Kansas Mulls Rules on 'No Hormone' Label for Milk

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas regulators are considering tighter
rules for labeling dairy products that come from cows not injected
with artificial growth hormones.
Recombinant bovine growth hormone typically raises cows' milk
production by 5 to 15 percent.
The dairy industry argues it's misleading to label products as
``hormone-free.'' The industry pushed this year for legislation
making it unlawful to label any farm product with a claim that
cannot be confirmed by a laboratory.
But opponents of stricter labeling say the restriction would
makes it harder for smaller manufacturers who don't usethe
artificial hormone to market their dairy products.
A public hearing is planned for Dec. 2 in Topeka. The Kansas
Agriculture Department is also taking written comments on the

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus