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Originally published May 28 2004

FDA compromises public health to appease veal industry; illegal hormones will be allowed into the human food supply

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

The FDA, in its ever-present desire to placate industry at the expense of public health, has now announced that veal growers who used illegal hormones in the calves can go ahead and sell them for use in the human food supply. The FDA admits the practice is illegal, yet allows it anyway. If they were really trying to stop the practice (which they aren't), the FDA would have banned the use of hormone-injected calves in the food supply. That would be the sane thing to do. In fact, that's the reason why these hormones are illegal in the first place: nobody knows how they impact human health. But the FDA isn't sane. Or, at least, it isn't acting in the interests of the public.

This deal allowing veal growers to sell their calves into the human food supply is being characterized as a "compromise deal." That's quite accurate: the FDA is compromising its ethics, its primary mission and the health of the general public in order to help the veal industry save a few dollars. Now that's called compromise!


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