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Why do we think rBGH-free dairy products are so important?
Milk from rBGH-treated cows contains higher levels of Insulin Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), a hormone considered to be a high risk factor for breast, prostate, colon, lung, and other cancers. Cows given rBGH also experience higher rates of mastitis, a painful udder infection. These cows are treated with antibiotics, which ultimately end up in the milk they produce, and facilitate the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which poses a health issue for humans. Using rBGH has also been linked to an increased incidence of birth disorders in calves. Since the introduction of rBGH injections in the dairy industry, the number of calves born with birth defects to dairy cows has increased significantly. Other side effects of rBGH in dairy cows include hoof problems, increased pus in milk, heat stress, and gastrointestinal problems. Who needs it? Not us.
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New Century FarmMiles to Market - 140
Dean Dickel didn't set out to be an egg farmer. Years ago, he was growing conventional grains in Iowa, when something funny started to happen. He and his family started feeling poorly. A lot of farmers would shrug it off. Not Dean. He wondered if the chemicals he used might be making his family sick. That’s when Dean stopped using toxic pesticides and fertilizers and made a commitment to use organic practices.Go to Complete Vendor Profile
Carr Valley CheeseMiles to Market - 143
Sid Cook is the Willy Wonka of cheesemakers with more than 65 cheeses on his production schedule. Carr Valley offers everything from their one-of-a-kind artisan Gran Canaria cheese to blocks of cheddar. No matter what your cheese craving is, chances are Carr Valley makes it.Go to Complete Vendor Profile
Uplands CheeseMiles to Market - 130
The owners of Uplands Cheese believe that the old methods of farming produce better tasting cheese. They realized that their farm’s milk had unique flavor properties due to the fresh grasses, herbs and wildflowers upon which the cows graze. So began the development of Pleasant Ridge Reserve Gruyere cheese.Go to Complete Vendor Profile