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2006-02-02 19:34:21

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. beef is free of materials that could spread mad cow disease, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Thursday, but an independent report questioned whether the assurance was iron clad.

2005-09-22 16:55:53

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will re-arrange zoning for the poultry industry, banning farms and slaughterhouses in the teeming capital in a bid to stop the spread of the bird flu virus that has killed four people, an official said on Thursday.

2005-08-22 15:59:30

By Randy Fabi WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian animal health inspectors accidentally approved the export of a 31-month-old cow to the United States, violating strict U.S. safeguards to prevent mad cow disease, a U.S. Agriculture Department official said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.