Rachel's Democracy & Health News #858, June 8, 2006


[Rachel's introduction: Our story last week about Monsanto's hormone- treated milk was accurate, but the introduction we added to the story was not.]

Last week in our introduction to the story linking Monsanto's milk additive, bovine growth hormone (rBGH, also known as rBST), to a five-fold increases in the chances of a woman giving birth to twins, we mischaractertized the study described in the story. The story that we ran was accurate, but our introduction to the story erroneously stated that the study being reported compared women drinking Monsanto- treated milk against women drinking normal milk. In fact the study compared women drinking Monsanto-treated milk against women drinking no milk.