I heard this clause from my teacher one week ago:
Chicken are grown in half a year until eaten in Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, for instance, [probably in other parts of Europe, too]. How do you imagine this to happen so fast? - - Growth hormones are used to grow them fast. This affects your endocrine system and can replace its natural function. We cannot even know the withdrawal symptoms when you stop eating food of growth hormones. - - Eat pork instead. No growth hormones used in their life cycle because not needed and not so useful in practice.
I started to think what. Can this really be true that the effect of growth hormones is big economically on poultry but not on pork so it is not used. The size of chicken is small compared to pork so they have different muscular structure. So probably more musculature in chicken and bigger effect therefore. Why does growth hormones have bigger growth effect on chicken?
Is it true that growth hormones are used more in the growth of chicken than pork in Western countries?
I do not understand the critique presented against poultry industry here, in favour of pork industry. Probably, there is some truth too.