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September 2nd, 2008

Meet the New Boss, Same as Old Boss

Just weeks after Monsanto decided to divest of rBGH, Eli Lilly has acquired the artificial dairy hormone. Not surprisingly, Eli Lilly is now spreading the same misinformation about rBGH’s safety and environmental benefits as Monsanto once did.  Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone is a genetically engineered chemical that is injected into cows to make them produce more milk. Besides the documented increase of infections in dairy cows injected with rBGH, which necessitates increased use of antibiotics, there are ongoing questions about links to cancer in humans.

Despite Eli Lilly’s claims, rBGH is not a ‘vital technology.’ Instead, it’s a questionable one that has been shunned by several major dairy retailers this year alone. Help us maintain the momentum against the use of rBGH. Tell Eli Lilly that consumers want rBGH-free milk, and they want it to be labeled plain and simple.


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