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Horrifying Facts about Processed Meat

#8. Up to 80% of U.S. pigs are fed a growth drug “Ractopamine”

Up to 80% of U.S. pigs are fed a growth drug “Ractopamine”

Ractopamine is an additive which makes the cattle grow bigger faster. It has been banned in over 160 countries, but not the U.S. Under its branded name Optaflexx it has been mostly used on pigs, but is becoming popular for other livestock. Its usage has been overshadowed by Zilmax, also banned in most parts of the world. Source: naturalsociety.com

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