Do we really know what is in our food? Christines latest film Cows, cash and cover-ups? currently streaming on amazon June 2019. If you care about the food you eat, the politicans you vote for and the scientists in who you trust, watch my film, as it explores the global food industry and the on-going lethal consequences of BSE.
UK cow dying of mad cow disease BSE
October 18th 2018 BSE diagnosed in beef herd in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. No cow/steer is ever diagnoised with mad cow disease in isolation. Below BBC reporting on the infected animal. Cows/steers often show no symptoms of BSE and are sent to slaughter. What about the siblings, parents and off-spring of this 5 year old beef steer that died of BSE? How many in the herd were also carrying/incubating the disease and their meat are now on supermarket shelves and feeding our families?
What is the difference between ‘out of the blue’ ‘one off?’ BSE and BSE mad cow disease? Millions of lost revenue for the food, beef, agriculture, drugs industries! Human and animal health come a poor second and third when ‘big bucks’ for shareholders are concerned. The cover-up continues. (Oct 2018)
The human form of mad cow disease, known as Human BSE/ vCJD/prion disease has not gone away, it continues to kill people in the UK and globally and individuals and cattle across the world.
In May 2017 a 15 year old cow was diagnosed with BSE in Spain with another 50 ‘at risk’ of developing the deadly disease.
IN (2016) cows with BSE were officially recognised in Ireland and also the USA. Many more animals are entering the human food chain infected with BSE as cattle are either not being tested for BSE or are not showing symptoms.
THIS LETHAL BOVINE MATERIAL IF EATEN OR INGESTED CAUSES THE HUMAN FORM OF MAD COW DISEASE IN PEOPLE.
VCJD (Variant Creutzfeldt Jacob disease) is commonly known as the human form of mad cow’s disease, it predominately kills young people in their late teens early twenties. The youngest victims have been just 12 years old and the oldest official victims in their late sixties.
As I write this in 2017, human BSE continues to maim, disable and destroy people lives and futures, a lethal disease that can silently incubate for decades. ( up to 50 years from ingesting infected bovine material)
RESEARCH FROM THE HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY(2012 Lancet)
FOUND THAT ‘ONE IN 2,000 OF UK POPULATION’ NOW EITHER CARRY OR ARE INCUBATING HUMAN MAD COW DISEASE/HUMAN BSE’. Many of those individuals will donate blood and have operations passing on vCJD via blood products including medicines and also via medical instruments.
Millions of us globally have been exposed to the same lethal pathogen that killed my Andrew, experts believe that everyone who lived through the 1980’s and 1990’s has eaten at least 50 BSE infected meals.
Everyone who has lived, visited, worked or stayed in the UK since 1980 until December 31st 1996, for more than 6 months cannot be a blood donor anywhere else in the world because they are seen as ‘at risk’ of carrying the deadly disease human mad cow. BSE infected material flooded the human food and medicine chain.
Bovine material from infected cattle was in everything from Farley’s Rusks to vegetable soup, calpol, baby food, HRT, contact lens fluid; strict vegetarians and Hindus have died of vCJD. Human BSE had affected people from across the globe from every culture and ethnic group. In the UK and globally cattle continue to die of BSE but, its often put down as some obscure disease or the animal is sent to slaughter before too obvious symptoms are visible. Many governments including the UK no longer test for BSE in cattle going to slaughter for human consumption.
BSE in cattle is never an isolated disease with the deadly brain infection being PASSED on-wards to calves and siblings.
See Youtube footage below of cow in Belgium dying of BSE in 2015, how many other cattle from the same herd went to slaughter and became meals for families and children across Belgium or Europe? It will take at least a decade for people who have eaten those infected meals to start showing symptoms of human BSE,
By then the Belgium officials stating ‘ its ok’ will have moved post and the trail back to the farm will have been eradicated by officialdom and secrecy. PROFIT ALWAYS COMES BEFORE HUMAN HEALTH.
This footage on Youtube of a cow staggering and dying of BSE in Belgium,highlights the ticking health-time bomb that is mad cow disease. It has not gone away and is endemic in cattle. Then footage is also a terrible reminder how animals suffer when then develop BSE and how humans suffer extraordinary pain and suffering when they develop the human form of BSE. Both diseases were man made and totally avoidable.
THE NEXT VICTIMS OF HUMAN BSE COULD BE ANY ONES SON OR DAUGHTER OR EVEN YOU!
In the future more sons, daughters, husbands, wives, children, mothers, fathers, friends, neighbours and colleagues of us all will succumb to the human form of mad cow disease. Join me in my fight for justice for the millions of us exposed to mad cow disease and to make sure in the future the food our families and children eat and ingest, the vaccines, medication they consume and the medical instruments they may have used on them are free and not contaminated with BSE.
Christine at Andrews grave