Wednesday, February 06, 2008

We Scream, You Scream

Free enterprise. In your dairy section today. AP (02.04.08), via BeatThePress:
"Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., one of the first companies to label its ice cream as free of a synthetic hormone, is protesting a move by some states to restrict such labeling.

The South Burlington ice-cream maker has joined a national campaign to block what critics say is an effort driven by Monsanto Co., which markets recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST, also known as recombinant bovine growth hormone, or rBGH.

Ben & Jerry's in Fight Over Labeling

Monsanto claims that labeling your ice cream like this is inaccurate and misleading.

We hesitate to wonder how inaccurate and misleading Monsanto would think it if ice cream makers were required to disclose whether or not the milk in their ice cream came from hormone-treated cows.

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