Mark Purdey (December 25, 1953 – November 12, 2006)
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[Mark Purdey was the main person to expose the pesticide cause of BSE/Mad Cow disease.  He discovered clusters of CJD downwind of large ferromanganese and glass factories in Slovakia; around a missile production plant in Tucson; and around the scene of the Seveso disaster in Milan - where a pesticide factory exploded in 1976.]

[1996] Mark Purdey and the Mad Cows   By Claire W. Gilbert, Ph.D.



We're wrong about, CJD and mad cows--Mark Purdey letter 9 dec 2002

Mark Purdey article on scrapie & the CWD epidemic in deer

[Media UK, 3/2001 BSE, CJD] Mark Purdey interview

Mad cow coverup

Pesticide linked to Britain's Mad Cow epidemic ENN Daily News -- April 8, 1996

Purdey M. High-dose exposure to systemic phosmet insecticide modifies the phosphatidylinositol anchor on the prion protein: the origins of new variant transmissible spongiform encephalopathies? Med Hypotheses. 1998 Feb;50(2):91-111. Review. PMID: 9572563; UI: 98232276.

Purdey M.  The UK epidemic of BSE: slow virus or chronic pesticide-initiated modification of the prion protein? Part 2: An epidemiological perspective. Med Hypotheses. 1996 May;46(5):445-54. PMID: 8735882; UI: 96330947.

Purdey M. The UK epidemic of BSE: slow virus or chronic pesticide-initiated modification of the prion protein? Part 1: Mechanisms for a chemically induced pathogenesis/transmissibility.  Med Hypotheses. 1996 May;46(5):429-43.  PMID: 8735881; UI: 96330946.

THE BSE INQUIRY Statement of Mark Purdey (23 April 1998)
BSE Inquiry / Statement No 23B Mr Mark Purdey 12th Jan 2000

Could the Scientists Be Wrong on Madcow Disease? By Elizabeth Piper

Video:  The View From Here: The Farmer Who Wouldn't Let Go
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I'M APPALLED by the unfounded assumptions of 'experts' about the hyper-infectious nature of the BSE/CJD agent (Mail). Basic evidence suggests variant CJD didn't arise from eating BSE-affected cattle. Third World countries imported even greater quantities of the incriminated British meat than we consumed here, but no cases of vCJD have occurred in those countries. I've travelled worldwide carrying out analyses of areas with prion diseases, of which vCJD is one. These diseases increase only in areas with a high manganese/low copper imbalance. Experiments at Cambridge and Case Western, Cleveland, universities confirmed my findings that misshapen prions develop whenever brain cells are exposed to this imbalance.
I found one organophosphate — poured on cows to counteract warble fly and on humans for headlice — which bonded with copper in the brain, starving the prion protein of its copper partner. When this happens, foreign metals, such as manganese, are more likely to bond with prions, which can have devastating consequences. Manganese is increasing in the environment due to its use as a fertiliser and fungicide, a lead substitute in petrol, and emission from factories. It was fed to UK cattle in calf milk replacement powder (at levels up to 1,000 times higher than in normal cow's milk) and as supplements for bone growth. Manganese is also fed to humans (in health food supplements), deer (for antler growth) and cats —and all have had prion disease. The totalitarian mindset about the origins of prion diseases betrays an agenda. It's more about global profits for the GM soya protein empires than about the illusory health risks of animal proteins to humans.

"The levels of manganese are naturally low in the soils of the Quinaborough area but the point is that the surrounding farmers are spraying on a potent manganese fertiliser several times a year. There is also widespread application of sewage sludge around all the villages that have a variant CJD problem. Manganese is also at a high level in sewage and it becomes air borne during spreading operations. Villages will therefore be breathing in these various manganese substances and taking it straight into their brains via the nasal/olfactory route."--Mark Purdey

Re Manganese
The worst of the things they're doing are the soy extracts. Soybeans, naturally, have one of the highest glutamate levels of any of the plant products. When you hydrolyze it, you release the glutamate, such as with the soy protein isolates. The glutamate levels are higher than a lot of what you'll find in other MSG-containing products, yet the vegetarians are just eating it like it's the healthiest thing in the world. There was a 25-year study done, which looked at people who consumed the most soy products, and they followed them for 25 years and did serial CT scans of their brain. They found out that the people who consumed the most soybean products had the greatest incidence of dementia and brain atrophy. These people are destroying their nervous system, and I talked to a lot of them who complained of severe migraine headaches. I said, "Get off the soy," and they do, and that migraine headache goes away. In addition, you have very high manganese levels, which is toxic to the very same part of the brain that produces Parkinson's. You've got a mixture of toxins with soy products, and the people think they are eating a healthy, nutritious product. It's destroying their nervous system, as well as other organs.....I think people ought to avoid soy products as if they were poison. [pdf] An interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock

Purdey's house was burned down and his lawyer who was working with him on Mad Cow Disease had been driven off the road by another vehicle and subsequently died. The veterinarian on the case also died in a car crash. Purdey's new lawyer, too, had a car accident, but not fatal. Dr. C. Bruton, a CJD specialist -- who had just produced a paper on the a new strain of CJD -- was killed in a car crash before his work was announced to the public. Purdey speculates that Bruton might have known more than what was revealed in his paper. ........I asked Purdey if he thought the arrest and firing from his research position of the distinguished, US resident, Nobel Award CJD specialist, Dr. D.C. Gajdusek was also related to this mad cow situation. Purdey said that weeks before the arrest of Gajdusek Purdey was told by Ray Bradly of the Ministry of Agriculture that Gajdusek was seeking alternative hypotheses and specifically requested all of Purdey's papers. They were faxed to Gajdusek. PROFESSIONAL HIT ON SAITOH, WORLD CLASS SCIENTIST!  By Claire W. Gilbert, Ph.D