Friday, January 16, 2009

Got Too Much Milk? 

Several years after the introduction of growth hormone into the diets of dairy cattle, there is an oversupply of milk. An earmark has been proposed to spend more money (after all, what is the legislature there for but to throw money at our problems)? This money would pay farmers to kill their dairy cows.

The solution is obvious. Ban growth hormone in the feed. This would ensure that the milk is safer for consumers, probably improve the cow's situation (who wants to stumble around the pasture every day carrying twice as much milk as the girls were designed to handle?) and it would solve the problem of oversupply.

Wouldn't cost a dime, unless you count those donated to legislative campaigns all across the U.S. by the manufacturers of the chemical.

So, maybe it is, indeed, very costly...

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