rBST fight sweeps over the Midwest

On the tack board over my desk is a cardboard box from a Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia bar. I love Ben & Jerry’s, but it is a product I no longer buy because the company feel it is their duty to mislead consumers. On the box is a statement that says they don’t buy milk produced with growth hormones.

I don’t mind their choice to not use milk from cows that are given growth hormone; that is a production choice of that company. However, labeling their products with the fact, as if that makes their product somehow different from ice cream produced with milk from cows that are given the growth hormones is misleading customers.

There is no qualitative difference between the two milks, and to state that it is otherwise is a lie. Ben & Jerry’s insist on their right to lie to consumers.