German ministers resign over BSEBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7279.130/c (Published 20 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:130
- Annette Tuffs
The current crisis over cows infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has cost two German ministers their jobs. After the Green health minister, Andrea Fischer, handed in her resignation, the Social Democrat agriculture minister, Karl-Heinz Funke, was forced to resign as well because of apparent problems in handling the BSE crisis.
So far, BSE has been diagnosed in 12 cows in …