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Facts About H1N1

September 17th, 2009

The Facts About H1N1
The following information was taken directly from the CDC Web site.  In addition, we’re offering two PDF’s that also offer an in-depth information on H1N1:

PDF 1: National Pork Board’s H1N1 Health Fact Sheet

PDF 2: NPB’s Biosecurity Recommendations for Producers

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The Facts About Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST)

April 20th, 2009

What is Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST)?
• Bovine Somatotropin (bST) is a protein molecule produced naturally by the cow and is essential for a cow to coordinate nutrient use and convert feed into milk.
• Cows with higher levels of bST are able to produce more milk.
• The same technology used to develop insulin [...]

The Facts About Hormones

April 20th, 2009

The Facts About Hormones
When the word hormone is said, it can spark a variety of thoughts and concerns. Whether it be unscrupulous athletes in the news or hormone-free labels on food, the connotation is often a negative one. A little science can go a long way in helping people understand the truth about hormones…what they [...]

The Facts About Milk Labels

April 20th, 2009

The Facts About Milk Labels
Consumers’ Right To Know is Improved When Information is Accurate and Complete!
Should marketers have the right to brand milk as antibiotic-free, hormone-free, rbST-free or pesticide-free? First, consider the following:

Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state laws (food codes) govern how food should (or shouldn’t) be labeled. Typically, provisions [...]

The Facts About Pasteurization

April 20th, 2009

What is pasteurization?

Pasteurization is the process of heating milk to a specified temperature and holding the milk at that temperature for a specified period of time. Pasteurization will kill most bacteria in milk, including bacteria that can cause human illness. These include diseases such as Tuberculosis, Listeriosis, Salmonellosis, Brucellosis, E. coli O157 and Q fever [...]



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