There is a lot of debate on the hormones used on farm animals, specifically cows. These hormones are growth hormones in order for their animals to grow faster. Is it possible that these hormones can affect us and our children? Although the FDA has concluded that the amount of hormones actually in our food is negligible compared to what is produced naturally in our own bodies, more and more people are believing that these hormones have negative effects on our children.
Many individuals believe that the hormones in our food are making the children develop at a faster rate, especially for young girls. Many young ladies are receiving their periods at as early of an age as 9 years old and the average age for getting a period is only 12 years old. And they are also developing more womanly features at an earlier age. Could this be a recipe for disaster?I hate to talk about this topic but it’s necessary. Could the development of young women increase the rate of sexual confrontation? If these young women are looking more and more like women, how will men know their actual age? Let’s face it; these young girls are not all innocent. Some of them will like the attention and lie about their age. Or worse, the man may not care about their actual age and still pursue these young girls.
There’s also the possible birth of the superhuman. For example in sports, records have been getting set and broken for years. There is always a record that people say will never be broken but it always is. In fact, the record is not only being broken once, but multiple times and by multiple athletes. Is it possible that the hormones in our food are creating this kind of side effect where people are stronger and faster because of what’s in our food today?
Additionally, there are not only hormones being added to the beef we eat but many individuals eat a lot of processed food with lots of preservatives, etc. Now, there have been studies done on possible effects of the hormones but did these studies take into account the preservatives? All of these unnatural things we are putting into our body may not have an affect on us when tested alone but how do they interact within our bodies? When consumed together, do they cause side effects such as cancer or premature puberty, etc?
Resources: Hormones in Our Food