The Cattle Fatteners

Rowen, James
March 1973
New Republic;3/3/73, Vol. 168 Issue 9, p13
Discusses product safety concerns regarding melengestrol acetate (MGA), a synthetic hormone feedlot cattle feeders add to the food mix of female beef cattle in the U.S. Possibility that MGA is a carcinogen; Allegations of irregularities in the Food and Drug Administration's approval of the use of MGA in animal feeds; Implications on product safety and consumer protection.


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