Marijuana added to livestock feed raises concerns

06/27/2013 | WFTV-TV (Orlando, Fla.)

Washington state swine farmer Jeremy Gross and butcher William von Schneidau have started feeding pigs marijuana, something they say infuses the meat with a pleasant taste without affecting consumers. However, animal scientist John P. McNamara says feeding marijuana excess to food animals is a bad idea. McNamara points out that drugs and medicines added to livestock feed must be approved by the government before entering the food supply, and he says research has shown that ingested marijuana can enter body tissues.

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