is a powerful drug, which cruelly damages the health of dairy cows, forcing them to give more milk.
North America -- Jane Akre and Steve Wilson Two TV journalists who researched the potential health risks of rBGH
(recombinant bovine growth hormone) -- the genetically modified hormone injected into U.S.
Over the past several years, Vermont and Monsanto have fought a fierce battle over the use of rBGH
. Despite strong public support, Vermont lawmakers' efforts to make dairy producers disclose their hormone use was beaten by Monsanto in federal court.
and UMBGH as adsorbents optimization of experimental parameters (adsorbent dose, contact time, shaking speed, temperature and pH) were carried out at initial dye concentration of 25 ppm/50 mL.
Because of these and other issues, the use of rBGH
is prohibited in the European Union, as well as in Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, but not in the United States.
As I have mentioned before, obtaining an MRL at Codex for rBGH
is the marketing equivalent of a drug company's being handed the "keys to the city." It is a license to sell the vet drug throughout the Codex member-state world, with World Trade Organization (WTO) sanction power behind it.
Some cheese packages state that the milk the product contains is "not from cows treated with rBST," or recombinant bovine somatotropin (growth) hormone, also known as rBGH
. This controversial hormone is made in a lab using genetically engineered (GMO) bacteria, and it can be injected into cows to boost milk production.
* Hormones: Recombinant bovine growth hormones (rBGH
), also known as recombinant bovine somatropin (rbST), are artificial hormones that can increase milk production by 10% to 15% but at some risk to the health of the animals.
It produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using milk and cream from farmers who don't treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH
"A few years ago at least 10 states introduced legislation that would prohibit dairy manufacturers from labeling their milk rBGH
[hormone] free," she recalls.
Direct Cancer and Degenerative Disease Links: In 1994, FDA approved Monsanto's rBGH
(recombinant bovine growth hormone), a genetically produced growth hormone, for injection into dairy cows - even though scientists warned the resulting increase of IGF-1 (Insulin- like Growth Factor-1), a potent chemical hormone, is linked to 400-500% higher risks of human breast, prostrate, and colon cancer.
In addition to addressing the above concerns through public information campaigns and distributing valuable information through our books, OBOS is also involved in efforts to ban carcinogenic substances in cosmetics, and to end the use of rBGH
growth hormone in dairy cows.