Controversial Drug Ractopamine Is Back in the News—And Still in Your Food

“Unlike human drugs which must be proven safe, food ingredients approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must be proven unsafe before the agency will prohibit them in food. Taking a cue from biotech companies that try to call Frankenfoods “natural,” Elanco also says ractopamine “is made from ingredients that can be found in […]

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