Mad Cow Disease
Discussion Topic 1

Posted for the week of April 9, 2000. Submit your discussion contribution to your section's e-mail address. Your contribution will go to each of the members of your discussion section and you will receive their contributions. A discussion of contributions is encouraged, however, please keep your comments civil and don't harrass one another. Your discussion contribution is due no later than 3:00 on Tuesday, April 18.

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This article deals with bovine spongioform encephalopathy, prions and a process called rendering. Gummi bears will never seem the same after this article.

If you have never read the book, Soylent Green, now would be a good time to do so.

Be sure to examine the question of just what a "prion" is. Your texts have a little to say about this.

You can return to the Syllabus Page if you wish.