Month: <span>December 2000</span>
The Netherlands and Belgium have joined Austria by issuing warnings over German beef after the discovery of mad cow disease there.
The Dutch Health Ministry has advised the public not to eat German meat for the time being and local media in Belgium has reported that the government ordered the withdrawal of all German beef from shops.
I just saw footage on ABC World News Now of the French Prime Minister “gorging” (according to ABC News) on beef to try to reassure the public that beef is safe to eat. There were also more shocking clips of the Brittish Minister of Agriculture, feeding burgers to his daughter at the height of the mad cow disease crisis in England, in an attempt to calm the public.
According to sources quoted by ABC News, French beef may now present 20 times the health risk that the English beef did during the mad cow disease crisis there. Wanna go out for a burger?