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Friday, 20 October, 2000, 17:45 GMT 18:45 UK
BSE INQUIRY


BSE inquiry: Special report
The BSE crisis was an agricultural catastrophe that developed a horrifying human dimension. The BSE inquiry has attempted to discover what went wrong.
CJD: The threat to human health
Fears that BSE could be passed on to humans are strengthened by the appearance of a similar disease that only affects the UK and has only been around since the crisis began.
BSE inquiry LIVE
The BSE Inquiry resumed on Tuesday 23 June. You can listen to the evidence from key witnesses LIVE at BBC News Online On Air.
More questions than answers
Fifteen years on, scientists still cannot pinpoint the cause of the devastating cattle disease BSE.
The farmer's tale
The BSE epidemic has had an appalling cost. Farmers themselves have not escaped unscathed.
'I need to know why my son died'
A mother whose son died of nvCJD speaks about her harrowing experience, and her fight for justice.
Britain's bill for mad cow crisis
Britain has paid a heavy price for the BSE crisis - at least 3.5bn according to one calculation.
John Gummer: Beef eater
Former Agriculture Minister John Gummer publicly ate a hamburger with his young daughter to quell fears about British beef.
Douglas Hogg: Roasted over BSE
The former minister for agriculture faced condemnation for his handling of the BSE crisis.
Lord Phillips: Chief inquisitor
As chairman of the BSE inquiry, Lord Philips has the delicate task of uncovering the truth behind the crisis without pinning the blame on any person or body.
Keith Meldrum: Official vet
The chief veterinary officer at the Ministry of Agriculture had a tougher time than most with BSE.
Kenneth Calman: The cautious doctor
Sir Kenneth Calman occupied one of the hottest seats in the BSE crisis as chief medical officer.
Donald Acheson: Whistleblower
One of the first people to sound the alarm about BSE was the chief medical officer at the time, Sir Donald Acheson.
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