Drugs in Milk, Cheese, other Dairy? Just Say No.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 7, 2009
get elephant's newsletter

Good news: you can put Cabot on your safe to shop list.

I used to live in Vermont, and looooved Cabot Cheese. I even toured their HQ with a bunch of fellow Buddhist tikes. So I’m glad to hear they’re officially joined the list of dairies banning rgBH or rBGH or whatever that growth hormone crap is…I don’t want to know…I don’t want it. If you want to know more about it, click here. This excerpt is a testament to the power of conscious consumerism—ie, educated, caring shoppers driving the market, and not the other way around:

Cabot sales were at risk, and we were going to lose markets if we continued to accept milk from rbST-treated cows…Agri-Mark waited as long as it could to close the door on rbST, but the pressures coming back from consumers and retailers forced the cooperative to protect its Cabot brand.

I’m still wondering, however: does plastic wrap on cheese leech? Someone told me it did, and I haven’t been buying cheese, as a result, for a couple weeks now. Seems silly but I don’t want to be ingesting any more plastic crap than I already am.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Drugs in Milk, Cheese, other Dairy? Just Say No.”

  1. Sabrina O. says:

    Re: plastic wrap, even if the plasticizers leach into the cheese, you could cut the sides off, as I doubt it leaches any more than 1 mm or so into the (solid kind of) cheese.

    What about wax-coated cheese? Have to find the non-rBGH variety…

  2. Shamma Lamma Ding Dong says:

    God I F’in love Cabot Extra-Sharp.

    nom nom nom put it on a Triscuit, get in mah belleh!