Friday, February 8, 2008

No rBST for me please

Ben & Jerry's in food-safety fight

By The Associated Press

The ice-cream maker wants customers to know its products are free of a synthetic hormone. But the hormone's marketer and some dairy farmers resent the implication that the hormone is unsafe.

Ben & Jerry's Homemade, one of the first companies to label its ice cream as free of a synthetic hormone, is protesting a move by some states to restrict such labeling.

The South Burlington, Vt., ice-cream maker has joined a national campaign to block what critics say is an effort driven by Monsanto, which markets recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST, also known as recombinant bovine growth hormone, or rBGH. [click linked title above for entire article]

As for The CFT, I've stayed away from the rBST as much as possible since being warned about it's impact on cows by my aptly named seventh grade home ec teacher, Ms. Cook. She said it was all puss.

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