Impacts on Human Health and Safety of Naturally Occurring and Supplemental Hormones in Food Animals

CAST Commentaries - QTA2020-4 - July 2020
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Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has pursued a national policy of an abundant and inexpensive food supply. Increased animal productivity has improved efficiencies of animal production and reduced the carbon footprint for production of meat, milk, and eggs. Some components of the technologies employed by animal producers to improve efficiency of animal production include improved nutrition and reproduction; advances in genetics; and health and management practices; as well as feed additives, hormonal treatments, and growth enhancing technologies (GETs).

The authors of this CAST paper review:

Chair: Robert J. Collier, University of Idaho

QTA2020-4, 28 pp., July 2020,  Available free online.

Task Force Chair

Robert J. Collier

Task Force Authors

Laura L. Hernandez

Jimena Laporta

Jim Lauderdale

Zachary K. Smith

John L. Vicini

Task Force Reviewers

Dale Bauman

Garth Boyd

Geoffrey Dahl

Task Force Board Liaison

Juan Tricarico

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