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BFGUITAR
05-23-2008, 04:41 PM
Personally, I can't stand the taste of U.S. milk. I have always wondered why milk in the U.S. was so much cheaper... do you think it has anything to do with bovine somatotropin growth hormone? In Canada use of that growth hormone for milk production is not aloud.

As well, my brother was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and ALWAYS had flare ups when we went to the U.S. We suspected it might be the milk and behold, it ended up being the problem. He can drink Canadian milk without problems but not American.

All I'm saying is if you are having problems with your milk and you live in the U.S. try buying "organic" milk or milk that didn't come from a cow injected with bovine somatotropin.

Spartan936
05-24-2008, 04:47 PM
good post. this is interesting. Fortunately, it looks like the milk I've been drinking is free of the stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_somatotropin#Human_health

Notorious
05-24-2008, 05:03 PM
Drinking milk with bovine somatotropin also means we're getting IGF-1 in our milk, which is good from a lifting standpoint. Of course, the amounts are probably negligible, but who knows?