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Consumers Union Mad Cow Disease Survey

The discovery last month in Washington of a cow infected with mad cow disease was widely publicized and swiftly captured public attention. Indeed, the Consumers Union survey of U.S. adults revealed nearly universal awareness of the problem, across age, gender, household income and region.