Inside the Beef Industry’s Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

Inside the Beef Industry’s Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

Dan Charles

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. . .Yet concern about Zilmax and the class of growth-promotion drugs called beta agonists has been building for some time. In an interesting twist, the decisive pressure on Zilmax did not come from animal welfare groups or government regulators: It emerged from within the beef industry itself, and from academic experts who have long worked as consultants to the industry.

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