Published in Cancer Weekly, August 26th, 1996
Such contaminated milk may be responsible for high levels of stomach cancer in Central and South America. Although cows do not normally eat the large, hardy ferns, found in temperate areas around the world, they will eat them if they have to, or if they get into a dense thicket.
Bracken is known to cause cancer if eaten, and milk from cows that eat it causes cancer in mice and rats. Miguel Alonso-Amelot, University of the Andes in Venezuela, working with New Zealand scientists, tested the milk of six cows they had...
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