Thursday, October 7, 2010

Court [finally] rules that rBGH cow's milk is different!

A small but significant victory, rBGH milk has been ruled 'compositionally different' in Ohio. Why does that matter? Because we are tired of being lied to with the disclaimer on every package of milk that supposedly is from cows not treated with hormones. You've seen it, I'm sure:

"[t]he FDA has determined that no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST-supplemented and non-rBST-supplemented cows."

Well you see, the FDA almost always changes it's mind. First something is ok, then it isn't. For me it is a red flag when the FDA approves anything because half the time it is either nutritionally void, toxic, or never been tested for safety. Finally the truth is out to those who didn't know it already, milk from cows treated with hormones is compositionally different in these three ways and that's a fact:

  • Increased levels of the hormone IGF-1;
  • A period of milk with lower nutritional quality during each lactation; and
  • Increased somatic cell counts (i.e. more pus in the milk).
Not news to those who have already chosen organic milk for obvious reasons. Though it is a great victory, it doesn't impact my family directly at all because we have long stopped drinking the 'dead white liquid' (even organic). I wrote why a while ago in my post about Chocolate Milk. If we ever drink milk it would be the real raw stuff that's actually good for you.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad this information has come out! I hadn't seen it myself, so I'm glad you brought it to my attention!


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