Skip to comments.Infertility in Spanish Pigs Has Been Traced to Plastics. A Warning for Humans?
Posted on 06/18/2014 4:33:09 PM PDT by Renfield
A strange catastrophe struck Spain's pig farmers in the spring of 2010. On 41 farms across the countryeach home to between 800 and 3,000 pigsmany sows suddenly ceased bearing young.
On some farms, all the sows stopped reproducing. On others, those that did become pregnant produced smaller litters.
When investigators examined the sows and the semen that had been used to artificially inseminate themit had been collected from different boar studs and refrigeratedthey couldn't find anything wrong. The sperm cells weren't misshapen. None of the sows were diseased. No microbes or fungal toxins were detected in their feed or water.
Only one factor was common to all the farms and studs: The plastic bags used for semen storage all came from the same place.....
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...
I sometimes wonder about all the plastics and hormones in our food, in conjunction with the whole homosexual thing.
I have placed mine in several different locations over the years but I must say....never in a plastic bag.
Guess I am safe.
....just now noticed you posted this thread....guess a sailor will understand my previous comment...haha.
Yeah, me neither.
Well, there is the belief that overpopulation of humans is the cause of all woes.
Or maybe it could be the birth control drugs from urine flushed into the water table for the last fifty years. It’s a wonder there are any sperm alive.
Well don’t put those plastic grocery bags in your salad anymore.
Good thing I store mine in mason jars.
guys....don’t store your semen in plastic bags....
Geeze, even us anit-Amnesty people don’t use that term.
They should start making condoms out of that stuff.
Where’s General Jack D. Ripper when you need him.
Or a 5-gallon bucket?
I think that has the same plastic issues as the bags. Insist on glass!
This is how scientists get it wrong. You cannot make the jump from semen, a biological living fluid, to how food May or may not absorb similar compounds. Nor can you then make the jump to how said food after consumption and digestion somehow leads to infertility. The storage mechanism failed. That is all they can say
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