Merck wants to test Zilmax on 240,000 cattle but beef industry resists

Merck wants to test Zilmax on 240,000 cattle but beef industry resists

P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek

Reuters

Merck & Co Inc wants to feed its controversial feed additive Zilmax to 240,000 U.S. cattle to prove it is safe. But there is a problem: giant meat processors like Cargill Inc don’t want to touch animals fed with the drug.

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