U.S. Blocks Canadian Beef Imports after Mad-Cow Case

The United States places a ban on imports of Canadian beef, cattle and animal feed after a cow slaughtered Jan. 31 in Alberta is reported to have had mad cow disease. It is the first-known case in North America in a decade. Canadian officials say it is an isolated case and that the rest of the farm's herd has been destroyed. Hear NPR's John McChesney.

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