Cyanide in biotech grass blamed for mass cattle death


Cyanide in biotech grass blamed for mass cattle death

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Hippies and whole food advocates may be experiencing a moment of vindication because experts are blaming a mass cattle death on genetically modified grass. The herd began bellowing, convulsing and dropping dead en masse about three weeks ago at a ranch in Texas, and a preliminary report said the genetically modified form of Bermuda grass called Tifton 85 had suddenly begun producing cyanide gas that poisoned the cattle. U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists are dissecting the samples to determine if the grass could have unexpectedly mutated -- even though it's been growing in that field for 15 years. Nearby farmers have tested their grass and found it's also toxic with cyanide, which makes us want to stay away from both beef and Texas for the time being.

 




Category : Topic :
GMO Hazards GMO Health Hazards
Date Posted : Source Date :
Jun 26, 2012 Nov 30, 1999
Source Author Source Description
MSN.com
Source URL
http://now.msn.com/now/0623-cows-dying-cyanide-GMO.aspx


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