Letter: Why we cannot know for sure that BSE-infected beef is harmful t o humans - and why that is no comfort

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Sir: Today (reports 22 March) we are told that "the more educated the household, the less likely it is to eat meat". On the same page we learn that the vast majority of the Cabinet are unrepentant beef eaters. Could this explain the state of the nation?

Kenneth Richardson

London N7