bovine growth hormone

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David Collerd Prof. Maureen Ronua Chemistry in the Kitchen 17 September 2007 Good or Bad: Bovine Growth Hormone As the demand for the production of bovine meat and milk increased farmers across America turned to science create a hormone that not only increases the size of the cows but also the amount of milk that they produce. Since then questions have been raised about if it is healthy eat or drink food that has come from cows that have been injected with the Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) also known as Bovine Somatotropin. But also questions have been raised if it is healthy for the cows that have been injected with BGH. There two controversies about BGH one being that it is a health concern to humans, and the other is the health effect that it has towards cows. Bovine Growth Hormone is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by cows. However scientist have come up with recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which increase the size of cows and a second one: recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST) which is used to increase that amount of milk production in cows. Health effects on cows are varied and effect almost all parts of the body.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course FYS 220 taught by Professor Ronau during the Fall '07 term at Conn College.

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