Dr Desert Flower and I made our weekly pilgrimage to Trader Joe's to get dairy, wine, chocolate, and produce. I saw that they had Greek Yogurt on sale and it was 20 cents cheaper the the organic yogurt I usually buy, so I unthinkingly plunked a handful of Honey Greek Yogurt containers in the cart, without reading the packaging. I figured it would be good stuff, Trader Joe's isn't trying to poison me or feed me nasty additives.. are they?
Sunday, I was enjoying my first "Greek Style Nonfat Yogurt" (they didn't have any that were NOT 'non fat', or I would have opted for those), when I read the label:
"No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from cows treated with artificial hormones and those not treated with artificial hormones." (the curved surface doesn't want to clearly photograph, after 8 tries, this is the best I could get)
Ewwww! Why put rBGH in your cows? Other than to fatten them up, force them to make more milk, save a few pennies per gallon, and DRIVE AWAY health conscious, savvy consumers like me! What I have figured out at Trader Joe's, is that if it does not say "Organic" on the packaging, then it likely has artificial growth hormones, unnecessary antibiotics, HFCS, or other unnatural things that are installed only to make it cheaper to deliver to customers. Well, this customer is not interested in ingesting chemical compounds that I don't need or want, so I will continue to actively avoid such products, and warm others of lurking, insidious infiltrations such this rBGH in the yogurt. At Fresh & Easy, they advertise that they don't add superfluous preservative and chemicals that I don't want, but I bet there's probably hidden rBGH & antibiotics in their dairy products as well, unless stated otherwise clearly on the packaging. Going forward, I will be actively avoiding such infiltration, and read my dairy labels more clearly.
1 year ago