Cornell University and Monsanto Corporation Promote Use of rBGH Claiming Reduction in Carbon Footprint of Dairy Farming. Cornell University and Monsanto Corporation Abuse Cattle and Humans.
In a research article titled, “The Environmental Impact of Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST) use in Dairy Production”, authored by Dale Bauman, Cornell University and Roger Cady, Monsanto Corporation, the claim is made that use of rBGH reduces the carbon footprint of dairy farming. This assertion is based in the increased quantity of milk that is produced per cow. Increased milk production per cow can conceivably reduce the energy input per unit of milk production. However, the reduction in quality of life for the cows and the reduction in quality of the milk produced via use of rBGH can not be surmounted by carbon footprint reduction. Use of rBGH is animal abuse. The dairy cattle, which are exploited using rBGH injections live short, painful lives that demand protestation from anyone who cares about the quality of life of farm animals. Additionally, consumption of the milk produced using rBGH has been shown to impose increased exposure to insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). Exposure to this growth factor has been associated with increased cancer risk.
Cornell University helped Monsanto Corporation obtain Food and Drug Administration approval of its version of rBGH. The Monsanto product was tested on cattle in studies conducted at Cornell University. Cornell University and Monsanto Corporation are responsible for the suffering of cattle that results from use of rBGH. These two abusive entities are also responsible for the suffering of the human beings who develop cancer as a result of exposure to IGF-1 present in milk produced using rBGH.