book by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.
What’s In Your
An Exposé of
Industry and Government Cover-Up on the DANGERS
Genetically Engineered (rBGH) Milk You’re
Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the bestseller
Seeds of Deception
A powerful exposé
of the dangers of Monsanto’s genetically
engineered (rBGH) milk,
no-holds-barred conspiracy to suppress this
(recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) is a
genetically engineered, potent variant
of the natural
growth hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by
Monsanto, it is sold to
under the trade name POSILAC. Injection of this
hormone forces cows to
milk production by about 10%.
supported by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), insists that rBGH milk
indistinguishable from natural milk, and that it
is safe for consumers. This is blatantly false:
rBGH makes cows sick. Monsanto has been
forced to admit to about 20 toxic effects,
including mastitis, on its POSILAC label.
rBGH milk is contaminated by pus, due to the
mastitis commonly induced by rBGH,
and antibiotics used to treat the mastitis.
rBGH milk is chemically and nutritionally
different than natural milk.
rBGH milk is contaminated with rBGH, traces
of which are absorbed through the gut.
rBGH milk is supercharged with high levels
of a natural growth factor (IGF-1), which
is readily absorbed through the gut.
Excess levels of IGF-1 have been
incriminated as a cause of breast, colon,
IGF-1 blocks natural defense mechanisms
against early submicroscopic cancers.
rBGH factory farms pose a major threat to
the viability of small dairy farms.
rBGH enriches Monsanto, while posing
dangers, without any benefits, to consumers,
especially in view of the current national
surplus of milk.
The risks of
cancer to consumers and particularly their
children, especially those enrolled in the
Lunch Program, are undisputable.
The book is a
unique resource on rBGH milk. It presents Dr.
Epstein’s trailblazing scientific
since 1989, which have played a major role in
influencing other nations, including all
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan to ban
rBGH milk. The book also presents:
editorials and letters to major newspapers, and
correspondence with the FDA,
Conyers, and other key members of Congress and
details evidence of interlocking conflicts of
interest between Monsanto and the
regulatory agencies, and the American Medical
Association and American Cancer
Society. He also
details evidence of Monsanto’s white collar
crime; the suppression and
information on the veterinary and public health
dangers of rBGH milk; and
Monsanto’s “Hit Squad,” which attempted to
stifle and discredit him.
interest is the story behind Fox Television’s
firing of Jane Akre, a veteran journalist,
in-depth interview on rBGH with Dr. Epstein, his
subsequent day-long deposition
by Monsanto on
her behalf, her subsequent litigation against
Fox, and Fox’s successful counter suit.
corporate recklessness, compounded by FDA’s
complicity and refusal to require
labeling of rBGH
milk, more than justify the rejection of any
assurances of its safety. Of further
interest is the
critical relevance of this information to the
ongoing growing concerns and debate
engineered foods, including irrefutable evidence
discrediting the “trust us”
of Monsanto, and other industries.
The book also
presents resource materials, including listings
of national and international
public health, veterinary and animal rights
activist groups. Also listed are rBGH-free
producers, such as Horizon Organic, and Swiss
What’s In Your Milk’s
critical message to consumers is
HORMONAL MILK IN FAVOR OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC
The book is available at www.trafford.com, or
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subsequently at Borders and other main
Dr. Epstein is
professor emeritus of environmental medicine at
the University of Illinois at
Chicago School of
Public Health, and Chairman of the international
Cancer Prevention Coalition.
He is the author
of 270 scientific publications, and author or
co-author of 12 books. These include
the prize winning
1978 The Politics of Cancer, the 1995
The Safe Shopper’s Bible , and the
Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War.
He is recipient of multiple awards,
1998 Right Livelihood Award (the Alternative
Nobel Prize) for “incomparable
cancer prevention, and for his leadership role
in warning of the dangers of rBGH milk;”
the 2000 Project
Censored Award (the Alternative Pulitzer Prize);
and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer
Medal “for Humanitarianism, and International
Contributions to Cancer Prevention.”