By Samuel S. Epstein M.D.
with introduction by Ben Cohen, Co-Founder, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream President, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, and Jeffrey Smith, International bestselling author Seeds of Deception, 2006
An Expose of Industry and Government Cover-Up on the DANGERS of the Genetically Engineered (rBGH) Milk You're Drinking
rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) is a genetically engineered, potent
variant of the natural growth hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by Monsanto, it is
sold to dairy farmers under the trade name POSILAC. Injection of this hormone forces cows
to increase their milk production by about 10% and makes them sick.
The facts show that consumers and their children, especially those in the Public School
Lunch Program, are at increased risk of cancer. Ignoring this, Monsanto and the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) nevertheless insist that rBGH milk is safe and
indistinguishable from natural organic milk. This is blatantly false.
What the Food Industry and the Government don't Want You to Know
rBGH Milk is:
- Unnatural, contaminated by pus and antibiotics
- Supercharged with excess levels of growth stimulant readily absorbed from milk
- Dangerous because high levels of the growth stimulant increase risks of breast, colon, and prostate cancers
- Profitable to Monsanto while posing dangers, with no benefits, to consumers
Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is professor emeritus of environmental medicine at the University of Illinois
at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the international Cancer Prevention Coalition.
He is the author of 270 scientific publications, and author or coauthor of 12 books. These include the prize winning
1978 The Politics of Cancer, the 1995 The Safe Shopper's Bible , and the
2005 Cancer Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War. He is recipient of multiple awards, including the 1998 Right
Livelihood Award for incomparable contributions to cancer prevention, and for leadership
role in warning of the dangers of rBGH milk, the 2000 Project Censored Award, and the 2005 Albert
Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism, and International Contributions to Cancer Prevention.