WASHINGTON — In what will likely come as a blow to an industry still reeling from the recent public outcry over “pink slime,” John Clifford, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief veterinarian, confirmed on Tuesday that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or “mad cow disease,” has been confirmed in a dairy cow at a central California rendering facility. The cow’s meat did not enter the food chain. This marks the fifth confirmed instance of the brain-wasting disease in North America during the past 20 years, and the most recent since Clifford confirmed a case at a Texas facility in 2005.
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February 3rd is National Red day. Show your support, wear red.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have joined HBO, Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in launching a new national campaign to curb obesity rates. According to a January 13, 2012, IOM “The Weight of the Nation” initiative aims to “shed light on the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue and explore how obesity is impacting our nation and health care system.”