Sunday, June 24, 2012

Genetically Modified Grass Kills Cattle By Producing Warfare Chemical Cyanide

Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post

Another report of genetically modified creations taking the lives of livestock has hit the media, and this time genetically modified grass has been identified as the culprit according to CBS News.

Shockingly (and quite disturbingly), the GM grass actually produced toxic cyanide and sent the cattle into a life-ending fit that included painful bellowing and convulsions. The deaths have led to a federal investigation centered in Central Texas, where the cattle had resided.

Just east of Austin, the cows lived on an 80-acre ranch owned by Jerry Abel. Abel says that the fields were used for over 15 years for cattle grazing and hay, and that the genetically modified grass was ‘tested’ previously and should have been ‘perfect’. The GM grass however, known as Tifton 85, appears have been producing toxic cyanide. 

Used as a genocidal agent in World War 2 by the Germans, and considered to be an extremely dangerous substance internationally, it is extremely concerning that cyanide is now being produced by once harmless grass thanks to the modification process.

The 18 cattle went off to enjoy some ‘fresh’ new genetically modified grass, when Abel says they went into a fit of convulsions and shrieks. He explains:

“When our trainer first heard the bellowing, he thought our pregnant heifer may be having a calf or something,” said Abel. “But when he got down here, virtually all of the steers and heifers were on the ground. Some were already dead, and the others were already in convulsions.”

Within 15 hours of this incident, all of the cattle had died as a result of the grass ‘suddenly’ producing cyanide and therefore throwing them into a lethal fit. According to USDA scientists, it may be the result of a mutation — the same kind of mutation that has been seen in many of Monsanto’s Roundup-Ready crops.

What’s more is the fact that many other farmers are now testing their grounds and also finding the presence of cyanide.

While there is not yet a large number of reports concerning cattle deaths from cyanide, it was recently revealed that one large biotech company Syngenta had been covering up further animal deaths from genetically modified corn.

Additional sources:
CDC Facts on Cyanide

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This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information.

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Anonymous said...

From one of the comments at the CBS site:

"They died from prussic acid poisoning. It is naturally occurring in pasture grass. It may have been in higher concentrations due to sudden grown. They should have known better than to graze the cattle on it. Here is a link to the Vet Merck Manual that describes this type of poisoning..."

Anonymous said...

It's a hybrid grass, not a GMO. Do a search for Tifton 85.

Henry said...

Right on. Cattle get bloat and die from prussic acid poisoning, which is is particularly so when new lush growth is wilting........Take it to the bank.

Anonymous said...

Research does say it is a genetically modified hybrid

Anonymous said...

Dale preaches:

Here's a simple solution: stop eating meat. It will make you sick and you will die earlier. It takes 20 lbs of soy to produce one pound of meat (plus hundreds of gallons of water)..which means less food (soy is high protein quality diet), less land, more fertilizers (fossil fuel pollutants), and worse health and immense environmental damage, plus methane to accelerate global warming.

If the true cost of food (incl health and enviro damage) were calculated, only the rich could afford it. You pay the hidden costs of meat in your healthcare premiums and worse health and a shorter life, as well as in a poisoned environment. Is it worth it?

So, for the sake of your health and the starving millions, just stop paying someone to kill innocent social animals to satisfy your conditioned taste. Nuts, seeds, whole grains, and vegetables provide all the nutrients we need.

As a Christian atheist (in the Gospel of Peace, Jesus teaches respect for all life and a vegan diet), I love to quote the Bible on diet:

At the beginning of the Bible, in the 1st Chapter of Genesis, God proclaims to Adam and Eve, the first humans:

Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. (KJV)

These words were God’s original instructions to humanity regarding what should constitute our main food (”meat”).

Taste can be reconditioned in a few weeks. I never crave 71, I am healthy and strong and work full time. I eat no animal products, and this restraint from killing also brings great peace and unity with all living creatures.

For economy, for health, for the earth, and for the peace that comes with doing no harm, stop eating meat. And fight the poisonous practices which are used in modern meat production by lobbying your representatives and speaking out for a plant-based diet. And eat organic.

Listen to God and me. You won't regret it.

Anonymous said...

Dale preaches further:"Meat-eating societies, such as the United States, tend to have higher levels of cholesterol in their blood, and higher rates of coronary heart disease, than societies where people depend more heavily on plant foods.

American vegetarians have been shown to have lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure than their meat-eating counterparts. And Italian researchers have shown that substituting soy protein for animal protein in the diets of people with high cholesterol levels can lower these levels even more than is possible with a prudent lowfat, low-cholesterol diet." NYTimes

, nutritionists hardly need more evidence about the potentially negative health effects of eating red meat. For starters, the saturated animal fat in red meat contributes to heart disease and atherosclerosis. Recent research also shows that frequent red meat eaters face twice the risk of colon cancer as those who indulge less often. Red meat is also thought to increase the risks of rheumatoid arthritis and endometriosis.

Meanwhile, according to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarian diets can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, and other debilitating medical conditions" environment.

Etc etc etc.

For environmental damage, consider that fertilizer run off from the Midwest flows down (and pollutes) the Mississippi and has create a huge Dead Zone in the Gulf. The Dead Zone where animals die or leave is the size of New Jersey.

There are over 400 dead zones in the world's oceans, and some are as large as 27,000 sq miles. These zones are created by the pollutants resulting from petroleum fertilizers.

And what is the cost of the resource wars (such as Afghanistan and Iraq) to control oil resources? The end cost of these wars will be 3 to 4 trillion, not to mention hundreds of thousands of civilians killed, and vast environmental destruction, as well as bankruptcy of the US, which spends 1.2 trillion a year on "security." Is it worth it to eat something which will make you sick and kill you earlier?

Take personal responsibility: stop eating meat..or at very least, reduce consumption and try replacing meet with high protein plant foods like olives, mushrooms, beans, and whole grains.

I did it. So can you. Be kind to yourself and the earth: transition to a plant-based will add years to your life and relieve you of much repressed guilt about killing innocent animals to satisfy your appetite. Believe me, shitake mushrooms, green olives, whole grain rice, and the herbs of the field will make a satisfying, nutritious meal which will not make you sick or feel stuffed. And you will liberate food and land to feed others, and you will be protecting mother earth and the health of your entire family. Isn't that worth it? Start with a good cookbook and conversations with someone who has made the switch. It takes knowledge to create a nutritious plant-based diet. You can do it!

Jerzy Ulicki-Rek said...

"Used as a genocidal agent in World War 2 by the Germans, ..."

So far we do not have even one shred of evidence to sustain this claim despite a lot of propaganda from the holo-industry.

Jerzy Ulicki-Rek

Anonymous said...

Try finding non GMO soy....

Anonymous said...

Research does say it is a genetically modified hybrid

No, according to that link, "its high susceptibility to the insect pest fall armyworm [Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith)] warrants genetic engineering approaches to produce pest resistant germplasm."

If it "warrants genetic engineering approaches", it is not genetically engineered. According to that link, "Tifton 85 is a sterile, pentaploid F1 hybrid (2n = 5x = 45) between a South African plant introduction (PI 290884 or Tifton 296, 2n = 2x = 18) and Tifton 68, an F1 hybrid between PI 255450 and PI 293606, both from Kenya (2n = 6x = 54) (Burton and Monson, 1984; Burton, 1993)."

Anonymous said...

I am skeptical of some of the comments here pushing the soy bean as a high quality alternative protein. Like another poster pointed out, most are GMO. My health is quite well eating meat, vegetables, nuts etc. I do not do well with grains and sugar. A one size fits all never applies to diet. Listen to your own body, it will tell you if it likes what you are eating.

Anonymous said...

As you can see GMOs etc are 100% safe, give it to your babies as soon as possible. The idea of them being developed to harm is so silly, they just steralize you and damage your entire being, it's good for you!

Anonymous said...

Obviously, there are people here WHO ARE PAID for TO LEAVE MISLEADING COMMENTS!

GIFT ECONOMY & PERSONAL SOVEREIGNTY = the only solution against profit based slave system where everything can be bought by those who abuse the most...

Anonymous said...

soy is toxic even if it is not GMO, plant is defending itself against animals having a lot of gastric enzyme inhibitors!

alvinw96 said...

come on the real solution is investigate Mansanto And there criminal history. Including their ties to congress. They're brides to. FDA. And expescially there Involvement with agenda 21

Roland.T.Flakfizer said...

The grass isn't GMO.

Triploid bermudagrass cultivars (2n = 3x = 27) are F1 hybrids of (common bermudagrass), x (African bermudagrass).

That x there means a hybrid cross. Not a genetic modification.

Why are people so willing to jump to wrong conclusions? Why are people so unwilling to do even a tiny bit of research?

Read it yourself. Make up your own mind.

Anonymous said...

OK, I did more research than I had time for, and am satisfied that this is not a GMO product! Highly tampered with, yes. Extremely unnatural method of hybridizing, yes. Tampered with the same way every potato produced today is, and for that reason I wouldn't use it, but it's not really genetically engineered! But the fact remains that cyanide has been found in several neighboring fields as well as the one in the story!

Anonymous said...

Now, make the Monsanto Scientists eat the cows!

Anonymous said...

so many misleading comment here to blind people and try to hide the truth of GMO, These comment were get paid to post to control peoples mind and blind their eyes.

If you ask indian people the story fo MANSANTO, they will tell you how much bad they hate it and their GMO crops .

wake up people, dont eat GMO anymore. They are damn fucking evil food

Anonymous said...

Stay off my Lawn!

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