"Coming off the drought that we had the last two years ... we're concerned it was a combination of events that led us to this," Dr. Gary Warner, an Elgin veterinarian and cattle specialist who conducted the 15 necropsies, told Kelly.
Let me say that Tifton 85 is not a GMO grass, it is a hybrid grass that has been used in warmer climates around the world since 1992.
The scary part about this story is the Tifton 85 spontaneously started producing cyanide gas that killed the cattle and on further research, other ranchers have found that their Tifton 85 is producing the same cyanide gas.
It did not suddenly 'mutate' into some killing machine.
Livestock loss from this type of thing is nothing new, and has nothing to do with being a 'natural' vs 'hybrid' vs 'gmo'. There is so much mis-information going on in many different areas that it is getting disheartening.