No more bovine growth hormone!

Just a quick note to say that Monsanto is no longer producing rBST – a genetically engineered bovine growth hormone used to increase milk production in dairy cows. More information here on the Greenpeace site. From the article:

“The power of global consumer pressure has forced U.S. chemical giant Monsanto to get out of producing the bovine growth hormone rBST, a genetically engineered (GE) product to increase milk production in dairy cows.”

“Safeway, Starbucks and Kraft recently announced they are removing milk produced using rBST from their stores or products in the U.S.. The decision to get out of the rBST business is a second rBST setback for Monsanto this year. The company failed in its attempt to stem consumer rejection, losing bids in several U.S. states to prevent dairies from labelling their products as rBST free.”

Excellent news!

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