On the 21st of Jan I posted some info on the fact that only Clover and Woolworths milk and dairy products are rBST (rBGH) free. I advised everone to stick to those brands.
This extract was taken from the www.gmwatch.org website and it describes efforts by certain groups in the US to have rBGH banned there, as it is in 27 other countries. It is not banned here in SA, but this extract explains simply why you should avoid dairy products which are not rBST free.
Tuesday morning February 20, three major advocacy organizations representing consumers, family farmers, and cancer prevention advocates filed a citizen’s petition to the FDA, seeking the Withdrawal of Approval for Posilac — Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH).
The petition is based on scientific evidence of increased risks of cancer, particularly breast, colon, and prostate, from the consumption of milk from cows injected with Posilac(R), the genetically modified recombinant bovine growth hormone (also known as rBGH, or rbST), with increased levels of IGF-1. Posilac is the trademark for Monsanto’s rBGH product, registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is approved for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This petition is also based on other abnormalities in the composition of rBGH milk, resulting from the recognized veterinary toxicity of rBGH.
Full article can be found at this link – http://www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=7562