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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.


Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.




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This demonstrates that the banning of growth promotants did not lead to increased antibiotic use in other categories.
Exhaustive scientific tests carried out over many years have not shown growth promotants pose any risk to human health or safety.
No growth promotants, no natural or synthetic hormones, estrus suppressants, beta agonists or synthetic growth promotants can be administered.
CU sent a letter to USDA in June asking that the department look into three unapproved label claims that the group found on meat packages: antibiotic free, no antibiotic growth promotants, and no antibiotic residues.
Therefore, the searches for alternative feed supplements have been increased extensively and considerable attention has been given to the essential herbs as replacements for antibiotics growth promotants [7].
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled time and again that the 10-year- old trade dispute over the European Union's (EU) ban on beef raised with growth promotants is illegal and violates international trading rules.