• September 5, 2015

Why Are Beef Cattle Getting Bigger?

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You've probably heard that conventionally grown beef tends to come loaded with drugs and hormones. But you might not realize that land-grant universities have played a crucial role in making that so. Melody Petersen, an author and former New York Times reporter, explains how animal scientists have helped pharmaceutical companies make inroads in the beef industry.

Read Melody's story: Who Are Animal Scientists Serving?
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