|Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 1:59 pm: || |
KEEPING SYNTHETIC HORMONES OUT OF DAIRY PRODUCTS
Since our founding in 1998, the OCA has been a leading force educating consumers about the serious human and animal health hazards of Monsanto's recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). The synthetic hormone rBGH (sometimes called rBST) is a genetically engineered drug designed to force non-organic dairy cows to produce more milk. This controversial and inhumane animal drug has been banned in Europe, Canada, and Japan, due to concerns over increased risks for breast and colon cancer and antibiotic resistance, yet it is still used on many factory farms in the U.S. Thanks to ongoing consumer pressure by OCA and our allies, a growing number of mainstream dairy producers and distributors went rBGH-free in 2006. Several months ago, in response to increasing grassroots demand, Dean Foods and Wal-Mart (the largest dairy and grocery chain in the U.S.) began asking their dairy suppliers to stop injecting their cows with rBGH. In October, Vermont's Secretary of Agriculture called on the state's farmers to stop using rBGH. As a result, Monsanto has been forced to cut back production of rBGH, while informed sources tell the OCA that Dean Foods and Starbucks--long time targets of OCA pressure--will soon announce a ban on rBGH milk.
Learn more: http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.cfm
|Posted on Friday, December 01, 2006 - 12:09 pm: || |
That sure is good news. We've been warning people about the bovine growth hormone here for years. It's shameful that it takes so long for people to get the facts, despite having a supposedly responsible FDA. Monsanto is all about profits and that is it. Look what they've given us...genetically modified corn and soy, rBST, and more.
|Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2006 - 8:22 am: || |
Lisa Marie, Thanks for the website. I went there and also read an article on this page.
Guess I'm naive, but I found it shocking...and scary.