The major consumption of maize leads to infanticide among hamsters, a rodent threatened in Alsace, according to a recent study that highlights the "problems related to monoculture", according to environmentalists. Photo: AFP The major consumption of maize leads to infanticide among hamsters, a rodent threatened in Alsace, according to a recent study that highlights the "problems related to monoculture", according to environmentalists. Photo: AFP
The major consumption of maize leads to infanticide among hamsters, a rodent threatened in Alsace, according to a recent study that highlights the "problems related to monoculture", according to environmentalists. Photo: AFP

Corn may be turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals

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The major consumption of maize leads to infanticide among hamsters, a rodent threatened in Alsace, according to a recent study that highlights the "problems related to monoculture", according to environmentalists. Photo: AFP The major consumption of maize leads to infanticide among hamsters, a rodent threatened in Alsace, according to a recent study that highlights the "problems related to monoculture", according to environmentalists. Photo: AFP
The major consumption of maize leads to infanticide among hamsters, a rodent threatened in Alsace, according to a recent study that highlights the "problems related to monoculture", according to environmentalists. Photo: AFP
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