There are many articles, like this fabulous one in the HuffingtonPost, about Bovine Growth Hormones, or rBGH. But I’ll break it down into simple language for you here.
Monsanto, the chemical company that fought so hard against our right to label foods with GMOs, created genetically engineered growth hormones to make cows produce more milk. This unnatural growth hormone makes the cows utters get extremely large, tender, and sore.
The swelling and pain makes the cows get infections, which makes them need antibiotics. Furthermore, the infections lead to blood and puss being released into the milk.
So now, dairy from cows injected with rBGH have:
- Genetically Engineered Hormones
- Puss and Blood
“Food is information,” per this article by Dr. Frank Lipman. What we eat directly interacts with our genes and can make us healthy and happy, or diseased and sick. Wonder why some kids are hitting puberty as early as six years old?! Consuming milk from cows injected with artificial hormones and antibiotics directly and adversely affects our own bodies.
Sadly, my ALL TIME FAVORITE ice cream brands: Baskin-Robbins, Haagen Dazs, Breyers, and Dreyers, all use dairy from cows injected with rBGH. Seriously guys, this is like the Day the Music Died for me. People often ask what my favorite dessert is, and it’s ice cream. I’m so bummed that my childhood staples are so careless with the quality of their ingredients. Good news though…
Ben and Jerry’s has always taken a firm stance against using rBGH dairy, long before I even knew what the labels meant. All Organic ice creams are safe as well, like Stonyfield, Alden’s, Julie’s, and pretty much any brand that you’d find in a health food store.
Hopefully, if enough of us demand quality ingredients with our shopping dollars the big food corporations will shift to natural milk products. Hey, it worked for Starbucks! Who, I’m happy to share, also refuses to use dairy with rBGH.