Label All Milk Drinkers Should Look Out For
There IS a Significant Difference Between rBGH Milk and Non-rBGH Milk
For the past 17 years, the FDA's has held on to their initial finding that there's "no significant difference" between the milk of cows given genetically modified artificial growth hormone and those that aren't.
This is an astounding decision, when you consider all the evidence to the contrary.
Recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) is a powerful GE drug
produced by Monsanto that can seriously damage the cow's health and
reproductive capacity. The milk produced by these cows has also been
shown to be anything BUT identical to untreated milk.
In fact, as stated in the court's ruling, there are several
compositional and qualitative difference between these two types of
Hormone-treated milk is different from non-treated milk because:
- It contains increased levels of the hormone IGF-1, which promotes cancer tumors. According to Dr. Epstein, excess levels of IGF-1 have been incriminated as major causes of breast, colon, and prostate cancers
- Hormone use "induces an unnatural period of milk production
during a cow's "negative energy phase." Milk produced during this stage
is considered to be low quality due to its increased fat content and its
decreased level of proteins, the court ruling states
- It contains increased somatic cell counts (SCC's). This means
the milk contains more pus, which makes it turn sour more quickly.
Increased SCC count also affects the milk's taste, smell, texture and
color. Raised SCC levels is typically caused by the high incidence of
mastitis in rBGH-injected cows
These are what the federal court cited as reasons to determine that hormone treated milk is different from non-treated milk.
But there's more.
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