General Mills to stop use of rBGH milk in Yoplait

  • Article by: MATT McKINNEY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 9, 2009 - 10:18 PM
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bnbgoldmarkFeb. 10, 0912:10 AM

Let's hope others follow their lead.

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lacayenaFeb. 10, 09 3:19 AM

Once I heard about those hormones, I gave up yogurt so I am glad to know that one day I may feel safe eating something that is supposed to be so good for me. Where I am shopping in San Antonio TX, the milk brands without hormones are more expensive dairy products with extra things that don't belong are prevalent & I have to pay that higher price for something with less additives. Figure that out. Who believes in the USDA? Do they really have our wellbeing in mind?

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stylemirFeb. 10, 09 6:19 AM

... what other chemicals they're using in their products. I also wonder why it takes longer for cereal to get soggy than it used to.

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bminchowFeb. 10, 09 6:58 AM

... when people will start educating themselves about something instead of being ignorant. There are no artificial hormones in milk from cows treated with rBST. There are no 'chemicals' in milk from cows treated with rBST. There are no 'extra things' in milk from cows treated with rBST. The product allows farmers to produce more milk for a lower price which is then passed on to the comsumer. This is why 'clever' people pay more for milk that is marketed to them as being safer. If you have a problem with cows being treated in this manner, then you may have an argument against this product. Otherwise, you are just being marketed too. You know the price of yogurt will go up because of this right?

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sdsugojacksFeb. 10, 09 7:24 AM

BST and rBST when it is in a cows body is a hormone, hormones are synthesized into protiens. You cannot tell the difference between treated and untreated cows because of this and there is not difference at all in the milk. It is certainly not a chemical. It is 100 percent safe and healthy. Furthermore, the extra money you pay for milk from untreated cows doesn't go back to the farmer it goes to the company selling the milk, that is a crime in itself.

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stylemirFeb. 10, 09 7:29 AM

So how come I can't pronounce most of the other "ingredients" (read: chemicals) contained in a General Mills' product? Fine they're being "responsive" to consumers' demand to get rid of rBGH... what about the rest of it? Education is basically reading the label. And as for cost... It's overpriced due to very bad politics. Change that and natural products will be more affordable again.

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teambpsiFeb. 10, 09 7:33 AM

Really?? Seriously?? Think about who you're selling the product to? Do you think we want artificial anything in our yogurt?

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BeerwenchFeb. 10, 09 8:15 AM

It's a nice dream to think that big brother has our best interests in mind. Unfortunately there have been multiple examples where this is clearly not the case. In addition, think about why Canada, Austrailia, etc have banned those things. Keep buying your "cheap" (read federally supported) milk or think for yourself and support those farmers who are doing it the right way.

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scud13Feb. 10, 09 8:39 AM

It's all about how cheap GM can make a product. They will substitute based on bottom line not health to customers. That's why they use genetically modified products in cereal.

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millersbFeb. 10, 09 8:46 AM

I like Yoplait, but I didn't think about the rBST that might be in it. I try to buy milk without rBST because (as I understand it) the increased mastitis creates a greater amount of puss in the milk. The idea of eating or drinking puss... Yuck!

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