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December 23rd, 2003

Time to change eatting habits:

http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=4039210§ion=news

Mad Cow Disease Found in Wash. State
Tue 23 December, 2003 22:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials at the U.S. Agriculture Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday that one case of mad cow disease has been detected in Washington state.

A USDA spokeswoman said one case was being investigated, but declined further comment. A CFTC spokesman said the agency was told that the USDA detected mad cow disease in Washington state. The officials were confirming reports from a farm industry source.

The CFTC regulates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where futures contracts based on the value of cattle are traded.

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