Can You Elaborate on hormone treatments and its effects in animals?

To boost profits, some farmers give hormones to beef cattle and sheep to speed their growth and to dairy cows to increase milk production. The USDA does not allow hormones to be used on chickens. The extensive use of hormones (rBHG-free) in meat and dairy may increase the risk of cancer in humans and result in higher rates of infection in animals. Products labeled “organic” cannot come from rGBH-treated cows. There is no specific hormone-free certification, though organic and grass-fed labels do not allow hormone use. Norwich Meadows Farms uses no hormones in the treatment of our animals.

 

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