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Washington Milk is rbST-free

Washington dairy is rbST-free
Washington’s dairy farm families are committed to producing wholesome, nutritious and safe dairy products.  We are equally committed to animal welfare, environmental stewardship and the communities we serve.  Because we want you to be confident in the dairy products you eat and drink, we want you to know about rbST—what it is; what research has shown about using rbST; and, ultimately, why Washington milk is rbST-free.
 

Milk and Early Puberty in Girls

It’s one of the most popular current misconceptions about milk:  that it causes early-onset puberty in girls – known clinically as precocious puberty.  This notion gained widespread exposure after the mid-1990s, when some animal-rights and anti-biotechnology advocates suggested a link between precocious puberty and consumption of milk from cows supplemented with recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST – also known as “bovine growth hormone”).  To those unarmed with the facts, such a suggestion had a certain plausibility:  an animal growth-inducing hormone, ingested via cow’s milk, mi

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