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American Public Health Association Supports Ban On Hormonal Milk And Meat


Science & Tech  (tags: GM, RBgh, GeneticEngineering, animal health, food safety, Monsanto )

Karen
- 2954 days ago - world-wire.com
CHICAGO, IL, November 13, 2009 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Cancer Prevention Coalition is pleased to announce that the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association has voted to oppose the continued sale and use of genetically engineered hormonal r



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Karen S (106)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 8:48 am
CHICAGO, IL, November 13, 2009 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- The Cancer Prevention Coalition is pleased to announce that the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association has voted to oppose the continued sale and use of genetically engineered hormonal rBGH milk, and also meat adulterated with sex hormones. This decision is based on long-standing scientific and public policy information developed and published by the Cancer Prevention Coalition over the last two decades, as summarized below.

rBGH MILK
This hormone is injected in about 20% of U.S. dairy cows to increase milk production. While the industry claims that the hormone is safe for cows, and that the milk is safe for consumers, this is blatantly false.

* rBGH makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about 20 toxic veterinary effects, including mastitis, on the label of Posilac (rBGH,) which is injected in cows to increase milk production. Monsanto's Posilac product was acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008.

* rBGH milk is contaminated by pus, due to mastitis, an udder infection commonly induced by the hormone, and also by antibiotics used to treat the mastitis.

* rBGH milk is chemically and nutritionally different than natural milk.

* Milk from cows injected with rBGH is contaminated with the hormone, traces of which are absorbed through the gut into the blood of people who consume this milk or its products.

* rBGH milk is supercharged with high levels of the natural growth factor (IGF-1), which is readily absorbed through the gut.

* Excess levels of IGF-1 have been incriminated in well-documented scientific publications by the Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition as causes of breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Additionally, IGF-1 blocks natural defense mechanisms against early submicroscopic cancers.

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Tierney G (381)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 2:52 pm
This is good news and more goodnews!! Monsanto got it at least a little shot in the arm and are being exposed for the criminals they are. people are slowly starting to realize this unnatural hormonal additives are just no good for anyone. Thank you Karen for this good news!!!
 

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 3:05 pm
Double good news, Thank you, Karen, maybe Monsanto will not rule the world. All kidding aside when I lived London, over thrity years ago, my 18-month okld daugther started having periods. When I took her to the doctor, his first questios was "Dpes sjhe eat a lot of stranberries?". She did eat a lot of stransberries because she loved them. The doctor then explained to me that farmers were putting female hormones from soy plants into the fertilzer for strawberries because it apparently made the strawberries fatter and caused them to ripen earlier. If that kind of thing can happen from the way a plant is fertiizer, what horros can we expect from genertically engineered plants.
 

Barb K (1683)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 4:45 pm
Thanks for the wonderful news, Karen!!
 

Jaette Carpenter (20)
Sunday November 15, 2009, 11:07 pm
It's about time!
 

mary f (202)
Monday November 16, 2009, 4:33 am
great news
 

Valerie S (70)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 3:40 pm
This is wonderful news!
 

Alicia V (181)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 5:00 pm
All right already!
 
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