Howard F. Lyman has brought the issue of the dangers of eating beef to lightlike never before. A former cattle rancher-turned-vegetarian and food safetyactivist, in 1996, Lyman revealed, to a national television audience, howthe cattle industry potentially exposed Americans to Mad Cow Disease byfeeding cows the remains of live animals - including other cows. As a resultof his remarks, Lyman was named a co-defendant with Oprah Winfrey in the"veggie libel" case brought by Texas ranchers in Amarillo.
George Knapp (email) was joined by former cattle rancher turned vegetarian and food safety activist, Howard Lyman. People don't have a clue about the seriousness of Mad Cow Disease (called CJD in humans), and as many as 450,000 Americans may have the illness which can take anywhere from 10 to 60 years to incubate, said Lyman. The disease is thought to be spread via animal feed which... More »
2nd hour guest, NYU Medical Center's Dr. Phillip Tierno, the author of The Secret Life of Germs, discussed recent outbreaks of drug resistant bacteria. Specifically, he addressed "community acquired" MRSA staph infections that begin with a slight reddening of the skin, but can quickly escalate into pain, fever and a serious health risk. Citing the overuse of antibiotics as leading... More »