06 March 1998
Southwood says government ignored BSE advice
SIR RICHARD Southwood, pro-vice chancellor of Oxford University, will tell the BSE inquiry next week that government scientists failed to conduct key experiments to test the theory that BSE had spread from sheep.
He will accuse it of ignoring his advice in 1988 that meat and bone meal
laced with scrapie should be fed to cattle under controlled conditions to see if there was a connection between the diseases.
He says this is why the origin of BSE remains a mystery 13 years after it was discovered.
- The Daily Telegraph 06/02/98 page 4