Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

Ban on labeling milk as rBGH-free struck down as unconstitutional in recent Ohio appeal court decision

RBGH is a growth hormone designed to increase milk production. And it’s made by Monsanto Eli Lilly. Here’s an excerpt from a report by Helena Bottemiller on Bill Marler’s “Food Safety News”:

"Our Friend the Cow", indeed! No mention of bovine growth hormone use here, but that would certainly fit right in with this model of exploitive dairying. Picture via the Lovenati blog.

“After more than two years of litigation, a federal court last week struck down an Ohio ban on labeling dairy products as “rbGH free,” “rbST free,” or “artificial hormone free” if produced by cows not treated with bovine growth hormone. Continue reading

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What’s with the unmarked helicopters and no insignias on the uniforms? — armed raid on school greenhouse

From a story by Tom Sharp for The New Mexican titled “Pot raid at school turns up tomatoes”:

Tomatoes were growing in the school greenhouse.

“….Patricia Pantano, education director of the Camino de Paz Montessori School and Farm in Cuarteles, between Española and Chimayó on N.M. 76, said the raid occurred Sept. 21 during the lunch hour.

“We were all as a group eating outside as we usually do, and this unmarked drab-green helicopter kept flying over and dropping lower,” she said. “Of course, the kids got all excited. They were telling me that they could see gun barrels outside the helicopter. I was telling them they were exaggerating.”

After 15 minutes, Pantano said, the helicopter left, then five minutes later a state police officer parked a van in the school’s driveway. Pantano said she asked the officer what was happening, but he only would say he was there as a law-enforcement representative. Continue reading

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Questions asked about A1, A2 milk at recent Biodynamic conference in NY

From David E. Gumpert’s The Complete Patient blog:

The one lab we know of where you can get your cows tested for A2

“…..But last Friday, at a special session on raw milk at the national conference of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, where I spoke, together with Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Michael Schmidt, the Canadian raw dairy farmer, the issue came up again. A woman attending the session, clutching her copy of “The Devil in the Milk”, wondered if the A1/A2 issue was being ignored, or even covered up, by raw dairy farmers and other raw milk proponents. Continue reading

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