Is the time up for rBGH? I think so. Ben & Jerry’s banned recombinant bovine somatotropin–known as rBGH and rBST–in in 1989, at a time when big ice cream brands probably laughed at the folly as they added more and more of the milk hormone to the mix. But times they have a’ changed.
Breyer’s recently announced that it’s eliminating the artificial growth milk hormone, which has been linked to prostate, colon and breast cancer and is banned in the EU, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
And nearly 200,000 people have signed a new petition to the FDA to ban rBGH from dairy in the United States. Want to join them? Click here and add your name!