Hey. I just read this and found it fascinating. THe link is provided below. Scientists are wondering if there is some environmental factor, potentially an endocrine disruptor of some sort, that is causing even wild animals - such as horses grazing on pasture- to keep getting fatter and fatter. Here's the link where I read it.
I am just interested in peoples' thoughts. Have any?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! There is no hope. I give up. Very soon the bumblebees are going to be so obese, they will be dropping from the sky. Thank god cows don't fly. Beware.
I am sure it is because the animals are eating tastier food. Perhaps if they gently cook the grass before eating, and don't add any salt, they will reduce their setpoint and lose weight.
Maybe what's behind it is behind the reason that I can go for months having mainly meat, veggies, eggs and lots of water and still GAIN weight. :(
I'll second the notions for xenoestrogens, fluoride, and other hormones/antibiotics in the water supply. I'd also like to add the possibility of mold / mycotoxins, à la http://www.bulletproofexec.com/mycotoxins-in-america/
I'm with dragonfly on the xenoestrogen thing. I can easily count 100 things in my line of sight made from plastic, and pesticides are still on just about every freakin' lawn.
But to use the word of the hour, I feel like this list would be incomplete without: microbiota. We surely don't keep all of our bacteria to ourselves, and all the animals studied lived near people.
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