This is from a local 'zine (www.think.cz) that mainly caters to the ex-pat crowd. The author is a, well, not radical, but close, vegetarian and animal rights crusader. He has articles in this 'zine almost every week…some thought provoking, some not. Here is his latest one on the BSE scare…now while it does sound like someone from Idaho wrote it before they fortified their ranch, I was wondering if anyone else has heard things like it. I’m pasting the whole story here, because the link is screwed up on the website.
[And I’m removing a good chunk of it because we don’t allow full article paste-ins like this due to copyright concerns. However, there doesn’t seem to actually be anything wrong with the link. Here it is: Mad Cow Disease: The Chemical Industry Plays Dirty – David B, SDMB Great Debates Moderator]
Mad Cow Disease
The Chemical Industry Plays Dirty
By Dr Paul Kail
Animal Consciousness Foundation
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Given the huge amount at stake, one might expect that any credible theory would be welcomed. Yet Mark Purdey, a British farmer from Somerset, has suffered constant harassment and has had to support his research from his own pocket. Purdey has a theory which might explain the mystery of why BSE and new variant nvCJD started in the UK, and why they are so much more serious there.
However, since he went public with his ideas, some rather unfortunate things have happened:
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Purdey believes that the root cause of BSE is an imbalance of magnesium and copper, exacerbated, in the case of the UK, by the use of a highly toxic pesticide known as phosmet. Phosphet is an organophosphate nerve toxin, originally developed by the Nazis. It is also related to the drug Thalidamide, which causes birth defects.
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Quite apart from the direct attacks on Mr Purdey, the chemical industry have launched a media campaign to discredit his research.
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[Edited by David B on 02-18-2001 at 09:07 AM]