Thanks to Kimberly Hartke for bringing this story to our attention. The following is from her post.
“Here is a video action alert about Ohio’s move to ban “rbGH free” labels on milk. This move will cause national brands to remove informative labels, and deny consumers, no matter what state they live in the right to choose….”
“….Does this make you sick? Please Contact the Ohio Governor to Voice Your Concern:
Governor Ted Strickland
Ohio Governors Office
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 S. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Or call 614-466-3555
Send Letter by Fax 614-466-9354
Here’s the Letter I’m Sending:
Dear Governor Strickland:
I am writing in protest of your attempts to restrict the free speech rights of dairy producers. As a consumer, I like to be educated about the production practices of the vendors I buy from. When Ohio forbids the labeling of milk as Hormone Free or rbGH Free, you are contributing to the problem of industrial abuses of our livestock and our milk products, not just in your state, but across America.
Health conscious consumers demand the right to choose a hormone free product. America is a free country, and to remain so, manufacturers need to be able to educate the consumer and tell the truth about their production methods.
Please reconsider your move to muzzle ethical manufacturers from selling the benefits of their product. Pushing consumers into the dark is undemocratic, and a bad policy, for our health, and for the future of agriculture.
Governor, please read this article Milk: It Does a Body Good? which states that cows treated with rbGH are 79% more likely to suffer from mastitis.
Or this article, How to Avoid Genetically Modified Food, which mentions reproductive problems and infant mortality rates skyrocketing in test animals fed GMOs.
Please reconsider this dangerous path you are on. I honestly believe if you do further research, you would not want to keep your citizens, and citizens of our great nation in the dark about the food that they consume.
Visit YourMilkonDrugs.com for further information.”