AngusLimoX":11cw2008 said:Recent News Release!
Who funded the shoddy research you are quoting?
The on-line article that I read was on Bloomberg. Here's
part of it, in case you missed it:
"The concentration of sperm in the semen of men whose mothers ate beef more than seven times a week was 24 percent lower than men whose mothers ate less, said researchers led by Shanna Swan, director of the Center for Reproductive Epidemiology at the University of Rochester in New York.
Men with low sperm counts were three times more likely to have mothers who ate red meat more than seven times a week, the study found. The findings may be the ``tip of the iceberg'' of revelations showing the impact of hormone use among animals, said Frederick vom Saal, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri.
``The risks associated with exposure during development to hormonal residues in beef should be revisited'' by regulators, vom Saal wrote in a commentary accompanying the study, which was published on line today in the journal Human Reproduction.
It doesn't really say who funded the study - just where it
was done and where it was published. Human Reproduction
is a scientific journal, not a newspaper.
I would not be surprised if someone connected with the EU
funded the study---as per my previous comments regarding
their attempt to get out of WTO sanctions for refusing
hormone fed beef. I don't know if the research was shoddy
What I do believe is that successful marketing involves providing a product that the customer
wants---I think it's a waste of time to try to force people
to buy something they do not want...for whatever reason.
Henry Ford's position(you can have whatever color vehicle
you want--as long as it's black) didn't last very long after
some competition entered the market. Maybe it's human
nature for people to resent anyone doing business in a
way that is different than what they are doing---but isn't
that what "niche" marketing is all about? I certainly don't
think non-hormone, antibiotic-free beef cattle will intrude
on the present industrial model of beef production;
nothing for you to worry about AngusLimoX!!