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GE animal feed? No thanks!

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2013
Section: Farming and horticulture
Author: Frank Rowson
Frank Rowson, a veterinarian for 50 years, is a farm performance consultant for soil herbage, animals and humans.
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A piglet with a deformed spine.
Dead and deformed piglets are a problem where GE soy feed is used,
and Danish pig farmer Ib Borup Pedersen is convinced this is due to
glyphosate residues. Glyphosate is linked with reproductive problems,
birth defects, spontaneous abortions and a reduced live birth rate.

Growing reliance on supplementary feeds

Because chemical farming is reducing the ability to grow quality feed and the ability to withstand the increasing number of droughts, there is growing reliance on imported feeds to supplement the diets of our farm animals, mainly dairy cattle.

Typically these feeds consist of or include PKE (palm kernel expeller), canola, cottonseed, soy, maize and DDG (dried distillers’ grains, from maize).

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