Mad Cow Disease
Discussion Topic 1
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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
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.