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FTC Refuses Monsanto's Petition to Investigate Milk Labeling

9:11 AM MDT | August 31, 2007 |

CW Editorial Staff

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that dairies that advertise their milk as free of synthetic growth hormones have not violated any federal advertising restrictions, refusing a Monsanto petition that had characterized those dairies’ claims as misleading consumers. Monsanto makes the synthetic growth hormone rBST, which is used to stimulate cows’ milk production and Monsanto markets under the trade name Posilac. Monsanto in February asked the FTC and FDA to investigate dairy labeling claims, saying the company was concerned that...

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