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Old 28-05-2004, 01:03 AM
Don Phillipson
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Default Bone/ Blood Meal and Mad Cow Disease

"George Orwell" wrote in message

Does anyone know of any research that has been done on the potential for
contracting mad cow disease from using bone meal or blood meal as a soil
amendment for veggies or herbs. That is, assuming no direct contact with
the stuff.

Human CJD has been attributed to eating
beef contaminated with brain or spinal cord
material (where the harmful prions live.) If
you do not eat garden bone meal, you
need not fear it as a disease vector.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs (Ottawa, Canada)