The government has been OK with hormones being given to our livestock for years, so it came to no one’s surprise when they came out with their own hormone for quite a bit less cost than the average hormone injection. The government sanctioned it to only be used in certain states so they did not become a monopoly. Of course, some farmers didn’t agree with using the government’s version of the growth hormone, but it was cheaper, and produced the same (if not better) results.
Of course…that’s also around the same time people mysteriously started having cravings for their foods under-cooked, and some bloody. There was some speculation that the hormone was causing people to want their steaks rare to medium rare. Of course the government discarded it as a conspiracy theory.
When people started getting sick and dying from food-borne illnesses, more people pointed their fingers at the government for producing the growth hormones. Due to an overwhelming number of lawsuits against the growth hormone, the government pulled it from the shelves.
However, the damage was done…when someone got sick from eating meat from the government’s growth hormone enabled livestock, they couldn’t keep any foods down unless it was not cooked or prepared at all. It also seemed to be that they could only keep down meats, other foods could not be digested, and would be vomited back up. At least that’s what happened to me…
I never went to the hospital, I “toughed it out” and marked it as food poisoning. When all I could hold down was raw meats, I went to the butchers and stocked my fridge, freezer, and deep freezer as full as I could with raw meats. It seemed like that much meat could keep a man happy for over 6 months….it lasted 3, and I felt hungry non-stop. I started noticing how family pets more, though they stayed away from me, and always growled at me when walking by. I stopped watching the news, all there was on was the talks of the ‘raw meat virus’, where all people could eat was raw meat, not cooked or prepared in any way. Nearly all of California, New York, Texas, Florida, Nevada, and Kentucky were affected by this ‘virus’. What did that mean for me..being in Indiana? I remember I went to New York on business a week or so before I really felt my liking towards rare meat, but I don’t remember eating an excessive amount of red meat there.