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    Bovine Growth Hormone

    Just last week Monsanto announced it would cut back production of its bovine growth hormone(rBGH) 50%. Bovine Growth Hormone's were the first commercially available genetically engineered production the US and still haven't been approved for use in the EU or Canada. Why is rBGH controversial? What are the health threats?

    Tune is this week with host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we learn about the fight against rBGH.

    This Week's Guests:

    John Kinsman — organic dairy farmer, president of Family Farm Defenders, vice-president of the National Family Farm Coalition, LaValle, WI

    Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, MD. — Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition, Author of GOT (Genetically Engineered) Milk! The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook, Chicago, Il

    Els Cooperider — Owner, Ukiah Brewing Company and Measure H Proponent, Ukiah, CA

    More information:

  • GMO-Free Mendocino County
  • Cancer Prevention Coalition
  • Milk - America's Health Problem (background info)
  • Maker Warns of Scarcity of Hormone for Dairy Cows, NYT

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