CENTRAL VALLEY DAIRY CO-OP GOES RBST-FREE VISALIA, Calif. — Citing pressure from retailers including Vons and Safeway, California's Central Valley dairy co-op has announced that it will phase out the use of rBST, the controversial artificial growth hormone. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that rBST is safe to use in dairy production, consumer concern about the artificial hormone has been growing recently, and its use in many conventional dairy operations is often ...

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