Sunday, December 14, 2008
Monsanto Drops Milk Growth Hormone Business
It appears chemical giant Monsanto has lost their milk hormone growth battle and have sold their Posilac business. For several years, retailers have slowly stopped carrying milk coming from cows treated with hormone growth, a.k.a. rBGH. The beef with rBGH? Many farmers and animal advocates believe this growth hormone is harmful to cows and many mothers worry that it might actually cause cancer in humans — all this just to get cows to pump up their production of milk by one gallon a day? Starbucks, Walmart, -- other countries banned the usage of the treatment. All the while Monsanto battled several states -- Pennsylvania being one of them -- over milk labeling issues asking states to put on labels that there's no difference between the two m ilks (Huh?). I guess when Walmart dumped them, they decided that's a battle too big to be won, and they gave up. But buyers beware... the reported buyers are the makers of Prozac and Cialis - Eli Lilly. Here's their "vision" of the product from their press release. Wanna play it safe? BUY ORGANIC MILK!!!!