AUTHOR: Julia TITLE: Organic vs. Conventional - Side Note DATE: 6/14/2008 09:16:00 AM ----- BODY:
As a side note, meat and dairy fall into a different category of concern. Think about the young girls that are going through puberty younger and younger, sometimes as early as 8 years old. It used to be thought that this was a result of better nutrition. The truth is that these girls are getting heavy doses of hormones (and antibiotics) through the milk and meat they’re eating. These animals were injected with growth- hormones in order to have them reach slaughter weight more quickly, or produce milk more rapidly. Want to let your children grow up at a slower rate? Feed them foods without hormones.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Anonymous DATE:2/10/2009 11:03:00 PM Has it ever occured to you that the hormones you say are causing early puberty are proteins. Proteins are broken down by our digestive systems. This means that, if there were any hormones in meat they would be broken down and would have no effect on the individual eating the meat. Another point to ponder, have you ever heard of withdrawl times. This is a government regulation on all veterinary biologicals that requires animals to be free of antibiotics and hormones for a period of time suitable for the animals body to deplete any stores of these compounds. There are no hormones or antibiotics in meat sold in the United States. I suggest you actually do some research before posting future "notes" ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Blogger Julia DATE:2/11/2009 06:53:00 AM Anon., Thanks for visiting and sharing the other side of the debate. ----- --------