Last week, Sinton Dairy Foods, joined the growing number of companies that have said no to synthetic hormones.

The Colorado Springs company says it launched its new product line in response to increasing consumer demand. All 1,700 items sold in 17 states under the Sinton brand name are now produced with milk from cows that were not supplemented with the synthetic hormone marketed as Posilac.

According to an article in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Sinton officials have obtained signed affidavits from the producer members of the cooperative which supplies their milk. All have pledged not to use the synthetic hormone to increase milk production.

Sinton plans to charge consumers a premium of 10 cents per gallon for the rbST-free milk. All manufactured products will see a price increase also.

To read the article, go to: http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1329553&secid=1

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