A beef specialist says implanted growth promoting hormones used in beef production are safe. On the previous Healthy Living, we explained why hormones are used in beef production. Dan Loy, with Iowa State University Extension, says there has been intense government scrutiny on new hormone compounds developed since DES was banned from use in humans and livestock in 1979, after it was found to be a carcinogen. He points out that the amounts of hormones used in beef cattle are very, very small. Loy adds that consumers do have choices when it comes to meat.
Beef specialist says hormones in beef are safe
September 28, 2012 By Leave a Comment