Like any junkie, cows hooked on BGH tend to get sick, mostly with mastitis, an infection of the udder. Treatment of mastitis requires liberal doses of antibiotics. The antibiotic injected into the cow passes on to the human consumer, and thus contributes to the process whereby more and more bacteria are building up greater resistance to antibiotics.
Corporations want to control our lives, whether they’re agribusiness, technology or big pharma— getting bigger, getting more control and having too much influence over legislation. They really don’t care about how they make their profits, only how much they make. Perhaps it’s time for a Farm Labor Party that works for working people?