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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Pa. bars hormone-free milk labels

Pennsylvania is stopping dairies from stamping milk containers with hormone-free labels in a precedent-setting decision being closely watched by the industry. Synthetic hormones have been used to improve milk production in cows for more than a decade. The chemical has not been detected in milk, so there is no way to test for its use, but a growing number of retailers have been selling and promoting hormone-free products in response to consumer demand. The product, sold by St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. under the brand name Posilac, is the country's largest-selling dairy pharmaceutical. It is also known as recombinant bovine growth hormone, or rBGH. More here.

This is a huge blow to consumers rights and the struggle for accurate labeling laws. Please take the time to email:
John Frey, Executive Director of the Pensylvania Center for Dairy Excellence
and The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board
to voice your disdain.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 1:34 PM


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