Monsanto’s Miscarriages

Preliminary research links an herbicide made by the company to infertility in livestock.

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Roundup, an herbicide made by the agricultural biotech giant Monsanto, might be causing miscarriages and reproductive issues in farm animals. A new microscopic pathogen found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn has been infiltrating livestock feed, which plant pathologist Dr. Don M. Huber, an emeritus professor from Purdue University, found in a “wide variety of livestock that have experienced spontaneous abortions and infertility.” In his letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Huber warns that while the findings are preliminary, the pathogen needs immediate attention to “avoid a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure.”