2 Jun – When Iowa farmer Jerry Rosman began to feed his pigs genetically-modified (GM) corn in 2000, they became sterile. When he stopped using it, the reproductive problems ended. A researcher in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa, wrote that, “one possible cause of this problem may be the presence of an unanticipated, biologically active, chemical compound within the corn.”
Rather than question the risks and values of GM corn to humans and animals, researchers at Iowa State blamed Rosman for mismanaging his farm.
As Rosman says, “If this is bothering our hogs and cows, then what’s it doing to the humans?” After years of retaliation against Rosman and other researchers, he was eventually forced to get out of farming due to economic reasons.
He describes his experience in this video: