- CU praises McDonald’s announcement on antibiotics in chicken, rbST in milk
Company says it intends to phase out use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chain within two years.
- Consumer, Health, and Safety Groups Urge Congress to Reject Bill that Weakens the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act protects children from unsafe toys and products
- FDA: Change process for approval of GE salmon
Aquavantage’s application for approval of GE salmon would be the first approved for human consumption
- CU letter to FDA regarding review of Aquavantage’s application for approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon
CU strongly urges not to make a decision on the safety of the first GE animal to be approved for human consumption without the input of scientists
- Groups: Repeal Ohio decision on milk labeling
Governor Strickland should repeal a 2008 emergency rule for labeling dairy products in his state
- Kansas Governor vetoes milk labeling bill
The controversial bill would have limited rbGH labeling on dairy products in the state.
- KS Governor urged to veto rbGH milk labeling bill
Consumers in Kansas could be misled about the safety of their milk
- Groups urge Kansas not to ban labeling of artificial growth hormone in milk
New poll shows 93 percent of consumers believe dairies should be able to label products as ‘rbGH-Free’
- CR Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want FDA to inspect domestic, foreign food supply
Overwhelming majority of consumers want country of origin labeling loopholes closed; GE and cloned animals labeled
- OH Governor urged to modify rule on milk labels
Current version still restricts free speech and consumers’ right-to-know
- Whats next for rbGH Labeling in Kansas???
After Kansas Governor’s veto of a bad labeling bill will the legislature override?
- Kansas Governor Vetoes Milk Labeling Bill
In a victory for local dairy farmers and consumers, Gov. Sebelius vetoes controversial bill that would have limited rbGH labeling on dairy products in the state.
- I Pity the Fools
Ben and Jerry’s Pull Prank on Cloning- Mr. T. gives rare chuckle. Some are not amused.
- Dear Secretary of Agriculture
Do you hesitate over that “grass fed beef” package, and wonder what “naturally raised” really means as you ponder the premium price? You are not alone.
- Monsanto deals milk hormone for $300 million
The agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. said it would sell its milk hormone Posilac (rbST, rbGH) to Eli Lilly & Co. for $300 million upfront, plus “additional contingent consideration.” The agreement will expand Lilly’s veterinary operations and enable Monsanto to focus on genetically modified crops. That same day, Lilly’s stock fell 39 cents to $47.41 while Continue Reading
- Penn Label Ban Update
More than 65 dairy farmers, consumer, farm and agricultural, public health, animal protection and environmental organizations, food processors and retailers today wrote to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell to protest the recent Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) action which would prohibit state farmers from telling consumers that they aren’t using artificial hormones on their dairy Continue Reading
- Protect Us From Choice — Please
Last month, in an Orwellian stretch of logic and without warning or any public discussion, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) notified 19 dairies that “their labels are false or misleading and need to be changed” So, what kinds of labels were so terrible that the PDA felt they had to be removed from milk Continue Reading
- Consumer Reports food labeling poll
Consumer Reports food-labeling poll shows consumers want to know where their food comes from and expect higher label standards… According to the poll, 92 percent of consumers agree that imported foods should be labeled by their country of origin.
- Colbert on Hormones
Just for laughs check out the clip from the Colbert Report on synthetic growth hormone rGBH. FDA is proposing a similar “no labeling” required approval for food from cloned animals.
- Ban on Milk Labeling Ruled Unconstitutional Source: Food Safety News (Monday October 4, 2020)
After more than two years of litigation, a federal court last week struck down an Ohio ban on labeling dairy products as “rbGH free,” “rbST free,” or “artificial hormone free” if produced by cows not treated with bovine growth hormone.
- Let’s keep Monsanto out of our milk Source: Ashville Citizen-Times (Monday August 27, 2020)
The recent announcement by Kroger stores to prohibit the genetically engineered growth hormone rbST (also known as rbGH) from its private label milk brand is part of a nationwide trend among dairy processors, retailers and farmers.