so we are safe. However, chickens are messy and live in wire cages so their droppings can fall through the gaps (and any food pellets that are tossed from their food trough) and be collected. Which is then processed as cattle food! Isn't recycling for profit wonderful?

Interesting book. Information is always useful.

Journal Entry 4 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Monday, September 30, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (9/30/2013 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, October 21, 2013
Taking from the Medicine Chest IV bookbox. Thanks for sharing!

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