February 7, 2010 at 10:40 am #251346
Hidden in the middle of the Advertiser on Saturday was an article about the Federal Government allowing the import of beef from countries with B.S.E. (Mad Cow Disease). Not only does this probably mean more cheap rubbish food in the shops, there is a potential health risk as well. This potentially can cause a disease in humans called C.J.D. As an Englishman who lived in the UK prior to 1996 I am not allowed to give blood in Australia, just in case I have this disease and pass it on in blood products. The only test for this disease is to section the brain (Not a good diagnostic test).February 7, 2010 at 11:04 am #452867
Interesting, sounds like it should be a front page story on Monday!February 7, 2010 at 11:43 am #452868BobbeeMember
:confused::confused::confused:February 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm #452869AshramMember
Holy crap! This is going to cause a whole lot of problems for the country. Any chance of posting the article?February 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm #452870LotteMember
Unbelievable, especially given how much meat we export.
My bet is, this will go largely unnoticed by the general public, so no-one will have a problem with it, and it’ll go right ahead. Glass. Half. Empty.
LotteFebruary 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm #452871AnonymousGuest
yep put public health at risk for profit. we have cjd here anway so obvioulsy we have had bse well swept under the mat but hey, one major regional hosp’ records around 2 cjd deaths per month or something like that, they call them ulzheimer related causes, and the hospital mortuaries who peform the autopsies are calling for disposable implements so there is no risk that thei instruments don’t end up in the main stream hospital theatres, there is no sterilisation for bse/cjd.(the above info from an ambo’ driver who’s job it is to transport the very sick and dead from their home to hospital he checks the books to see what the causes of the deaths are recorded as).
i’ve always believed we’ve had bse here but it has been well covered up.
just how i’ve heard it.
lenFebruary 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm #452872osakasuzMember
Eat organically produced, grass fed meat from a known/trusted source and you can breathe easy. It is expensive but you can just eat less of it.February 8, 2010 at 4:10 am #452873WombatMember
What Osakasuz said!February 8, 2010 at 4:30 am #452874KaffMember
Eat organically produced, grass fed meat from a known/trusted source and you can breathe easy. It is expensive but you can just eat less of it.
And some of it is not even that expensive if you just look around.February 8, 2010 at 4:42 am #452875
Stop lick’n your chops you lot, ya not get’n any of my cattle. 😉February 8, 2010 at 10:06 am #452876February 8, 2010 at 11:09 am #452877February 8, 2010 at 11:20 am #452878AshramMember
Thanks for the article. Another to add to my list of ‘letters to government’ pile. Silly thing is, is that any money made from importing beef will eventually be lost in trying to eradicate BSE once it surfaces in Australia. Not to mention the money spent on welfare payments and job-search for those that do loose their employment who are already in the industry.February 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm #452879virgillMember
As an Englishman who lived in the UK prior to 1996 I am not allowed to give blood in Australia, just in case I have this disease and pass it on in blood products. The only test for this disease is to section the brain (Not a good diagnostic test).
LOL – I lived in London in my young, foolish years from 1993 – 95, so like you cannot give blood. Mind you we were so broke, we couldnt afford to eat beef and mainly survived on chicken and vegetarian meals.
But as a nurse who has seen a patient with CJD (not the mad cow kind), it is a really nasty disease, so you would think all precautions would be a priority for AusFebruary 9, 2010 at 5:19 am #452880
Thanks Bullseye I will get the hang of this one day:D
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