rBGHCall us old fashioned, but we think cows should “just say no” to rBGH. This genetically engineered growth hormone is injected into cows to increase milk production. But it also increases the risks of serious health problems in cows and it doesn’t help family farmers make a decent living. That’s why Ben & Jerry’s has been on the forefront of the battle against rBGH since the beginning.
Not everyone agreed with us, least of all Monsanto, who developed the drug. We even had to sue the state of Illinois back in 1997 for the right to put this simple message on our products: We oppose Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone.The family farmers who supply our milk and cream pledge not to treat their cows with rBGH. The FDA has said no significant difference has been shown & no test can now distinguish between milk from rBGH treated & untreated cows. Not all the suppliers of our other ingredients can promise that the milk they use comes from untreated cows. Now companies across the country are catching on. In fact, as more and more people demand dairy products produced without rBGH, the time may come soon when rBGH goes the way of the dodo bird!