bovine somatotropin

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Related to Posilac: bovine growth hormone, RBGH

bo′vine somatotro′pin


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The NHF had also strongly argued at the previous meeting that JECFA had overlooked negative study results from the industry itself, and even the product warning labeling for Monsanto's rBGH product (Posilac), which cautions users about a possible increase in mastitis in cows injected with Posilac.
Most prominent among these were efforts to object to the FDA's approval of the genetically modified drug recombinant bovine somanatropin (rBST or rBGH) marketed as Posilac.
Elanco acquires the worldwide rights to the dairy cow supplement POSILAC from Monsanto for $300 million.
The genetically engineered growth hormone, originally manufactured by Monsanto and sold under the name Posilac, was approved in 1993 by the U.
Just read the label of Monsanto's rBGH hormone, Posilac, and you'll see a list of 20 toxic effects to cows.
Chopra too was subjected to an intense smear campaign and eventually fired even though his study, Gap Analysis, led to the EU and Canada banning the carcinogenic GM hormone, Posilac.
Monsanto Corporation, currently the sole producer, sells rBGH under the brand-name Posilac.
We're pleased that we've come to an agreement that will allow our dairy producer-customers to continue to use POSILAC bovine somatotropin," said Carl Casale, Monsanto Executive Vice President for North America Commercial Operations.
Posilac was in short supply last year due to manufacturing problems, resulting in reduced milk yields.
Posilac went through one of the most stringent USDA research projects ever done.
Additional products are Posilac bovine growth hormone, which is the largest-selling product in its field, and lawn and garden herbicides for the residential market.
Since its introduction ten years ago, Posilac has become the top dairy-animal pharmaceutical in the United States, bringing Monsanto more than $1 billion in sales.