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GOT (Genetically Engineered) MILK!
The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook (2001)

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS i
AUTHOR'S NOTE iii
INTRODUCTION 
By Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
1
FOREWORD
By John Hagelin, Ph.D. [Presidential Candidate, Natural Law Party]
3
   
CHAPTER ONE:  COMMENTARIES/EDITORIALS 6
1.   Growth Hormones Would Endanger Milk 
[Los Angeles Times, July 27, 1989]
7
·  Response of FDA [Letter to the Editor of The Los Angeles Times] 9
2.  FDA is Ignoring Dangers of Bovine Growth Hormone 
[Austin American Statesman, June 2, 1990]
10
3.   A Needless New Risk Of Breast Cancer   
[Los Angeles Times, March 20, 1994]
12
   
CHAPTER TWO: PRESS RELEASES AND CONFERENCES   14
1.  Risks of Breast Cancer From Consumption of rBGH Milk  
[Joint Press and Legislative Forum, Cancer Prevention Coalition and National Family Farm Coalition, Washington DC, March 14, 1994]    
15
2.  Cancer Group and Ralph Nader Release First "Dirty Dozen" Consumer Product List
[Press Conference, Washington D.C., September 21, 1995]
16
3. A New Study Warns of Breast Cancer and Colon Cancer Risks From rBGH Milk
[Press Conference, National Press Club Washington, D.C., January 23, 1996]
17
4.  Monsanto's Biosynthetic Milk Poses Risks of Prostate Cancer, Besides Other Cancers
[PR Newswire, March 15, 1998]
18
5.  Monsanto's Hormonal Milk Poses Serious Risks of Breast Cancer, Besides Other Cancers
[PR Newswire, June 21, 1998]
19
6. Monsanto's Genetically Modified Milk Ruled Unsafe by the United Nations     
[PR Newswire, August 25, 1999]
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·  PR Newswire, NPI Center Industry News Briefs, Editorial - Truth or Fact, and Postscript to August 25, 1999 Press Release 21

·  Commentary on Press Release by Karen Werner, Bureau of National Affairs, August 25, 1999 /

23

7. The Public Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Milk and Food
[Press Release and Protesting Against FDA Tokenistic Public Hearings, November 18, 1999]

25
8.  Austria Urged to Take Initiatives to Protect the Public Against Cancer and Other  Risks of Monsanto's Genetically Modified rBST Dairy Products 
[Press Release and Media Interviews, Vienna, Austria, January 18, 2000]
27

9. Genetically Engineered Growth Hormone Anti-Aging Medication Poses Undisclosed Cancer Risks 
[PR Newswire, March 13, 2000]

29
   
CHAPTER THREE: COMMUNICATIONS TO FEDERAL AGENCIES       30
1.   Potential Public Health Hazards of Biosynthetic Milk Hormones   
[Letter and Report To FDA Commissioner Young, July 19, 1989] 
31
·   FDA Response, August 11, 1989 41
·   Rebuttal of FDA Response, August 25, 1989 42
·   Industry Response, August 16, 1989 44

2.   Summary Public Health Perspectives on rBGH 
[Presentation To NIH Consensus Panel Conference On rBGH, Bethesda, Md. October 5, 1990]

51
·   N.I.H. Panel Conclusions and Recommendations, December 7, 1990 60

·   "Approval of Cow Hormone Imperils Our Milk", New York Times, December 22, 1990

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3.   Letter to FDA Commissioner, February 14, 1994 63
· Response by Monsanto Consultant, Dr. Bier 64
· Rebuttal of Bier's Response 66
· Washington Post Commentary, March 8, 1994 68
4.   Petition to FDA Seeking Withdrawal of Approval for Posilac, March, 16, 2000  72
   
CHAPTER FOUR:  SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS                        73 
1.  Confidential Monsanto Research Files Dispute Many rBGH Safety Claims 
Co-authored by Hardin, P. [The Milkweed, January, 1990]
74

2.  Potential Public Health Hazards of Biosynthetic Milk Hormones 
[International Journal of Health Services, 1990]

81
· FDA Reaction 92
· Rebuttal of FDA Reaction 94
· Congressional Reactions 95
3.  Questions and Answers on Synthetic Bovine Growth Hormones
[International Journal of Health Services, 1990]
104
4.  Letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association   
[JAMA, 1991]
113

5.  BST and Cancer  
[New Scientist (U.K.), October 29, 1994]

115
6.  Unlabeled Milk From Cows Treated with Biosynthetic Growth Hormones:  A Case Study of Regulatory Abdication  
[International Journal of Health Services, 1996]
116
7.  Re: Role of the Insulin-Like Growth Factors in Cancer Development and Progression        
[J. Nat. Cancer Inst., February 7, 2001]  
126
8.  Summary of Scientific Evidence on the Hazards of rBGH, 1985-2000   127
   
APPENDICES  
I. The Chronology of  rBGH, 1980-2000    139
II. Monsanto's Misleading Claims on the Veterinary Safety of rBGH, and on the Identity of rBGH and Natural Milk  143
III. Monsanto's Defense and Promotion Strategies: The Hit Squad    147
IV. Jane Akre and Steve Wilson vs. Fox TV and Monsanto: Victory for Whistleblowers 170
· Transcript of Epstein Interview, February 6, 1997 170
· Summary of Epstein Deposition by Fox (New World Communications, Tampa, Fl.) Attorneys
April 28, 2000
183
· Monsanto and Fox Defeated 185
V. Monsanto Charged with White Collar Crime 187
VI. Activist and Resource Groups 192
VII.  rBGH-Free Dairy Products 206
VIII.  Biographical Sketch 213
   
INDEX  

 


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