Banned in 160 Nations, Why is This Growth Hormone in U.S. Meat?

by Barbara Minton Posted on January 11, 2015

The fabulous taste of bacon is more popular than ever. But if you are eating conventionally-produced bacon or other pork products, chances are great that you are consuming ractopamine, a livestock growth altering drug so dangerous that 160 countries around the world have banned its use.

Not the U.S. though, where this chemical additive has been given the green light by the FDA, in spite of the fact that it endangers livestock and farm workers as well as consumers.
Arty turns 11 this summer.