Can I say it again?
Federal law prohibits the use of hormones in poultry or hogs.
Therefore, if you purchase poultry or pork produced in the United States, you will not have any added hormones in the meat.
This is where labels are so gosh darn misleading. “Hormone free” or “No hormones added” on a label gets consumers thinking that there must be poultry or pork produced with hormones in it. Or that meat that doesn’t carry the label has something wrong with it.
The truth is though, it is impossible to buy meat that is hormone free.
It is important to understand that all multi-cellular organisms contain hormones, whether they are beef, broccoli, eggs, soybeans — or people. No food or living thing can be “hormone-free,” despite marketing claims that may suggest this to be so. Livestock and poultry can be grown without added hormones, but they cannot be hormone-free. (Meat Myth Crushers)
Please, please, please don’t purchase “hormone free” or “no hormones added” meat if it’s going to cost you extra money. It is a gimmick and a complete waste of money.
Please, please, please don't purchase "hormone free" or "no hormones added" meat if it's going to cost you extra money. It is a gimmick and a complete waste of money.This line is a little unclear – no hormones added can still pertain to beef as cattle are routinely given hormones for the ending months of their lives. The term Meat is a bit all encompassing and should say "chicken or pork".Very correct on hormone free being a gimmick however. Though meats typically contain less than 10% of the hormones of the human body during puberty they are never hormone free
I have been looking for this – thank you so much! I didn’t know it was federal law – posting an article up on my website now – will credit this blog. Thanks a million!