Grande skim vanilla latte—hold the hormones!



Starbucks recently re-promised to completely stop using milk from cows who’ve been given the growth hormone rBGH, which increases milk production but also causes health problems which may or may not affect caffeine addicts. They recently cut back on the tainted milk, but that’s not good enough for the people at Sustainable Table and Food & Water Watch.

If you simply don’t want to drink growth hormones, we recommend The City Bakery, where the milk’s not just hormone-free, but organic and local, from Ronnybrook Farm. We don’t know if growth hormones cause cancer, but real milk sure does taste good.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 23, 2007

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