Four People Hit By Deadly Prion Disease Near Vancouver

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CJD Cluster In Canada Editor’s Note: As the following news story indicates, deadly prion disease (known as Creutzfeldt-Jakobs disease in people, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in deer, elk and moose) has struck four people simultaneously in British Columbia. Based on government risk models, such an event is impossible. The facts

Canadian Food Inspectors Ordered To Ignore Mad-Cow Risks

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Canadian Meat Inspectors Told To Ignore Food Safety The revelation that federal meat inspectors were ordered to ignore carcass contamination at Alberta’s XL Foods plant reverberated on Parliament Hill Thursday, as opposition parties hammered the Conservative government over its handling of the E. coli crisis that sickened 18 people across Canada. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz