What’s your mad cow?
That was the question asked by Carlton Owen at a series of meetings and conferences within the wood-to-energy sector over the past few months. You no doubt remember mad cow disease. It was rampant in the United Kingdom in the 1990s—killing cows and people, shattering consumer confidence throughout the U.K., and halting beef exports. The first case was discovered in the United States in 2003, which could have been a harbinger of the end of the U.S. beef industry.Continue