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New Regulations for Rendering Cow Brains and Spines into Animal Food

In order to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad-cow disease, new federal rules on rendering cow brains and spines into animal food are set to be implemented in April. However, farmers in Kentucky, which has more beef cattle than any other state east of the Mississippi River, are concerned about the new regulations since they would make rendering more expensive and complicated.

To read the full article please search online for: Mad cow proposal worries farmers

The vast quantity of farmed animals that are processed makes it increasingly harder to dispose of them in safe manner without negatively affecting our health or the environment. By adopting a plant-based diet we help reduce the animals raised for food; and therefore, we help reduce the risk of spread of many diseases such as BSE.

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