Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The Milk Debate, is it good science or misinformation?

Milk Getting Bad Rap from 'Animal Activists,' Says Dairy Council


The U.S. Surgeon General, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and many other reputable nutrition organizations confirm that milk and milk products are a good way for kids and teens to get the bone-building calcium they need.
In addition, the positive role of milk and milk products in the diet has been established through numerous clinical trials, which are considered the "gold standard" for evaluating cause-and-effect relationships, says the dairy group.

In the interest of being “Fair and Balanced”, the following info is from the “Not Milk” website.

Thank you, Dr. McDougall!


Dairy products were the foods most often recalled by theU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from the periodOctober 1, 1993 through September 30, 1998 because ofcontamination with infectious agents, mostly bacteria. (2)

They are commonly tainted with disease-causing bacteria,such as salmonella, staphylococci, listeria, deadly E. coliO1573 and Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (4) (possibly oneof the agents causing Crohn's disease; a form oflife-threatening chronic colitis), as well as viruses knownto cause lymphoma and leukemia-like diseases, and immunedeficiency in cattle.

If you have children and/or your family is big on dairy products, I would encourage you to spend some time reading about the links between current dairy products and obesity, as well as any other common disease that has been on the upswing in America during the past thirty years.

I would also encourage you to investigate the organic consumers link on my side bar.

You may justly feel an inability to control your destiny as a voter, but there is absolutely no excuse for feeling that way as a consumer.

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