Shift to milk from cows fed non-GMO feed increases environmental footprint

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Several large yogurt companies have released statements that they would be moving to using milk from cows that have not been fed GMO feed. The reality is that 90 percent of the U.S. cattle feed is made from genetically enhanced sources — which has been scientifically proven with more than 30 years of data and research — there is no difference in cattle whether they received non-gmo or GE feed — these companies are going to have import milk products to achieve their goal. Cooperative Extension Specialist for Animal Biotechnology and Genomics at the University of California-Davis Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam who did the research study says:

. . . . So when companies swap over to alternate production systems in the absence of any evidence that there is anything wrong with existing one. That they are more or less just saying, ‘We really don’t care about the science.’ Actually what concerns me is that we are shifting to less productive production systems and that has huge environmental impacts on the footprint of our food. . . .

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