Loc: Waterloo, NY
Ever heard of RACTOPAMINE?
It's a controversial drug lurking in your dinner. The idiocy and irresponsibility never ends!
Ractopamine is a feed additive banned or restricted in dozens of countries – including China, Russia, and all of the European Union – but not in the United States, where it is fed to cattle, pigs, and turkeys to boost growth rates. An estimated 60 - 80% of pork sold in U.S. supermarkets comes from pigs treated with the drug.
What’s wrong with ractopamine? Ractopamine is connected to “downed” animals, muscular tremors, and increased aggressiveness in animals. It was even found to increase incidence of cattle deaths in a 2014 peer-reviewed article.1 Yet its effects on human and environmental health have not been well studied by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of animal drugs.