Thursday, November 05, 2009

rBST Milk

Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, is criticizing a report claiming that milk from cows injected with the genetically engineered rBST is safe for the cows and the consumer. The report was written by paid consultants from rBST companies, including Monsanto. 

According to Epstein, rBST has about 20 toxic effects on cows including mastitis, and the pus from the mastitis infection along with the antibiotics used to treat it end up in our milk. He also says that some of the hormone ends up in the milk and is absorbed by the human body. He claims that rBST milk is chemically and nutritionally different than natural milk. Click here for more details on the report and Epstein's comments. 

If you consume dairy products, buy organic or at least rBST free. Boycott companies still allowing the use of genefically modified bovine growth hormone such as: Dreyer's, Breyer's, Edy's, Nestle, Haagen-Dazs, Klondike, and Good Humor. Better yet look for dairy-free options made from coconut milk, rice, almonds, or organic (GE-free) soy.


Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh crap! I've been so anal about always buying milk without hormones and I totally spaced the ice cream! I just had Dreyer's after lunch today. I'm so glad I read this post. I just wish Alta Dena made a slow churned or lowfat version...

Jill said...
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Jill said...

Thanks for posting. I had written Dryers yesterday to inquire about Haagen Dazs (my husband loves the stuff). The reply I got was comical. They quoted Modesto as sayng that there are "no nutritional differences" between milk treated with rbst and natural milk.

Um, I think synthetic estrogen, antibiotics and infected cow pus make your milk a bit different.

I am thoroughly disgusted that General Mills and Dreyer choose contaminated milk for their products. How hard would it be to give Clover or Strauss a call?