Is Horsemeat Safe to Eat

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Is horse meat safe to eat?

Don’t you disagree on feeding people with Horse-Meat!? 

Sandra Unrat / Originally posted on Chicken’s fate is sealed

Answer:

Meat originating from U.S. horses may indeed be more likely to contain residues of drugs banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in animals intended for consumption. In their landmark paper “Association of phenylbutazone usage with horses bought for slaughter,” Tufts researchers suggest that horsemeat derived from American horses may “pose a serious public health risk.”

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Michael Greger M.D., FACLM

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.


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