Court overturns Ohio ban on rbST-free milk labeling

By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Food Navigator

A district court has overturned an Ohio state ban on the labeling of milk as free from artificial hormones. The genetically modified additive, which has been linked to cancer and lower milk quality, is approved by the FDA, writes Caroline Scott-Thomas.

A district court has overturned an Ohio state ban on the labeling of milk as free from artificial hormones, saying that there is a compositional difference between milk from cows treated with growth hormone and untreated cows.

Recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST), also referred to as recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), is an artificial [genetically modified] variant of the naturally occurring hormone in the pituitary gland of cattle, which can be given to cows to increase milk production by up to ten percent.

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3 responses to “Court overturns Ohio ban on rbST-free milk labeling

  1. Finally some good health news! It seems to be an uphill battle so thanks for sharing a win!

  2. Yes! A very big step forward in getting the right to choose and free speech back from the FDA and putting it in the hands of the people where it belongs.

    Paul

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