Breyers ice cream stopped using milk treated with rBST hormone: The company Breyers has recently come up with an announcement that they will stop using milk from cows that have been treated with the controversial hormone rBST. This artificial growth hormone – recombinant bovine somatotropin, is a genetically made hormone that farmers inject into cows in order to increase their milk production. It’s been connected to a several health problems in cows, and consequently many times, in humans who drink the milk from these cows’. This artificial version of naturally occurring hormone in the cow’s pituitary gland was developed using the E. coli bacteria, by Monsanto and other companies, according to Organic Valley. The hormone has already been banned in New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Australia, Japan and the European Union.
While cows naturally produce bovine somatotropin (BST) in the pituitary glands, this artificial hormone used in much of the nations milk is created by biotech companies like Monsanto.
Alessandra Bellini, vice president of brand development at Unilever North America, said: “Breyers has a long – standing history of offering frozen treats with high – quality ingredients that moms feel good about”. These industry – leading changes are the latest in our commitment to the environment and do right by parents.”
The scientific evidence of the dangers of rBGH milk is explained in great detail in Dr. Epstein’s book “What’s in Your Milk?”. One of the top experts on cancer prevention, Samuel Epstein, MD, a scientist at the University Of Illinois School Of Public Health, has been and is still speaking out against rBGH in milk, the so – called “crack for cows,” for years.
As Epstein wrote:
“This [rBGH milk] contains very high levels of a natural growth factor known as IGF – 1…
IGF – 1 stands for Insulin – like Growth Factor 1. So, growth factor 1 is a natural growth factor and is responsible for normal growth but when you drink rBGH milk, you have very, very high levels of this natural growth factor.
The IGF – 1, when consumed, survives digestion and is readily absorbed from your small intestine, into your blood.
Increased levels of IGF – 1 have been shown to increase risks of breast cancer and we have about 20 publications showing this; risk of colon cancer [shown] by about 10 publications; prostate cancer by about another 10 publications.
And even more: increased levels of IGF – 1 block natural defense mechanisms known as ‘apoptosis, against early cancers.’”