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Mad Cow Disease

  • By: Mark Neff
  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

Mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a brain wasting disease affecting cattle and humans. Once contracted, it is invariably fatal. The disease primarily affects cattle and is perpetuated by industrial animal husbandry practices; namely, feeding ...

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