Do I Need Hormone-Free?
Hormones (sometimes labeled as rBGH) are frequently given to cows to help increase the amount of milk they make. Studies haven’t found that this does any real harm to the cows, but some people feel it’s inhumane to do so. Studies have also found that hormone-treated cows don’t have increased levels of hormone in their milk compared to cows not treated with hormones. In addition, no studies have shown that milk from cows treated with hormones causes any health problems in people who drink it.