Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We need your help! Labeling Milk...

As many of you may know there is a hormone, rBGH, which is regularly injected into cows to make them produce more milk. This is not good for the cows. It makes them more prone to infection, which in turn means more antibiotic. In addition, there is quite a controversy about what exactly this hormone might do to us or our kids. Look at this. Or this.

Now, if a company wants to manufacture this and people want to buy it, I'm not going to make any comments. But don't we have a right to know if it is in our milk? (Or was injected into the cows our milk comes from?) But Monsanto does not want you to know what you are consuming. They say it does not make any diffrence to the milk and milk is milk is milk...

I think we do have that right to know, and the state of Ohio is trying to pass a law that would make it against the law to accurately label milk as rBGH free! If you think we have the right to know what is in our food, please consider calling the governor's office : 614-466-3555 or going to their website and send an email or write them Governor Ted Strickland, Governor's Office , Riffe Center, 30th Floor, 77 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215-6108.

This already happened in Pennsylvania. And it can happen here to!

Info from Food and Water Watch:
This isn't just an issue for these states, this is certainly an issue that affects all of us. Known as rBGH or rBST, the genetically engineered hormone is injected into cows to make them produce more milk. Besides the documented increase of infections in dairy cows injected with rBGH, which necessitates increased use of antibiotics, there are ongoing questions about links to cancer in humans. As a result, most of the industrialized countries in the world have banned this hormone, including Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and all 27 countries in the European Union. Denying consumers information about dairy products made from milk produced without rBGH leaves consumers without the information they need to make informed choices.

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