Summary:WHY ARE SCIENTISTS STILL ARGUING ABOUT WHETHER BEEF IS SAFE TO EAT? IS THERE REALLY ANY GOOD REASON TO WORRY BECAUSE SOME BEEF CATTLE HAVE CONTRACTED BSE - THE MAD COW DISEASE? THE SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCHERS WHO SHOULD KNOW HAVE BEEN STUDYING SIMILAR FORMS OF THIS MYSTERIOUS BRAIN DISEASE FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS. IN THIS PROGRAMME, THEY TELL AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY THAT TURNS OUT TO HAVE MORE TO DO WITH HUMANS AND LESS TO SO WITH COWS THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT. A MEDICAL DETECTIVE STORY TRACING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN A TRIBE OF CANNIBALS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA, AND FATAL BRAIN DISEASES THAT ATTACK ANIMALS AND HUMANS IN BRITAIN.
Description:Re-make of documentary on origins of bse and its related forms in human beings with remarkable archive footage from papua new guinea