The threats created by adding synthetic hormones and increasing naturally occurring hormones to beef are frightening, particularly for our children, pregnant women and embryos…
“According to the European Union’s Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures Relating to Public Health (SCVPH), the use of six natural and artificial growth hormones in beef production pose a potential risk to human health. These six hormones include three that are naturally occurring – Oestradiol, Progesterone and Testosterone – and three that are synthetic – Zeranol, Trenbolone, and Melengestrol. When hormones are injected into cattle, some naturally occurring hormone levels increase 7 to 20 times. The committee found that ‘no acceptable daily intake could be established for any of these hormones.’
The Committee also questioned whether hormone residues in the meat of growth enhanced animals can disrupt human hormone balance, causing developmental problems, interfering with the reproductive system, and even leading to the development of breast, prostate and colon cancers.
Children, pregnant women, and developing embryos are thought to be most susceptible to negative health effects from added hormones.” [read more]
As always, we encourage you to educate yourself on what you’re eating and what you’re feeding your children.