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Old 04-25-2012, 01:34 AM
 
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First Mad Cow disease was reported in 1985/86

Right as GMO feed stock was being pushed. The bone meal from other cows and sheep is blamed, but did anyone ever look at the concentrations of GMO proteins in the bone meal?
Why is BSE (Mad cow) still around, if feed lots no longer feed dead cow bones to beef cattle?

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Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think it has anything to do with mad cow disease, but industrial meat production turned our cows, turkeys and chickens into cannibals decades ago by mixing animal fat into the feed.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:59 AM
 
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Both are very sick practices.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Knowing what prions are, what causes them, and what a GMO is, I don't think so. GMO's aren't some secret recipe where we don't know what they plasmids are made of. There's no way they'd code for the bovine protein that misfolds to become a prion. That only comes from other cows or related animals and there'd be no reason to put it in a plant it would have no use. This comes from the messed up process of feeding cows other cows end of story. I'm not some shill for Monsanto, but I won't think this is GMO's unless I can get some evidence beyond mere speculation.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Both the government and Monsanto will tell you "No, GMO food is very safe".
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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Knowing what prions are, what causes them, and what a GMO is, I don't think so. GMO's aren't some secret recipe where we don't know what they plasmids are made of. There's no way they'd code for the bovine protein that misfolds to become a prion. That only comes from other cows or related animals and there'd be no reason to put it in a plant it would have no use. This comes from the messed up process of feeding cows other cows end of story. I'm not some shill for Monsanto, but I won't think this is GMO's unless I can get some evidence beyond mere speculation.
Thanks for your insightful post.

I'm wondering how the cow got it then, if the practice of feeding herbivores... a diet including animal parts has been halted?

Or has it?
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Both the government and Monsanto will tell you "No, GMO food is very safe".
Oh! like Saccarin.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Thanks for your insightful post.

I'm wondering how the cow got it then, if the practice of feeding herbivores... a diet including animal parts has been halted?

Or has it?
Yeah, they SAY the halted it, but really, since when do you believe anything coming from the commercial agri-business people???

I think they lie for profit like many other big businesses.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the bone meal and animal fat they feed the cattle have to actually CONTAIN Mad Cow for it to be transmitted to another cow?

And wasn't it supposedly banned because of that?
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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Yeah, I do believe you are correct. However, apparently the incubation period for BSE can be months or years even, in animals and with humans (the BSE variation known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob)
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