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FTC Refuses Monsanto’s Request for Dairy Inquiry

10:23 AM MDT | September 14, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that dairies that advertise their milk as free of synthetic growth hormones have not violated federal advertising restrictions, denying 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 markets it under the trade name Posilac. Monsanto asked FTC and FDA in February to investigate dairy labeling claims. The company told the agencies that “consumers are being...

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