Title

"Newsworthy" piece about Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy, which is being sued in U

Authors

Sean Donahue

Source

Mainebiz

Date

8-4-2003

Pages

3

Abstract

"Newsworthy" piece about Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy, which is being sued in U.S. District Court in Boston over the company's labels that advertise Oakhurst's commitment to using milk from hormone free cows. Monsanto, the nation's largest producer of growth hormones, contends that the Oakhurst labels imply that milk from artificial-hormone-free cows is better or safer, although scientific studies have found no difference in the milk from treated and untreated cows. Oakhurst president Stanley Bennett says his company doesn't make any claims regarding the science of growth hormones, and simply developed the label response to customer requests and questions about the company milk providers. Reporters from around the world have taken an interest in the case, party because of the contrasting size of the two litigants. Oakhurst has annual sales of about $85 million, and Monsanto is a $4.7 billion-a-year business.

Subjects

Actions and defenses, Advertising, Bovine sompatropin, Monsanto, Oakhurst Dairy Portland

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