“11 Banned Food Ingredients Still Allowed in the U.S.”

This is a super interesting article! Here’s one of the ingredients listed that is so important to know about since almost everyone drinks milk or uses milk products (cheese, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, etc.). It is because of things like this, as well as other reasons, that I left off using cow’s milk quite a while back. And, as a side note, I found that my seasonal allergies went from horrific to now where I barely notice a difference during allergy season! That sure made me happy! 😀

“3. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone and Recombinant Bovine Somatropin

“To increase milk production in cows, many U.S. dairy farmers have turned to recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and recombinant bovine somatropin (rBST). The use of these synthetic hormones is not permitted in the European Union, Canada, and some other countries, due to human and animal health risks. According to the American Cancer Society, cows treated with rBGH tend to develop more udder infections (mastitis). These cows are given more antibiotics than cows not given rBGH, and this increased use of antibiotics might lead to more antibiotic-resistant bacteria which could pose a health concern for people. To dodge these controversial chemicals try buying milk labeled rBGH/rBST-free or organic milk…”

Click the link to read more!

http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1007800-11-banned-food-ingredients-still-allowed-us/#slide=1

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