The 5 Biggest Myths about "Natural" Meats
5. Myth or Truth: Buying Organic Chicken is a Good Way to Minimize Your Exposure to Unnecessary Hormones.
Myth. You don’t need to worry about hormones in your chicken. Hormone use in poultry and pork production—even conventional—has been banned since 1959. (Hormones are, however, given to cows.) But buying USDA-certified organic chicken does ensure that the animal has not been given antibiotics.