Videos: U.K. Documentary on BSE and CJD

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BBC Inside Out Documentary (30 minutes)

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BBC Inside Out Programme on Mad Cow Disease

The documentary is about Andy Black from Portsmouth, in Southern England, who died after suffering from the human form of mad cow disease (variant CJD).

Other video reports on BSE are available on this website. 

A partial transcription of the interview between Christine Lord (CL) and John Gummer (JG) is below.

CL: Why did you say beef was safe?

JG: All the evidence showed that it was (safe).

CL: Scientists were 'sat on'.

JG: I only wanted to know the facts.  How could I let my family eat something I thought wasn't safe.

CL: This campaign of re-assurance was a mistake.

JG: Phillips said 'no criticism of me'

CL: The possibility of risk to humans was not communicated to the public.

JG: I sought to make the best choice for the country.

There is a BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour report with Christine Lord.