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Broadcasting date: 9-1-2001
Title : THE MAD MAN DISEASE
Subject : HEALTH - ENVIRONMENT - NUTRITION

 

Armthorp, a small village in central England, already counts three victims of the infamous Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, the human version of the mad cow disease. Two of those victims, 28 year-old Sarah and 19 year-old Matthew were living on the same street, their houses only 100m apart from each other.

On the occasion of this peculiar coincidence, this documentary unfolds the "mad cow disease scandal" that shocks Great Britain. The documentary features interviews with lawyer of the families of victims, Olivie Diplechy, French journalist Stephan Ventura, and famous writer Jeremy Rifkin, as well as rare footage from the Papua tribe in Australia, where scientists first spotted the way the disease was transmitted, almost 50 years ago. Also, shocking footage filmed by groups against the maltreatment of animals in the US and Belgium, that prove that we really have no idea what it is we eat.

 

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