As part of their collective commitment to health and wellness, Bon Appétit Management Company and Compass Group USA will contract to buy only yogurt from cows not treated with rBGH (also known as rBST) effective today.
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (OPSR), which facilitates a nationwide coalition opposing rBGH, commended today’s announcement from the two companies. According to Rick North, Oregon PSR’s Project Director, “Artificial growth hormone is known to cause harm to cows and may very well cause harm to humans. Congratulations to Bon Appétit Management Company and Compass Group for taking a stand on this issue. This change sends a clear signal to milk product manufacturers that major players in the food service industry want to serve products produced without rBGH, including yogurt. We applaud both companies for leading the industry another step in the right direction, making changes that support both animal welfare and human health.”
(2010) Another Victory for the Sustainable Food “Moo-vement”: Bon Appétit Management Company and Compass Group USA commit to buy yogurt from cows not treated with rBGH