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Land-O-Lakes or Land-O-Fakes?

June 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Welcome

I dared to ask Land-O-Lakes if they approve rBGH in the milk that they use to make our daily butter. Guess the answer…

“All cows produce bST (Bovine Somatotropin) – also known as BGH (Bovine Growth Hormone) – naturally. Dairy producers may give their cows supplementary bST to increase their milk production. This supplementary, synthetic bST is one of the most thoroughly tested and researched products in history. This testing and research has demonstrated that milk from bST-treated cows is no different than milk from untreated cows. Because of these findings, numerous distinguished government, professional and health organizations – including the U.S. Food and Drug Admin., American Medical Assn., and the National Institutes of Health – support the use of bST.”

So Land-O-Lakes prints on its box that “ALL NATURAL”, but they allow “synthetic” hormones in it. Isn’t that false advertising? I’m getting so sick and tired of everybody using synthetic stuff for more money. Do these companies and farmers only care about more money? What about people? Does anyone care about us?

If you buy this junk from Land-O-Lakes then you are encouraging them to pump more and more chemicals into us. When a new mother is breast feeding her baby, her diet is important because whatever she eats is transferred to her baby in the milk. Land-O-Lakes is putting bST into everyone that buys their product.

These companies conduct tests that seem to always show that their HUGELY PROFITABLE chemical ‘cheating’ doesn’t hurt people … do you think they might be lying?

Eva Says: Avoid Land-O-Lakes!

Do not waste your money on Land-O-Lakes butter. If you care about those synthetic hormones, buy an organic butter, and if you don’t care about hormones, just buy a cheaper one.

Here is an excerpt myprotein.co.uk … you can read it all by clicking here

Countries approving the use of BST

Treatment of cows with BST was approved in February 1994 by the FDA in the USA and has been extensively used from that period. Regulatory agencies in 34 countries have reached similar conclusions with respect to food safety, 24 of which have actually given approval for use of BST, namely Algeria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Countries where the use of BST is not approved

Treatment with BST is not permitted in the European Union where there had been a moratorium on its use since 1993. Re-assessment in 1999 came to the conclusions that it is harmful to animal health and this resulted in an extension of the prohibition of use according to the legislation 1999/879/EC which came into force on 1st January 2000 in the EU. The Canadians also prohibited the use of BST at this time on the grounds of animal welfare.

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  • Ryan

    I recently asked Land ‘O Lakes if they use synthetic hormones in their products. Not only did they reply telling me that they use artificial hormones they also let me know:

    “Land O’Lakes is very concerned about marketing claims and labeling that create a false or misleading image of the difference between conventional milk, organic milk, and rbST-free milk. All milk has naturally occurring levels of bovine somatotropin, and there is no difference between the bST in all milk compared to rbST-free milk. All milk is tested for antibiotic residues, and any conventional milk that shows traces of antibiotics is rejected from the market. Hence, all market milk is “antibiotic free.””

    I found this response rude as they were belittling my question regarding hormones as ‘marketing claims’ creating a ‘false image’. I will definitely not be purchasing Land O’ Lakes products ever again.

  • Trilby

    Thanks for a great article! I have found that the law surrounding the labeling of food as “Natural” or “All Natural” is very vague. A product can have one “natural” ingredient, for instance walnuts, but everything else in it could be GMO, non-organic or almost whatever else the manufacturer wants to put in there. One source of information is

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