The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

A cautionary two-part tale about mad cow disease from how it began as a brain disorder of cattle to how it jumped to humans. The show maps the origin of the disease from when it first appeared in cattle in Britain in the 1980s to becoming an epidemic that has reached 80 countries and infected hundreds of people. Part One, with a focus on Europe, examines the role of modern food production and the reliance on rendered meat protein. Part Two's critical gaze moves across the ocean to the handling of the disease by Canadian officials as it compares to the Japanese experience.

  • 2004
  • 01:30:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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