I'm writing a magazine story on food fears. The idea was inspired by recent revelations about mad cow disease and the horrible TV images of mountains of burning foot-and-mouth carcasses.
I would like to hear from people who have changed their eating habits (particularly at restaurants) in response to news of infected flesh. Are concerns limited meat and only outside the US? Do you and your friends talk about dangers? Any new vegetarians out there?
I need specifics--like avoiding cheese in Lyon or roast beef in London--and reasons why.
I'm happy to hear from those who have studiously not changed habits, too....