VISALIA, Calif. -- Citing pressure from retailers, including Vons and Safeway, California‘s Central Valley dairy co-op said yesterday that it will phase out the use of rBST, the controversial artificial growth hormone that many large dairy operations use to get cows to produce more milk. 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 ...
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