Study Finds Microplastics in Dutch Livestock

A study by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands found microplastics in 75% of meat and milk products tested and in every blood sample from cows and pigs taken in the study, reports The Guardian. Microplastics appeared in milk from supermarket cartons, from farm bulk tanks, and in milk from hand-milked cows. Microplastics also appeared in every sample of animal pellet feed tested in the study, indicating a potential root source of contamination for the meat and milk products.