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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) belongs to a group of neurodegenerative diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) which affect many species. From 1986 more than 184,000 cattle in the UK have been confirmed to be infected with this disease, and in Canada total...
The Political Economy of Animal Testing and Traceability in Response to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)Download
Transmissible Spongifrom Encephalopathies (TSEs), which include bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and chronic wasting disease (CWD) in cervids, are associated with three possible risks. The risks of food safety outbreaks, the risks to economic benefits, and the risks to society's...
Classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is an acquired prion disease that is invariably fatal in cattle and has been implicated as a significant human health risk. Polymorphisms that alter the prion protein of sheep or humans have been associated with transmissible spongiform...
This thesis examines consumer behavior towards food risks in three different papers, focusing on two food concerns: genetically modified (GM) food and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The first paper investigates the roles of different measures of trust on consumers’ stated choices for...