somatotropin :

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soh muh to truh pin

  • n  a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans

  • As do at least 85% of Maine's milk producers, Nutting signs an affidavit each year vowing not to inject his cows with recombinant bovine somatotropin (RBST), a genetically .
  • The product is bovine somatotropin, a natural protein found in cattle that has been artificially mass-produced in the labs of several pharmaceutical firms.
  • We've called for labeling of BST bovine somatotropin milk because consumers have a right to know, even though--as we said--the hormone is not an imminent health hazard.

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