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Mad Cow Panel Recommends New Steps

An international panel says the United States should take further steps to protect consumers from mad cow disease. The panel, convened by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recommends increased testing of cattle in addition to placing stricter limits on components of feed for cattle and other livestock. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.

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Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.