Beef Growth Hormone
Linked To Cancer
CBC News
BRUSSELS - European scientists say there is strong evidence that one of six hormones used in the Canadian and U.S. beef industry can cause cancer in humans.
The report says scientists lack enough data to draw final conclusions on the other five growth-promoting hormones used in North America.
But the report is certain to stir up controversy just days before a May 13 deadline in a case before the World Trade Organization.
The European Union has had a 10-year ban on imports of hormone-treated beef.