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Beef backlash: A&W say burgers come from cattle raised without growth hormones


CALGARY - Call it a beef burger backlash.


The restaurant chain says it is proud to be the first national chain to serve what it calls "better beef."


The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says its members have used what it calls safe "growth promotants" for more than 40 years that are approved by Health Canada.

The association, which represents 68,500 cattle producers, says consumers who buy Canadian beef are buying the finest beef available.