Meat and Poultry Raised Without Hormones, Steroids, or Antibiotics
Hormones and steroids that are given to chicken, cows, swine and other animals are linked to a higher rate of hormone-dependent cancers. Additionally, antibiotics given to animals, especially chickens, may still be present in the meat even after you cook it, and scientists believe this is contributing to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Some small farmers and conventional farmers may not be able to afford to go through the process of having their meat and poultry certified organic through the USDA, but they may still opt to avoid using hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. If you don’t see organic on the label, at least seek out those marked that they were not treated with antibiotics or hormones.