Another fab write up from the thunderbrook lecture
by Linda Chamberlain
Something is desperately wrong with the animal feed industry – it is very ill indeed.
Our horses might happily eat the mass produced food we put in their buckets but there are dire warnings that the ingredients might be seriously harmful to their health.
Unlike food for human consumption, the food we give our animals seems to have little (if any) regulation and, according to Dr Debbie Carley, weedkiller residues are getting into feed in vast amounts.
Dr Carley, who began making her own feeds after her horses became desperately ill, said residues have increased because glysophate (the main ingredient in most weedkiller) came out of patent 15 years ago and became cheaper. Now, many farmers use it not only to kill weeds but also to desiccate, or dry out, their crops a week before harvesting.
This must affect human as well as animal feed but our…
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