Today I read something quite unexpected:
Preliminary tests revealed the Tifton 85 grass, which has been here for years, had suddenly started producing cyanide gas, poisoning the cattle.
What is more worrisome: Other farmers have tested their Tifton 85 grass, and several in Bastrop County have found their fields are also toxic with cyanide. However, no other cattle have died.
It seems to me that one should logically assume, in a first instance, that someone put the cyanide on the grass, instead of assuming it was produced by it.
Is this particular claim based on a study? Are GM organisms prone to mutate after a few years (15 in this case) in this manner? Is Tifton 85 known to produce cyanide at all?
Or is it biased reporting playing on fear of GM crops?