"Preliminary tests revealed the Tifton 85 grass, which has been here
for years, had suddenly started producing cyanide gas, poisoning the
'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.
What is more worrisome: Other farmers have tested their Tifton 85
grass, and several in Bastrop County have found their fields are also
toxic with cyanide. However, no other cattle have died."
So... maybe we should go a little slower on this genetic modification of our foods? If one variety decides to start pumping out poison after a while, that's not a good sign.