ORGANIC FOR HEALTH by Sandy Powers
I call them The Big Offenders. These are the guys that add hormones and antibiotics to dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep, and chickens. They inject these hormones into cattle and sheep so the animals gain weight faster. The faster weight gain reduces the waiting time for the animal’s slaughter, speeding the meat to your dinner table.
Dairy cows are injected with hormones to increase milk production. This increase in milk production requires frequent milking, which in turn leads to udder infections that require antibiotics. Since the infections don’t always completely clear up, the government permits a certain amount of pus to remain in the milk.