Worried About Hormones in Beef?
Don’t worry! Your body naturally produces hormones and so does every plant and animal.
“Hormone implants are small, slow release pellets placed under the skin in an animal’s ear to enhance production of natural hormones. Using hormone implants directs growth towards muscle and away from fat, which boosts growth rate and means less feed is needed for the animal to gain weight. Many common foods have higher amounts of hormones than beef produced with the use of hormone implants.
The amount of estrogen from 1 serving of cabbage is the same amount of estrogen from OVER 1000 servings of beef produced using hormone implants” (Alberta Beef Producers, 2015).
Check out this link to learn more: http://www.albertabeef.org/page/worried-about-hormones-in-cattle