In January, Chipotle began serving only rBGH-free sour cream and cheese in its restaurants, and Kroger and Wal-Mart both announced that they will only source rBGH-free milk for their store brands. The artificial growth hormone rBGH is known to increase infections in cows and there are ongoing questions about its links to cancer in humans.
Sign the petition thanking these companies for making the switch to healthier milk and dairy products.
While certain retailers are responding to consumers' rBGH concerns, unfortunately some states are not. Currently, five states are considering legislation or regulations that would restrict consumers' right to know whether their milk was produced with rBGH. These five states are Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, New York, and Utah.
And two states -- Pennsylvania and Ohio-- both recently passed regulations that restrict 'rBGH-free' labels and require an FDA disclaimer stating there's no difference between milk produced with or without the artificial hormone. Research, however, disagrees with this disclaimer-- that's why rBGH's use is prohibited in over 30 other countries.
Please spread the word and help us collect 10,000 petition signatures thanking the above companies for making the switch. A strong show of support for healthier milk and dairy products will be valuable in our future advocacy efforts with other dairy retailers who have yet to go rBGH-free.
Thanks for taking action,
Food and Water Watch