Dan Gogerty

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

Blog Post created by Dan Gogerty on Jul 31, 2020

The Council for Agricultural Sciences and Technology (CAST) has released a new paper, Impacts on Human Health and Safety of Naturally Occurring and Supplemental Hormones in Food Animals. The publication, Ag quickCAST (one-page summary of the paper), and student study guide are available for download. There is also a recorded webinar that features a Q&A session that can be accessed via link provided.

 

This paper covers the definition of hormones, sources of hormones in foods, hormones that are produced in plants or by molds, and hormones used in animal production for reproduction, growth, and lactation management. The authors also discuss the use of hormones to improve cow health, food safety oversight, and human exposure to hormone residues.  

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