PLEASANTON, Calif. — Butter, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt are among 100 Lucerne-brand items that are now rBST-free at Safeway banners. Lucerne-brand milk has been rBST-free for several years. “All are made with milk from farmers who pledge not to treat their cows with the artificial growth hormone rBST,” the Safeway blog reads. Recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), a synthetic version of a hormone found in cattle, is used by many commercial dairies to ...

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