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Schroeder Names New German Health and Agriculture Ministers

HeadlineJan 10, 2001

In Germany, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder named new health and agriculture ministers today, replacing their embattled predecessors, who left over mishandling of Germany’s escalating mad cow disease crisis. Schroeder said the crisis that led to the hasty resignations yesterday had shown Germany’s entire agricultural industry must be restructured with a view toward the consumer. For years Germany insisted its domestically born herds were free of the disease. About eighty people have died of the brain-wasting disease in Britain alone since the mid-1990s.

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