Since bovine growth hormone obtained FDA approval in 1993, three troubling health trends have developed. Cancer cases continue to grow, obesity has become an epidemic and early onset puberty has become the norm. Related? Perhaps, perhaps not.
You can be the authority on this as you read through the following truths about the substance known as BGH, or rBGH, but whatever judgment you come to, you’ll probably agree that keeping this substance far away from you and your family is good practice.
Bovine Growth Hormone is a GMO, and Monsanto created rBGH to stimulate milk production in cows, well, that’s a subtle way of putting it.
Bovine growth hormone occurs naturally in cows, the same way human growth hormone occurs naturally in humans, but to make it more effective Monsanto genetically modified BGH to create recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, or rBGH or rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin).
This more potent GMO version of BGH is not a naturally occurring substance and does more than increase old Bessie’s milk production, and it was banned in the European Union and around the world, although it was originally approved by numerous countries soon after its release.
rBGH has since been banned by the European Union, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Israel, and most of these prohibitions went into force in 2000, some earlier, and it didn’t take their scientists long to figure out that this stuff isn’t quite right.
Medical experts claimed it unsafe, and in 2007, Dr Samuel Epstein exposed the dangers of rBGH in his book, “What’s in your milk?”.
This book reveals the science, politics, and corporate greed behind the creation and approval of rBGH. Since then, numerous milk farmers have chosen to sell only rBGH-free milk, and Monsanto sold its rBGH business unit to Eli Lilly, but don’t be deceived, it’s still out there and expected to remain out there and in the food supply chain until a complete prohibition is set.
Milk from cows treated with rBGH contains greater levels of IGF-1, and the American Cancer Society reported early investigations linked IGF-1 as a contributor to tumour development, particularly breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, and while investigation has not clarified the connection, continuing efforts support these investigations.
Insulin-like growth factor has an abundance of problems, and a published scientific study centred on the relationship of IGF-1 (and IGF-2) to breast cancer tumour development.
These insulin growth factors are known to spur cell differentiation, and it seems IGFs have a bizarre interplay with estrogen which may contribute to tumour development in women.
A 2013 study assessed the relationship between IFG and prostate cancer. Little if any IGF was seen in healthy prostate tissue, and advanced tumours confirmed a high presence of IGF-1, while smaller localized prostate cancer tumours exhibited a lesser quantity of IGF-1. Ultimately the investigation concluded greater concentrations of IGF-1 do have a correlation to the presence of prostate cancer.
Like prostate cancer, advanced colorectal cancers have shown a direct correlation with higher levels of IGF-1, and one particular study confirmed higher levels in men, patients over 60 and those with cancers originating from damage to the mucus layer of the colon, and researchers discovered IGF-1 levels can indicate and further identify the presence of colorectal cancers.
Although not one of the original cancers connected to insulin-like growth factor, research from China had discovered that IGF-1 plays a vital part in non-small cell lung cancer. Lung cancer cases in the study had much higher blood serum levels of IGF-1 than the control group.
And while this research was relatively new, it did imply that IGF-1 might play a larger role in cancers than earlier thought, and it further increases additional concerns and issues about the role of increased consumption of IGF as a consequence of genetically modified cows.
FDA and Monsanto scientists determined the rBGH used on cows wouldn’t transfer or harm humans, particularly through milk. They further said that bovine growth hormone wouldn’t harm humans even if ingested, but a case documented in 2011 implies otherwise.
A 33-year-old man found himself in the ER describing a variety of symptoms including nausea, headaches, blurry vision, and more. In the course of the examination, the patient admitted taking anabolic steroids, which included bovine growth hormone.
Evidently, bodybuilders know something more about the impact of bovine growth hormone on humans than government and corporate researchers, as a consequence of the use, this man started a new life with diabetes, and while this was a pretty unusual case, it does confirm that bovine growth hormone whether introduced through milk, which we were assured it wouldn’t be, or through other means can have dangerous impacts on human health.
Cows given rBGH are more prone to develop mastitis, swelling and infection of mammary tissue, and early investigations discovered this led to bacteria and possible pus in milk, and while laws banned the distribution of tainted milk, the plain fact is that milk from cows treated with rBGH are more inclined to suffer contamination than others, and this is why the European Union and other countries banned it.
rBGH also causes an extensive array of health problems for cows, necessitating the use of antibiotics. Fortuitously, most farmers label their milk, so it is easy to obtain non-rBGH/rBST milk. Of course, the simplest way is to purchase organic or raw. Better yet, choose organic goat’s milk.
Whether you believe this or not, messing with hormones is very dangerous… period!
But infertility and sterility in young boys and men have been linked to hormone injections into cows, and have you watched what these injections do to the animals? But birth control is the actual issue here and how to keep a population down without calling it genocide.