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Cattle in industrial dairy farms are typically given rBST, or recombinant bovine somatotropin. This animal hormone increases a cow's milk production, but there is concern that such hormones may have unforeseen effects on milk-drinking humans. There is no similar concern about plant hormones in the plant foods we eat. Why not?

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To explain: Why plant hormones do not produce their effects on people who consume plant foods.

Concept introduction: Hormones are the signaling molecules produced by multicellular organisms to regulate many physiological and behavioral functions. They are meant to communicate between different tissues and organs for regulating the functions associated with them. Hormones in animals and plants are different in structure and functions, and the receptors associated with each hormone would also be specific.

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Hormones in plants and animals differ in their structure and function, but many functions in them are regulated by hormones only. It is not possible for a plant hormone to influence the growth and development of human beings simply by entering into their body through food...

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