This just came over the wire...
Foie Gras possibly linked to Mad Cow-like disease.
I can already here the activists peeing themselves with joy over this one.
to qoute from the text:
"“It is not known if there is an increase of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes or other amyloid-related disease in people who have eaten foie gras,” said Dr. Alan, director of the Human Immunology and Cancer/Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyloid-Related Disorders Research Program at University of Tennessee at Knoxville and lead author of the study. “Our study looked at the existence of amyloid fibrils in foie gras and showed that it could accelerate the development of AA amyloidosis in susceptible mice. Perhaps people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or other amyloid-associated diseases should avoid consuming foie gras and other foods that may be contaminated with fibrils.”
Its validity is still in question, Ive sent an email and will follow up with a phone call as soon as I can get a moment, but boy oh boy is this gonna make the Anti-Foie movement a bunch of happy campers.