You are what you eat…

…and never has a statement been more true!

This is a MUST READ,  especially for all parents out there.  Has anyone  else heard of  rBGH – recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone?   Admittedly, I hadn’t before my sustainability class. And I couldn’t wait another day to share this important information. rBGH is a hormone given to cows which increases their milk production by 10-15%. Sounds like a great idea right? More milk  feeds more people. And we have lot of starving people on this planet. The problem is that when we drink milk from cows given rBGH, we are ingesting this hormone ourselves. While the effects on humans consuming rBGH milk is not clear, it is believed this hormone can lead to an increased risk of certain types of cancer (breast, colon, prostate), as well as an early onset of puberty. Which makes perfect sense when you think of the purpose of a “growth” hormone. Got milk? I hope its rBGH-free…look for it on the label.

For a list of local rBGH-free dairy brands please check out the below link:

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