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Why should I consider organic milk for my children?

In 1993, the FDA approved the use of a product called recombinant bovine somatotrophin (rbST) to increase milk production in dairy cows. This additive increases the level of the hormone IGF-1 in milk. A natural and necessary hormone, IGF-1 has also been linked to a number of types of cancer: breast cancer, osteogenic sarcoma (the most common bone cancer in children), colon cancer, and lung cancer. Although research is in its early stages, prudent avoidance indicates that you should avoid serving your children milk and milk products from cows treated with rbST. Instead, buy milk and milk products that are certified organic because organic dairy farmers can’t treat their cows with rbST. If your local grocery store doesn’t stock organic milk, ask them to do so.
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