Foot and Mouth Disease

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As the first confirmed cases of foot and mouth disease appear in the Netherlands and France, Europe braces to fight the highly infectious ailment that has shut down much of England's farms and tourism. No longer finger pointing, governments have begun searching for a united response to a problem that's intensified by increased global trade and tourism. We explore the prophylactic efforts and political fallout with a British farmer, experts in England, France, Germany, and the US, including a representative of California's Department of Food and Agriculture. (Matt Miller guest hosts.)
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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Center of Technology Assessment (German)

French Institute of International Relations (French)

Guardian newspaper

The New York Times

Ohio State University's School of Veterinary Medicine

US Navy

US Supreme Court



Warren Olney