DES

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is mentioned frequently in My Year of Meats (I’ve read ahead, so I don’t want to mention more than this). Anyway, I did a little googling, and the results were startling.  Here is a link about the development of DES and its initial use as a fertility drug and its harmful side effects.  I’ve also attached a PDF describing DES Cattle involvement.  If for some reason the PDF does not work, the file can be found here.

This blog discusses cattle diet which includes chicken manure, roadkill, euthanized pets, metal, plastic, and Styrofoam.

Consumer Reports lists various dietary supplements, such as plastic pellets and medications, as described later in Ozeki’s text.

Time Magazine makes note of a cow that produced almost whole cream. Farmers give credit to the cow’s meat diet.

As I read more of Ozeki’s text, I am reminded of the documentary, Food Inc. For those of you that haven’t seen it, I urge you to look into it.

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