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Inside the Beef Industry’s Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

Inside the Beef Industry’s Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Beta agonists, a class of drugs widely fed to cattle and hogs to make them put on weight faster, are coming under increasing scrutiny. Reports suggest animals fed these drugs can seem reluctant to move — lethargic, unable to walk properly — and may die more often, too.

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Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows with Zilmax to Boost Foreign Sales?

Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows with Zilmax to Boost Foreign Sales?

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tyson Foods said it will stop using the controversial drug, which fattens cattle, because of potential animal welfare issues. But many in the beef industry say the company is just interested in boosting exports to countries like China and the European Union, where growth-promoting drugs for meat production are banned.

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