Hormone-rich meat still reaches Egyptian tables

At Damo Farm in Al-Fayoum Governorate to the south of Cairo, calves weigh 550 kilograms each, and yet just six months ago they entered the farm weighing between 150 and 200 kilograms. This phenomenal growth is due to the fact that they have been injected with a "growth-stimulating" substance. This drug shares an active substance with a number of veterinary preparations which, branding aside, are all known as "growth-stimulating hormones" in the veterinary medicine market and among livestock farmers. What happens at Damo Farm is repeated in livestock farms, small farms and farmers' sheds across Egypt. Over the course of a year, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) monitored the injection of calves with such products in three governorates — … Continue reading Hormone-rich meat still reaches Egyptian tables