Most of our crops now are genetically modified (GM). And these crops are being fed to our livestock which we consume as well. Genetically modified soy in particular is the crop of choice.
In April, a Danish farmer called for a ban on glyphosate. For three years he had used non-GMO soy feed for his pig herds, but when he ran out, he ordered two tons of GM soy feed. His herdsman immediately told the farmer of diarrhea in the piglets and lack of appetite in the sows. He had not told the herdsman of the feed switch.
Worse, he began noticing an absurd amount of deformed piglets and reproductive problems in the sows. Roundup is used on GMO soy shortly before it is used as pig feed.
But that's not all – he brought 38 malformed piglets to a laboratory. In a research project by German and Egypt Veterinarian doctors using ELISA testing, differing levels of glyphosate (aka Roundup herbicide, by Monsanto) concentrations were discovered in piglets born from sows eating genetically modified soy feed.
That research became “Detection of Glyphosate in Malformed Piglets,” published in …
Any substance chemical or not, is transferred from the placenta to the fetus. Large doses of glyphosate damage the power bank of the cell, leading to cell death and tissue necrosis.
In their summary, they write:
The detection of such glyphosate concentrations in these malformed piglets could be an allusion to the cause of these congenital anomalies. Further investigations are urgently needed to prove or exclude the role of glyphosate in malformations in piglets and other animals.
Detected deformities in piglets from the picture in the study:
Spinal deformation, ear not formed, cranial deformation, cranium hole in head, born alive piglets with short legs and one eye not developed, one was born with one large eye and an elephant trunk with bone in it (!!!), elephant tongue, female piglet with testicles, piglet born with swollen stomach has disconnected fore gut and hind gut (intestines), and one malformed with swollen belly.
…glyphosate could reach the animals through food and feed and is able to pass the placental barriers. Further studies are warranty needed to confirm or exclude the role of glyphosate in malformation in piglets.
Check out the actual number amounts of glyphosate found in the piglet organs because they were averaged out. But high maximum numbers were apparent in the livers, kidneys and brains too. You might also appreciate the other studies listed in their references.
When sticking to non-GMO soy feed, the farmer reports that his herds average more piglets, less piglet diarrhea, fewer ulcers, no bloat and better milk and appetite. Previously, he did not experience the amount of malformations that prompted him to go to the lab. He does not blame the farmers, but the chemical companies and government agencies for not taking safety matters seriously. He no longer minds paying extra for non-GMO feed – about $0.04 (USD) more per pound – which adds up, but better preserves his herds.
Experiments of using non-GMO feeds shows a better output in hog raising – more piglets in one litter with no deformities, lesser diseases, better food products, and better appetite.
As a general rule, organic crops that are grown naturally are always, always better than their GM counterparts and those that are chemically laden. It is better for the livestock and therefore better for us as well.
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