In an act of desperation and bravery, the Common Market has issued a statement to the American meat-producing industry. By refusing to buy meat that has been perverted with growth hormones, they have taken a major step toward protecting their citizens from needless physical and emotional scarring. If the people in this country knew what goes into meat production in the United States they would also stop buying meat. As usual, President Reagan refuses to accept as fact anything that he doesn't want to believe. He claims there is no scientific evidence to prove that the hormones have any ill effects on consumers, and on that basis, he has placed a tariff on foods imported from the Common Market countries.