Massive scale industrialized confined animal farms fed with GM feed, hormones and antibiotics produce unhealthy animal products with toxic residuals and low nutrition.
Scientific evidence in Germany, Denmark and the USA proves that GM soybean and maize feed cause serious harm to animal health; chronic or visceral botulism causing death, associated with glyphosate residue detected in the urine; pig farms in Denmark: infertility, abortions, less reproduction, diarrhoea, newborn deformities that are also associated with glyphosate residue detected in the urine; pig farms in the USA: inflammation of stomach or small intestine, thin intestinal wall → rupture, uterus weights 25% higher, and abnormal behavior.
In order to combat serious harm caused to animals in confined conditions when no sunshine is available, exercise is limited and especially when fed GM soybean maize feed containing high levels of glyphosate residue, these massive scale industrialized animal farms in the USA have to include excessive antibiotics in animal feed.
Scientific literature has shown that excessive use of antibiotics in China is even worse than in the USA:
China is the largest antibiotics producer and consumer in the world, and, based on a 2007 survey, 46.1% was used by the livestock industries, at least four times the amount used in the US livestock industry in 1999.
As a result, recent studies show that diverse, abundant, and potentially mobile antibiotic-resistant genes found in swine farms in China, especially in manure, cause serious pollution of rivers in China.
Recent disasters causing millions of dead pigs via PEDV and serious infertility and abortion problems in the USA -- similar disasters emerging also in China -- indicate that massive-scale industrialized farms of confined animals fed with GM feed, hormones and antibiotics not only is not sustainable, but more importantly is producing unhealthy animal "meat, eggs and milk" products with unacceptable residues of toxic glyphosate.
On top of such disasters, Dr. Huber in early 2011 reported to Secretary Vilsack of the USDA that U.S. researchers have discovered an "unknown entity" "in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas", and he warned that, if necessary attention is not taken, it could cause "a general collapse of our critical agricultural infrastructure".
American researchers also found this "unidentified pathogen" in the body of a woman who experienced a spontaneous abortion.
It was reported earlier this year that a Chinese researcher also detected such an "unknown pathogen" in GM soybeans imported from the USA. We also recently learned that Chinese researchers found that this "unknown pathogen" not only can infect other plants, but can also infect animals.
The above discoveries by researchers in China verify the discoveries by researchers in the USA indicating that a massive biological disaster is emerging in both the USA and China, which, most likely, if not contained, will spread worldwide!
We accordingly suggest to the Chinese government:
1) It is not only necessary but now even urgent to issue a moratorium banning the use of GM soybean, GM maize ingredients and antibiotics used in animal feed, and banning the use of hormones in the animal farming industry.
2) Together with veterinarians and animal farmers in the USA, Europe and South America, jointly carry out a comprehensive study comparing the advantages and problems of massive scale industrialized farms of confined animals fed with GM feed, hormones and antibiotics with animal farms following traditional practices and organic practices.
3) Jointly with Dr. Don Huber and other researchers in the USA, organize a comprehensive independent research project on the above-mentioned "unknown pathogen" "found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready soybean meal and corn, distillers meal, fermentation feed products, pig stomach contents, and pig and cattle placentas" and found in the body of a woman in the USA who experienced an abortion, and found in GM soybeans imported from the USA.
4) Carry out independent studies on the biological and disease effects of this "unknown pathogen" under real conditions in a pig farm.