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Ractopamine Factsheet: Lean Meat = Mean Meat

Ractopamine is a controversial drug used widely as a feed additive U.S. pork production to make animals grow faster.

Ractopamine Factsheet: Lean Meat = Mean Meat

February 28, 2013
Ractopamine Factsheet: Lean Meat = Mean Meat

Animal Factories Campaign factsheet on ractopamine, a controversial drug used widely as a feed additive U.S. pork production to make animals grow faster. Ractopamine has been linked to animal and human health risks, and is banned in numerous counties, including all of the European Union, China, and Russia.