I think this is one of the biggest and most concerning issues of food production in America. In America, rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) is injected into cows to increase milk production. Dairy cows in the U.S. are milked 300 days a year. Why, you ask? So dairy producers they can get more milk from less cows, and thereby make more profit! But they don’t want us to know the health risks inherent in their techniques. Studies have shown that the hormones can have dangerous effects and may lead to breast and prostate cancer as well as an excess of hormones in young children and adults. In fact, American milk is banned in Europe due to these health risks!
To avoid the dangerous risks of rBGH, purchase milk that is labelled organic or “not treated with rBGH”. With increasing knowledge of the risks of these hormones, more consumers are going organic with their dairy. Even though organic milk is more expensive then non-, keep in mind it will last longer. This is because it is not simply pasteurized, but goes under extreme heat to kill all bacteria in it. So the milk will last for over a month in your fridge! Not to mention, if you are sensitive to the taste of hormones like I am, organic milk tastes SO much better.
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