A blade of grass in a football field (VIDEO)

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The difference in estrogen level in an 8 oz. steak from a steer that received a steroid implant and a steer that did not receive an implant, is one nanogram. Dan Thomson, DVM, PhD, Beef Cattle Institute, explains that one nanogram is on the scale of one blade of grass in a football field.

In this video, Thomson discusses how to talk to consumers about the safety and level of implants used in beef cattle.



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Ralph    
Huntington, UT  |  June, 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM

If you do the math, there is 50% more estrogen in meat from a steer that received a steroid implant. No wonder "organic" is so much more valuable.

John    
Iowa  |  June, 30, 2012 at 03:15 PM

Here is another perspective.....If you eat a salad or egg each day you are getting more estrogen from those than from a steak from an implanted steer.....The fact is you would Need to eat 16 (1lb) steaks in one day to get the same estrogen content as one egg. Happy Eating!

Wally    
VA  |  July, 07, 2012 at 10:06 PM

How much estrogen in meat from an intact heifer or cull cow? How much testosterone from an intact bull? Too nuanced for the consumer?

Euro Vet    
Brimingham, UK  |  July, 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Propaganda, distortion of the truth, you name it. The true scale is a 3rd blade of grass in a sand desert the size of a football field. You dare to call that education? Shame on you!