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every time I see USians paying half as much for milk products as we do I get upset.


I don't.

They allow growth hormones to be fed to dairy cows in the States. I personally, can't understand why people go to the States to buy milk of all things. And I have an anecdote about those hormones.

There are a few problems with this argument, but the main one is that we don't have to pay 2x the US cost of dairy products just because we don't want bovine growth hormone in our milk. BGH maybe decreases the cost of milk by 5% (although this is debatable), but not by 50%, and the principal reasons for the price difference are just climate and economies of scale, not BGH.

(The other problems with the argument: only about 15% of US cows are given BGH; the BGH doesn't get into the milk; even if it did, it isn't absorbed by humans; even if it was, it doesn't affect humans; Canada prohibited use of the recombinant form of BGH because of concerns for animal health, not human health, etc.)

Regards, DTM
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