The repeated assertion that British beef is safe, in the current state of uncertainty about the origin and transmission of the disease CJD is quite unconvincing. Nothing is said about dissenting opinion. Great damage has already been done to the beef industry in Europe by the fear that contaminated beef may be in the food chain. Only a convincing eradication programme carried through by the British government with the help of their continental partners can eliminate rational consumer anxieties here. The suggestion of a conspiracy against Britain is at best paranoid, at worst grossly malicious.
CHARLES H SOUTHWOOD
Karnten, AustriaReuse content