America and the BSE Scare: Near Misses, Future Lessons

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Shanmugam, Kannon en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-15T20:16:20Z
dc.date.issued 1997 en_US
dc.identifier.citation America and the BSE Scare: Near Misses, Future Lessons (1997 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8889433
dc.description.abstract Today, the potential consequences of BSE, although perhaps not as great as originally feared, still demand attention at the highest level of government. In this paper, my goals are twofold: to place the development of the disease in its historical context, and to examine the options faced by government regulators in attempting to stem its spread. In Part I, I briefly trace the historical background of the "mad cow†scare, from its origin in England to the present day. In Part II, I examine the American response to the disease, situating steps taken by the United States government in the broader context of simultaneous developments occurring around the world. In Part III, I outline proposals made this month by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose a complete ban on certain types of animal feed implicated in the spread of "mad cow†disease. Finally, in Part IV, I present possible criticisms of the latest FDA proposals, arguing that they are too narrow to deal with the threat of human infection from unforeseen species and too difficult to enforce. In addition, I present alternative proposals to address each of these concerns. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject FDA en
dc.subject mad cow en
dc.subject BSE en
dc.title America and the BSE Scare: Near Misses, Future Lessons en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-15T20:16:20Z

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