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From: TSS ()
Subject: JOHANN TRIES TO SETTLE BSE TRADE DISPUTE WITH RESEARCH INTO BSE (little late now)
Date: March 18, 2005 at 10:20 am PST

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Subject: JOHANN TRIES TO SETTLE BSE TRADE DISPUTE WITH RESEARCH INTO BSE (little late now)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:41:06 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

Breaking News
Johanns announces expansion in BSE research
by John Gregerson on 3/18/05 for
Meatingplace.com

Washington, D.C.  Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced this
morning that nearly $2 million in funding has been redirected to enhance
research on bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and that $5 million has
been awarded to 17 colleges and universities to establish a food safety
research and response network.

"These projects will help improve safety by enhancing our research
partnerships with the academic community and establish another tool to
aid our response to food-related disease outbreaks," said Johanns, who
made the announcement during keynote remarks at the Annual Food Safety
Summit, a meeting of food processors, researchers and legislators held
at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

Johanns said the BSE research funds, redirected by USDA's Agricultural
Research Service, will be allocated toward new BSE projects and
facilities, and build on the Bush Administration's fiscal 2006 budget
proposal, which would increase BSE research by $7.3 million, or 155
percent over 2005 funding levels.

The newly funded projects include collaborations with the Veterinary
Laboratory Agency in the United Kingdom to study the biology of the BSE
agent, and the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain to compare
North American and European BSE strains.

About $750,000 will go toward a biocontainment facility currently under
construction at the ARS National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa.
The facility eventually will accommodate long-term study of BSE
infection in cattle and other animals.

The planned Food Safety Research and Response Network, spearheaded by
North Carolina State University, will include a team of more than 50
food safety experts from 18 colleges and universities who will study
where pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella are found in the
environment, how they are sustained, and how they infect herds.

Now in its seventh year, the Food Safety Summit has evolved from a small
but worthwhile conference to a must-attend event for processors, their
suppliers and vendors  in short, anyone with a stake in ensuring the
nation's food supply. In addition to food safety, the three-day
conference also addressed the growing issue of bioterrorism. During one
conference workshop, representatives from the Department of Homeland
Security and others participated in a "war games" scenario in which
several ground beef was adulterated with nicotine.

http://www.meatingplace.com/DailyNews/init.asp?iID=13974

greetings list members,

it's a damn shame it takes global trade disputes to get the US Gov.
to enhance research into BSE for human health, and that's all in
the world this farce is. they will spend this money on nothing more
than trying to find science to dispute the science that already exists.
they will use this money to find anything that will open there borders.
they should look in the mirror first. all they have to do is what they
should have done 15 to 20 years ago. they have known all along
WHAT to do, but failed to do it...

TSS

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