Blood Meal and Mad Cow question for the group.

Greetings. I have been gardening using blood meal along with "Plant Tone" which is made with animal products. I was wondering what your thoughts were about the safety of these products, and if anyone here used them. I also use composted cow manure (Black Kow). Cheers! B.K.
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My thoughts are that you've got more chance of flying to the moon than contracting anything that way.
We in the UK have been there already.
Mind you, I'm a bicycle:-))
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I still wear a dust mask while using bone meal. Just my $.02. Steve shazzbat wrote in message ...

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They don't make bone meal out of ruminant bones anymore, because the steam process doesn't kill the BSE prions.
I don't know about blood meal. I'll ask my state veterinarian when I talk to him and report back. (He's the one who told me it's safe to use bone meal in the garden again.)
Jan

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Jan Flora wrote:

What do they make bone meal out of?
Lorenzo L. Love http://home.thegrid.net/~lllove
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Ground up bones! Before Mad Cow disease hit, they ground up cow bones. They probably grind up horse bones or something now. They're using bones from animals that can't get BSE.
Jan
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Jan Flora wrote:

You have a reference for this or is it something you just made up? Some countries including the U.S. have banned the use of cow bone meal in cow feed and soon most countries may do that, but this has nothing to do with the use of bone meal as a garden soil supplement.
Lorenzo L. Love http://home.thegrid.net/~lllove
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