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Mad Cow, E-Coli and Other Health Hazards Associated with Beef

May 16th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

The popularity of documentaries like Food, Inc. have helped bring food safety to the forefront and many are looking to decrease their exposure to illnesses and long term diseases. While diets consisting of meat are the most common in the U.S. outbreaks of illnesses, however small, are causing pause in thinking about what is healthy. Let's take another look at Mad Cow Disease, E-Coli and other health hazards associated with beef and what changes can be made for increasing health and wellness


Beef Replacements: Meat Alternatives for the Mad Cow Blues

April 26th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Looking for beef replacements after the Californian dairy cow tested positive for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy(BSE), often called Mad Cow Disease? BSE is transmitted to humans as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) causing neurological dysfunction including memory loss, motor dysfunction and eventually, death. While cases in the U.S are rare, the disease has an incubation of up to 40 years. Instead of risking further exposure, low as the risk may be, why not find alternatives for beef while enjoying added health benefits. Here are some beef replacements sure to please even the pickiest palates and avoid the Mad Cow Blues



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