Organic Meat: No Antibiotics, Steroids or Growth Hormones
Organic farming practices prohibit treating dairy cattle with antibiotics. Studies have proven that antibiotics (fed to cattle) are creating antibiotic pathogens, which are passed to those eating or drinking the animal products.
Organic beef is also not treated with antibiotics. Studies show that the overuse of antibiotics in beef cattle may contribute to the increase in antibiotic-resistant germs.
No Steroids, Growth Hormones or recombinant Bovine Growth Hormones (rBGH) in Organic Meat
Conventionally raised cattle are injected with hormones and steroids to make them grow bigger, faster. Often times they are also injected with a genetically modified hormone called recombinant Bovine Growth Hormones (rBGH) in order to increase milk production. Conventionally- raised cattle are all about making bigger cows in a shorter amount of time, which goes against animal nature, altogether. This is unnatural and can potentially cause harmful affects on the human body. Hormone treated cattle have been linked to causing hormone balance, developmental issues and even cancer.
USDA Organic Meat
The consumption of meat containing antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones is unsafe and unhealthy. When purchasing meat products, look for the USDA Organic seal. The USDA Organic seal on organic meat certifies that the animals are not given antibiotics, growth hormones, steroids or fed genetically modified soy or corn.