Sunday, March 06, 2005

Tillamook bans bovine growth hormone

Tillamook, an Oregon dairy cooperative famous for its cheese nationwide, has decided to ban Monsanto's bovine growth hormone for all milk used in its cheese products. The hormone increases milk production but is linked to health problems in herds and is creating widespread apprehension among consumers about possible human health effects. The Campaign to Label Genetically Modified Foods and the Business Journal of Portland have items on the drama.

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