UK: BSE testing programme not enough, says government scientist
Not enough cattle in Britain are being tested for signs of BSE and therefore the true spread of mad cow disease across the country is unknown, said senior government scientist Professor Roy Anderson this week. Compared to other European countries, Britain's testing programme is far less extensive. The majority of the 10,000 animals that have been tested in Britain have already died from the disease, or from accident, or are over 30 months old.
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