Monday, September 27, 2010

What's in your milk?

  
I LOVE milk, so when my mom called and told me about all the growth hormones that are being given to cows, and then, in the milk that we drink. I kinda freaked out. I was oblivious to this.
I drink milk in my cereal, at lunch and 1 tall, if not 2, glasses of milk with dinner. {not drinking milk...is not an option}
  
I did some research and found out that there are different milk manufactures that don't treat their cows with growth hormones and there are some that do. I buy my milk from Costco and sometimes Target {Market Pantry} Neither of these brands contain growth hormones. 
If your milk doesn't contain growth hormones, somewhere on the label it will say RSBT free or Not treated with RSBT. (also called rBGH)

rBGH gets injected into cows and increases production by as much as 10-15%. rBGH is like 'crack' for cows. It revs their system and causes them to produce more milk, also while often making them sick.

Having milk 'hormone free' is a big deal. There are studies that are showing little girl are getting their periods as early as 7 years old. {I am not sure about you, but getting my period at 13 was early enough!}
They are even treating some sea food products with growth hormones, to accelerate their growth. 

What does your milk label say!?
  
 

9 comments:

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I've been buying hormone-free milk for years! I don't need any extras in my milk!

Carrie said...

Thank you for this post. I am checking my milk as soon as I get home!

B said...

Unfortunately A has a milk allergy, but when I can drink it again, we're definitely organic milk type of people after reading about the hormones! I've also read that part of why girls are hitting puberty earlier is due to those hormones in the milk - crazy, eh?

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Hmm.. I will have to check what we get now and see if it has this. Thanks for sharing, as our household goes through milk like it's going out of style!

Linds said...

I started buying hormone free milk when Brayden switched from formula. We get ours from Braum's, which uses a private dairy herd for all their stuff. The other thing I love about Braum's is that the way they process their milk, it's concetrated, so the low fat versions have just as much calcium and protein as the whole milk! Aldi's also offers hormone free milk!

MomBrose said...

That's why we went organic years ago. Watch out for your meat and chicken too. All hormone ridden unless they are organic. There's always the option of "raw milk" too. A lot of folks with milk allergies are actually able to drink raw milk. It's crazy!

Jessica said...

Wow, I never thought about it, but luckily I buy MP brand milk anyway. Thanks for the heads-up!

Erin said...

wow that is just great. I do buy market pantry most the time now so is that ok?!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Awesome Public Service Announcement! We spend so much $$ on organic milk but it is worth EVERY single cent to us. Meat and fruit/veggies are the other foods that are most important to eat organically. Organic tastes so much better to me which seals the deal. I will do whatever it takes to make sure the little bodies in my house get the least amount of hormones/pesticides possible in their food supply. It is downright scary what is going into kids' bodies today! Thanks for posting about this...hopefully it changes some shopping habits for the better :)

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