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Growth hormone runoff from cattle ranches affects fish in streams

Monday, January 05, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: red meat, beef industry, bovine growth hormone

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Here's yet more research showing the widespread, harmful effects of the use of growth hormones on cattle. According to this study, these growth hormones wash off ranch land and into rivers and streams. There, they impact the fish populations, causing havoc with the reproductive systems of those fish.

The beef industry is one that is steeped in destructive practices, and artificial growth hormones are just one of the many sources of problems. If these hormones can leak into streams and affect fish as a side effect, imagine how they affect consumers of red meat and cow's milk! I believe that science will ultimately link prostate cancer and other forms of cancer to the intake of hormones through beef and milk. Remember: many of these hormones are banned throughout the world (Canada, the U.K., etc.) but are allowed in the U.S. only because profits took precedence over consumer health.

The beef industry has problems far beyond growth hormones, of course: mad cow is now ravaging the industry. As many as 35 countries have banned the import of U.S. beef, and U.S. consumers are turning to alternative choices for dietary protein. Mad cow is no accident: it is the result of sickening practices in the beef industry, such as feeding chicken litter to cows, grinding up dead, diseased cows and feeding them to other cows, and the rampant use of antibiotics across cattle populations.

I have nothing good to say about the mainstream U.S. beef industry. It is cruel, it is unclean, and if I may use the term, it is unholy. It has even been described as a holocaust against animals. Visit PETA for more information, or check out The Meatrix.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

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