• If you are having problems logging in please use the Contact Us in the lower right hand corner of the forum page for assistance.

And you were worried about BSE!

Help Support Ranchers.net:


Well-known member
Feb 11, 2005
Reaction score
Home on the Range, Alberta
Yes, I'm back. I'll keep my eye on Ranchers but, as for informing readers about the chemical/mineral deficiency connection to BSE, on this message board, it is difficult due to the constant misquoting by certain individuals.

I'm tired of restating my points regarding what else was in the MBM besides malformed proteins, ie: pesticides, chemicals and excessive amounts of minerals. I continue to follow the evidence brought forth by Mark Purdey (read it yourself at: www.markpurdey.com or www.purdeyenvironment.com).

Sadly, people still call all of his hard work "theory". This is a false statement, as there is so much hard factual scientific data which he has collected that cannot be desputed. His hypotheses that make up the gaps between that which is known and how all this BS(E) came about, are based on 24 years of walking in the shoes of an ecodetective/scientist; not to mention, they are published in respectable scientific journals.

He has spent thousands of his own dollars to analyse soil, vegetation, water, feed, bone and antler samples. What he found clearly shows imbalance in minerals, with a most definite deficiency in copper (caused by varying circumstances including organophosphates chelating the copper from the animals cells).

On this note, I am bring you an article about chemical contamination found in the umbilical cords of 10 American babies. And you were worried about BSE.
from: www.ewg.org (more where this came from - check it out)

Study Finds Industrial Pollution
Begins in the Womb
Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals Measured
in Newborn Babies

WASHINGTON — Not long ago, scientists believed that babies in the womb were largely protected from most toxic chemicals. A new study helps confirm an opposite view: that chemical exposure begins in the womb, as hundreds of industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides are pumped back and forth from mother to baby through umbilical cord blood.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) commissioned laboratory tests of 10 American Red Cross cord blood samples for the most extensive array of industrial chemicals, pesticides and other pollutants ever studied. The group found that the babies averaged 200 contaminants in their blood. The pollutants included mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and the Teflon chemical PFOA. In total, the babies' blood had 287 chemicals, including 209 never before detected in cord blood.

The blood samples came from babies born in U.S. hospitals in August and September of 2004. The study, called Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns, tested each sample of umbilical cord blood for an unprecedented 413 industrial and consumer product chemicals. The study (www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/) is part of an important new science that measures toxins in people — the human body burden.

"For years scientists have studied pollution in the air, water, land and in our food. Recently they've investigated its health impacts on adults. Now we find this pollution is reaching babies during vital stages of development," said EWG Vice President for Research Jane Houlihan. "These findings raise questions about the gaps in our federal safety net. Instead of rubber-stamping almost every new chemical that industry invents, we've got to strengthen and modernize the laws that are supposed to protect Americans from pollutants."

U.S. industries manufacture and import approximately 75,000 chemicals, 3,000 of them at over a million pounds per year. Yet health officials do not know how many of these chemicals pollute fetal blood and what the health consequences of in utero exposures might be. Many of these chemicals require specialized techniques to detect. Chemical manufacturers are not required to make available to the public or government health officials methods to detect their chemicals in humans, and most do not volunteer them.

EWG's Houlihan said that had her group been able to test for more chemicals, it would almost certainly have detected them.

# # #

The Environmental Working Group and Environmental Working Group Action Fund are nonprofits that use the power of information to protect public health and the environment.

Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California, whose programs contribute to human and ecosystem health - to a safer world for people and for all life

Latest posts