The Newest Knowledge of Nutrition

Wise Burroughs, DES, and Modern Meat

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Alan I. Marcus. Agricultural History, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), pp. 66-85.

Presents an historical account of animal nutrition research focusing on the 1954 discovery of animal husbandry professor Wise Burroughs of stilbestrol (DES) as a growth-promoting cattle feed additive.

DES feeds’ implications for beef-feeding practices; Burroughs’s research; Ban of DES animal feed due to carcinogenic properties.

By Marcus, Alan I, June 1993.

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