|We talk quite a bit at Know the Cause about the effect that mycotoxins have on humans. The fact remains that there is a volume of research on the prevalence of mycotoxins in our environment and food supply, and the subsequent problems humans can experience as result of exposure to these chemicals. The ubiquity of these toxins in our grain and corn supply was confirmed by Dr. Ruth Etzel, who published to that end.|
The ubiquity of mycotoxins in the food supply doesn’t simply affect humans, though. Much of the grain and corn supply in America is diverted to feed lots to fatten farm animals. Much of the food that winds up in a trough on a feedlot is first declared unfit for human consumption. Indeed, the study of the effect of mycotoxins is much more pronounced in animals than in humans; farmers know well the effects mycotoxins can have on their animals, from infertility to death.