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Big Food's 9 Dirty Secrets You Should Know About

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Last year, Big Ag and the food industry in general had successfully lobbied legislation in some states to prohibit undercover photos and videos from being taken of factory farming livestock scenarios and disallowed mainstream media outlets from receiving and displaying those photos or videos.

Fortunately, the outcry from many different sources, including mainstream media, First Amendment and food consumer activists, those "Animal Facility Interference" or "Ag Gag" laws were quickly repealed. Yet they are "creeping back," according to a report on AlterNet.

Nine examples of what the public isn't supposed to know

(1) Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH): It's injected into cows to force more milk production. Monsanto created it by combining cow DNA and E. coli (really). Now Eli Lily owns it.

It infects cows' udders, causing gross malformations and demands a plethora of antibiotic injections which furthers the creation of antibiotic resistant superbugs. It also leaves small amounts of pus in consumers' milk.



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