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Why Are Beef Cattle Getting Bigger?

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Melody Petersen, a former New York Times reporter, wrote a terrific story for the Review on how college researchers help see to it that conventionally-grown beef comes loaded with drugs and hormones. You might think you know all you need to know about this topic—Omnivore’s Dilemma, Big Pharma, blah blah—but seriously, give the piece a chance. There’s some really eye-opening stuff about land-grant universities in there.

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