– We Feed Cows Chicken Poop (Mother Jones, Dec 19, 2013):
The practice isn’t just gross, it could spread mad cow disease—and yet the FDA has done nothing to stop it.
Anyone who pays even scant attention to where our food comes from is likely aware that some pretty unsavory things happen between the farm and your fork (see this month’s big story in Rolling Stone, for example). But some of these farming methods are more than just unappetizing: they could be deadly. One practice in particular could allow for the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, the gruesome and fatal neurodegenerative disorder more commonly known as mad cow disease.