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Tell U.S. Pork Producers to Drop Risky Drug Ractopamine
Unlike the US, more than 160 countries--including Russia, China, Taiwan, and the 27 members of the European Union--ban or strictly limit the use of ractopamine, a controversial drug used widely in animal feed that promotes growth in pigs, cattle, and turkeys.
While the U.S. has so far refused to join the international community in banning this risky drug, some U.S. food companies already avoid meat produced with the feed additive, including Chipotle, Niman Ranch, and Whole Foods Markets. But in order for food companies to offer meat free of ractopamine, pork producers need to provide it.
Tell the top ten U.S. pork producers to stop using ractopamine!