Episode 5

September 19, 2022


Monsanto 5: Bovine Growth Hormone

Monsanto 5: Bovine Growth Hormone
Busted Business Bureau
Monsanto 5: Bovine Growth Hormone

Show Notes

This one's a banger, no way around it. This one will give a detailed history of Monsanto's relationship with the FDA -- spoilers, it literally goes ALL the way back -- and how the FDA was complicit in the expediting of Bovine Growth Hormone. We also go on a very long tangent on if the father of food safety was a fellow homosexual (Because it's my podcast! And I get to do whatever I want!)

This episode is full of such compelling characters; it's a shattering reminder that there are always people fighting the good fight. Hope you're enjoying the season so far! My description-writing game has dramatically weakened. Need to redirect my brain power into the episodes lol. But if you like this podcast, please keep telling your friends! I can tell a lot of you have been already!! 

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  2. Harvey W. Wiley: An Autobiography, Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, New York: Bobs-Merrill Company 1930
  3. The 19th-Century Fight Against Bacteria-Ridden Milk Preserved With Embalming Fluid, Deborah Blum, Undark Magazine 2018
  4. The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin 2008
  5. Bovine Somatotropin (bST), FDA.gov April 2022
  6. Pushing RBST: How the Law and the Political Process Were Used to Sell Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin to America, David Aboulafia, PACE Environmental Law Review 1998
  7. Monsanto lobbying: an attack on us, our planet, and democracy, Nina Holland and Benjamin Sourice, Corporate EuropeObservatory 2016
  8. Torturing Animals with Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered Feed, Katherine Paul, Truthout 2013
  9. FDA Promotes Unsafe Milk Due to Industry Pressure, Jeffery Smith, Huffington Post 2000

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