- Sales of horse meat are soaring in Germany as more of
cases of mad cow disease are found in the country's beef cattle. Horse
meat butchers are reporting an 80 per cent increase in business, including
sausages made with a mixture of horse and pork.
- Jens Beerwart, a butcher from Waiblingen, south-west
Germany, said that while Germany's beef butchers were suffering, he was
thriving. "Everyone is buying it. Old people, young mothers, young
couples, single people. People from all walks of life. They think it is
safer and it tastes good, like Argentine beef."
- Germany's second BSE case was confirmed at a farm in
Bavaria on Sunday, increasing consumers' fears about home-produced beef.
The first German BSE case was discovered last month. Two other suspect
cases, one in Bavaria and another in Baden-Wurttemberg, were reported at
the end of last week and are likely to be confirmed by tomorrow.
- The arrival of BSE has caused panic among health-conscious
Germans who had been told by politicians that their farming and meat hygiene
standards were so high they would never have any BSE cases.
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