I am a big fan of Breast Cancer Action, an organization that "challenges assumptions and inspires change to end the breast cancer epidemic." Their Think Before You Pink campaign is responsible for Yoplait's decision to go rBHG free by the end of August and Dannon following suit by the end of 2009. As you may know, Yoplait is a MAJOR benefactor of Susan G. Koman for the Cure, donating $0.10 per pink lid mailed in by buyers. Which means, instead of donating money to an organization that directly benefits breast cancer research, american consumers were buying $2 artificial yogurt filled with rBHG hormone, which is LINKED to the development of breast cancer, because the company would donate to Koman.
BC Action's newest campaign is partnering with Food and Water Watch to eliminate rBGH milk from school meal programs. We already know that most school meal programs feed children food high in fat, sugar and empty calories. Milk may be the only nutritious food kids receive during the day. The least we can do is make sure they aren't being exposed to hormones that are linked to breast cancer. Take action and tell Congress to allow schools to purchase artificial hormone-free and organic milk. Now. Please.