Corn-Fed Controversy

An Iowa farmer is charging that genetically modified corn has
rendered many of his sows infertile. As Tim Block reports in the
Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman (May 4, 2002), some 80 percent of
Jerry Rosman’s sows were unable to conceive after being fed a diet
of genetically engineered Bt corn; similar cases have been reported
by other farmers in his county. Rosman changed the sows’ diet and
the problem vanished. ‘If I had been the only one, I’d say it’s a
fluke, but here we’ve got four others who experienced the same
signs, symptoms, and outcome,’ Rosman says, ‘and I don’t think
there’s just five of us out here.’

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