Farmer Shocked By Results After Sending GMO Crop ‘Dust’ To Lab… – Eco Snippets

Farmer Shocked By Results After Sending GMO Crop ‘Dust’ To Lab…

Farmer Shocked By Results After Sending GMO Crop ‘Dust’ To Lab...

It should come as no surprise that crop dust – that is, dirt and other contaminants that accumulate mostly during harvest season – is full of some questionable ingredients. What one farmer found when he sent some dust from his hog building outside his brother’s and father’s farms where they grow Liberty Link and Roundup Ready corn is a little more shocking.

The farmer collected some dust from the corners of the building where he housed his pigs and sent it to a lab, simply labeling it ‘hog dust.’ Midwest labs sent back their results:

The ‘hog dust’ contained:

-“Liberty Link corn dust, Roundup Ready corn dust

-Total mold count 14,000 cfu/g 7,200,000 cfu/g 15,600,000 cfu/g

-Aspergillus sp. (other) 10,000 cfu/g 7,000,000 cfu/g 15,600,000 cfu/g

-Penicillium sp 3,000 cfu/g 200,000 cfu/g —”

The mold found in the ‘hog dust’ can cause everything from allergies to more serious diseases, and Aspergillus can cause lung disease, asthma, viruses, and pneumonia. These contaminants are also known to reduce beneficial fungi in the soil, which means that crops grown in such ‘dust’ are not as nutritious or vital as their non GM counterparts.

The lab was so concerned about the contents of the dust they found that they asked the farmer to contact them. When he did, they advised the farmer to have anyone working in areas where the dust was found to wear face masks to reduce the risk of serious illness.

Consider that the wind also spreads this toxic dust, like pollen, to neighboring farms and to unsuspecting people who aren’t even farmers. Even without the health dangers of GM crops themselves, the dust is now even considered problematic. Perhaps it’s time we reconsider the use of GMO crops as other countries around the world have. (NaturalSociety)

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Does this surprise anyone?


When are they going to wake up???


We are being killed a little bit at a time, all in the name of big company’s greed for more profits. God knows we are doing our best to live clean lives, but their greed won’t let us live out our dreams.


You do realize that any corn dust can grow fungus and Aspergillus and Penicillium are incredibly common. It has nothing to do with GMO. What a ridiculous article.


    Yep. Try leaving strawberries (non-GMO) in the refrigerator too long. Or leave some bread out. Fungi are ubiquitous. I almost can’t stand this some times :(.


Another brain dead article brought to you by Ecosnippet. Where only the gullible believe this BS.


Hell No GMO’s!!


Educating but not new. Scary because we are what we eat and who wants to eat this GMO crap.


More nonsense from
You go into any form that has live stock you’ll find mold and other microorganisms in the soil, dust, and air.


seriously. between your constant use of the term gypsy to spreading pseudo science. I’m fucking done! either do your fucking homework on GMOS or shut the fuck up. every problem you have with Gmos is because of ROUNDUP not fucking Gmos.

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