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What’s in Your Beef?

Here’s another OMG article. More Drugs from agribusiness!


Now there’s a performance enhancing drug for beef cattle.


But it didn’t start out as a drug for cattle. The initial developers thought it (Zilpaterol) would help asthma, but it turned out to be useless for asthma.


When folks realized that a similar drug called clenbuterol changes the metabolism to build more muscle instead of fat the World Anti-doping Agency banned it.


But the drug industry rarely gives up on a drug. Researchers then discovered that Zilpaterol converted fat into muscle in cattle. So Merck acquired it and … Read the rest