While Starbucks claims to care about environmental and health issues, the truth is in their milk.
Starbucks uses milk from cows that are injected with a growth hormone known as rBGH or rBST to speed up their milk production. Tell Starbucks this is unacceptable! >>
These growth hormones are known to harm cows and could pose health risks to humans. But factory farms continue to use them as an attempt to increase their profitability. Starbucks lets them get away with using the damaging hormones by serving this milk to millions of unknowing consumers!
The use of rBGH increases the rate of udder infections in cows, and contributes to the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria. What’s more, injections of rBGH raise the levels of another hormone called IGF-1 in the cow and its milk. Too much IGF-1 in humans is linked to increased rates of colon, breast and prostate cancer.
The rBGH hormone is banned in Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all 25 countries in the European Union. But the United State’s Food and Drug Administration ignores the growing controversy, allowing the damaging growth hormone to be used.
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Starbucks uses milk from cows treated with the hormone rBGH. This is bad for cows, humans AND the environment!