Hormones and Antibiotics in Food
Should You Be Worried?
§ Hormones and Antibiotics are added to our food to ensure safety and supply of our food
§ There are currently 5 naturally produced hormones used in meat all approved by the FDA and monitored by the USDA
§ “Organic” meats NOT treated with antibiotics are more likely to harbor pathogens that cause diseases such as E. coli
§ After foods treated with antibiotics are cooked, the antibiotics are cooked out
What Are The Pros Saying?
§ The FDA has also approved the 5 hormones (progesterone, testosterone, estrogen, zeranol, and trenbolone acetate) used in food production the USDA also monitors these hormones
§ According to Marcia Herman-Giddens, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health who conducted a study of early puberty, hormones in food are not the main cause of early puberty but obesity in children is (fat cells cause the body to produce estrogen)