rBGH


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rBGH

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rbGH

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recombinant bovine growth hormone
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The decision that rBGH is not an additive and therefore does not require a label was made by FDA deputy commissioner for policy Michael Taylor, who had been an attorney for Monsanto before he came to the FDA.
Pro-rBGH delegates at the current meeting were not shy about repeatedly pointing out that this was JECFA's third review of rBGH for safety.
It is reported rBGh in cows causes a rapid increase in birth defects and shorter life spans.
Since its approval, scientists worldwide have cautioned that the use of rBGH is potentially harmful to consumers and have called for further studies.
Also known as rBST (recombinant Bovine Somatotropin), rBGH has been shown to increase the incidence of 16 different veterinary conditions in cows.
And rBGH is another hormone disruptor that has been linked to breast cancer.
The nursing profession supports a fundamental reform of the nation's current laws, regulations, rules, standards and policies regarding 1) Farm and food policies; 2.) Presence of environmental contaminants such as mercury, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and pesticide residues in food; 3) Use of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), the synthetic hormone given to dairy cattle to increase milk production; and 4.) Use of non-essential hormones and antibiotics in agriculture and the production of meat, fish, milk and dairy products.
They are also often injected with Bovine Recombinant Growth Hormone (rBGH), which causes cows to produce milk as though pregnant.
Ben & Jerry's now places a label on its products stating that the family farmers who supply the milk and cream for their ice cream have pledged not to treat their cows with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), a genetically engineered hormone given to dairy cows to increase milk production.
"We know that rBGH presents health risks to both cows and humans," Rick North, project director at Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, told Sojourners.
It turns out that standard dairy cows are medicated with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) to stimulate a much higher than normal milk production.