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In the project, the effect of glyphosate on the microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract and on mineral status will be examined in pigs and poultry as well as potential secondary effects on animal health and productivity.

Can glyphosate residues in feed affect farm animal health?

Potential effects of glyphosate on gastrointestinal microorganisms and mineral status will be examined in pigs and poultry as well as potential secondary effects on animal health and productivity.

Scientists with the department of animal science at Aarhus University in Denmark have received a grant of 10 million Danish krones from the Villum Foundation and Velux Foundation for a project examining whether residues of glyphosate in animal feed will affect the health of farm animals.

Glyphosate is valued in farming as an effective remedy against weeds. When the active substance glyphosate was introduced in farming in 1974, it was used for simple weed control that would normally no

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