bovine somatotropin

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bovine somatotropin

A 190-amino acid protein produced by the bovine pituitary, which evokes somatic growth (partially mediated by insulin-like growth factor) and increased milk production.
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1995) ([p]laintiffs challenge defendants' approval of intervenor-defendant Monsanto Company's new drug application for Posilac, a milk production-enhancing, synthetic bovine growth hormone drug.").
And Monsanto, the company that makes Posilac, is waging a war against anyone who tries to inform the public of hormones' possible harmful effects.
"Monsanto director of public affairs, Jennifer Garrett, emphasized the findings of the Food and Drug Administration that there is no impact on human health and that milk is exactly the same form as [that from] natural cows and cows on Posilac." (Patton, 2005, Tillamook Creamery bans use of artificial growth hormones)
"We're pleased that we've come to an agreement that will allow our dairy producer-customers to continue to use POSILAC bovine somatotropin," said Carl Casale, Monsanto Executive Vice President for North America Commercial Operations.
Posilac was in short supply last year due to manufacturing problems, resulting in reduced milk yields.
Posilac went through one of the most stringent USDA research projects ever done.
Additional products are Posilac bovine growth hormone, which is the largest-selling product in its field, and lawn and garden herbicides for the residential market.
The website for Monsanto's rBGH Posilac features testimonials from satisfied customers, such as a Florida farmer who says, "I use Posilac because it makes me money."
In the United States, rBGH is marketed by Monsanto under the name of Posilac. When injected into lactating cows, it increases overall milk yields by approximately 10-15 percent, although greater increases are occasionally observed.
Primarily known for its Roundup Ready seed and herbicides and Bt corn, the company also produces Posilac 1 Step bovine somatotropin (SBT), which enhances milk production in cows.
The bST, was prepared in an oil emulsion (500 mg/2 ml) and was subsequently marketed under the name POSILAC for enhancement of lactation, was provided by Monsanto Co, St.
Monsanto is the giant chemical company which sells the synthetic hormone under the brand name Posilac ...