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No Hormones


Industrial meat companies use hormones to promote growth and milk production in cattle. The USDA regulates the label “no hormones administered” on beef, and federal law does not allow hormones in raising hogs and poultry.

Example of No Hormones:

Organic milk may not contain any traces of hormones such as recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone or rBGH. Hormones are usually used in industrial dairy farmers to increase the production of milk.
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