|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
Squirts of NOTMILK Wisdom
April 1999 Daily Dairy Diary Squirts of NOTMILK Wisdom (SHORTCUT: Click on day to go there!) 30 A POSSIBLE MILK LINK TO PROSTATE PROBLEMS 29 EAT ICE CREAM AND GET SKINNY! 28 MAYO HEALTH NEWSLETTER 27 ACTIVISTS DUMP MILK 26 All the "T" in China? 25 Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/042599.html 24 Answering an Email detractor 23 Novel solution to end the KOSOVO conflict 22 Milk Stats/ 21 GOT MILK? Something may be bugging you! 20 UN-American cheese 19 Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer 18 Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/041899.html 17 Got milk? Get irritable bowels! 16 You are what you drink 15 Marr Nealon comments, and the Milkweed 14 GOTMILK vs NOTMILK vs REALMILK 13 Jane Brody (NYT) gets it wrong again! ***************************************************************** 30 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 30, 1999 A POSSIBLE MILK LINK TO PROSTATE PROBLEMS Last week, the Associated Press reported that prostate problems were triggered by stress. The hormonal connection uncovered by science writer Lauran Neergaard is just one vital clue missed by a group of government scientists performing their absurd scientific study. STRESS, PROSTATE DISEASE EXPLORED Dr. Leroy Nyberg of the National Institutes of Health subjected laboratory rats to anxiety-filled situations. He observed that PROLACTIN levels increased in stressed animals and that prolactin was involved in the inflammation of the prostate gland. SCIENTISTS TORTURE ANIMALS Oh, the things scientists do to creatures in the name of science. Did the scientists expose these poor rats to Monica Lewinsky/Linda Tripp hearings? That would have been stressful for me to watch. Did they tell them that their Purina rat chow was genetically engineered? No, they built conical traps and put the rats inside. Unable to escape, trapped like the rats that they were, these poor animals became "STRESSED." Their PROLACTIN levels were then measured and the momentous CONCLUSION was made: STRESS CAUSES SECRETION OF INCREASED LEVELS OF PROLACTIN WHICH ENLARGES PROSTATE GLANDS IN MALE RATS WHAT DID THE SCIENTISTS MISS? Do human males eat prolactin? You bet your sweet ice cream cones they do! Every sip of milk contains 59 different bioactive hormones. Cheese and ice cream contain concentrated amounts of hormones. Endocrinologist Clark Grosvenor published a review of the known hormones and growth factors in milk ("Hormones and Growth Factors in Milk," Endocrine Reviews, volume 14, number 6, 1992). His list of hormones includes prolactin (PRL): http://www.notmilk.com/deb/013199.html Check the list and you will confirm this very powerful hypothalamic hormone: PROLACTIN GOT BEN & JERRY'S? GOT PROSTATE PROBLEMS! Robert Cohen 29 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 29, 1999 EAT ICE CREAM AND GET SKINNY! THE MORE YOU EAT, THE MORE YOU LOSE! Can you believe this claim? Here's another CLASSIC new study, founded by the US National Dairy Council. THE MILK PRODUCER'S CLAIM? MILK HELPS CONTROL WEIGHT! Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana discovered that a high consumption of calcium slows weight gain for women, aged 18 to 31. Dorothy Teegarden, assistant professor of foods and nutrition, claims: "Our study is the first to show that, when overall calorie consumption is accounted for, calcium not only helps keep weight in check, but can be associated specifically with decreases in body fat." The two-year study looked at 54 women. That group of women who consumed less than 1900 calories per day either lost weight or did not gain weight. Amazingly, these "SUBJECTS" weighed less than 130 pounds each at the start of the study. WHERE DID THESE VOLUNTEERS COME FROM? Anorexics-anonymous? Ex-models from the Ford agency? The DAIRY COUNCIL recently criticized the HARVARD NURSE'S STUDY, which included 120,000 subjects, yet expects us to believe that a 54 subject two-year study is credible. Women eating substances containing fat, cholesterol and growth hormones are expected to lose weight? GOT CREDIBILITY? GOT CHUTZPA? Robert Cohen 28 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 28, 1999 Last week the MAYO HEALTH NEWSLETTER was asked: "My young son was just diagnosed with a milk allergy. What can a person use in place of milk?" THE MAYO ANSWER: "Proteins found in cows' milk may trigger allergic reactions in some people. Whey proteins (beta-lactoglobulin and beta- lactalbumin) and casein are the primary proteins that trigger allergic responses." Milk allergy is not the same condition as lactose intolerance. People with milk allergy should eliminate milk and foods made with milk from their diet. Despite commonly held beliefs to the contrary, heated forms of milk - such as condensed, evaporated, dry and pasteurized - all may provoke allergies in sensitive people. In addition, processed foods may have milk-containing ingredients, and "non-dairy" products may contain casein - one of the major milk allergens. MAYO HEALTH LETTERS ARE NOT SIGNED BY SPECIFIC DOCTORS. THEY ARE SIGNED: "MAYO HEALTH CLINIC" Therefore, these opinions must be the general belief of one of the well- respected medical clinics in America. DON'T THEY GET IT? CASEIN is the most allergenic of food substances. Allergists test clients for reactions to lactose, yet rarely test for CASEIN intolerance. WHY IS THAT? Because (DRUM ROLL): Everybody is CASEIN INTOLERANT. All humans produce histamines, then mucus after eating milk, cheese, ice cream or any dairy product. We take for granted our phlegm and poor bowel movements. THE CURE? Give up all milk and dairy for just five days and discover the fountain of youth. Eat just one slice of pizza and note the difference in how you feel just twelve hours later. Robert Cohen 27 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 27, 1999 ACTIVISTS DUMP MILK Two very courageous activists recently took on a security force of 200 of MONSANTO'S "finest." MONSANTO'S STOCKHOLDER MEETING Last week, Steve Cassilly stood and faced one of the most powerful men in the world: Robert Shapiro, president of MONSANTO. Cassilly asked: "There are real safety concerns about Monsanto's blatant refusal to label their genetically altered food. This is being voiced by people all over the world....And your company wants to deny them their rightful choice.. If your food products are so great, why don't you advertise them as genetically enhanced?" MONSANTO RESPONDS "I will get to that later," Shapiro retorted. LATER Shapiro refused to answer the question put to him. Cassilly continued to prod him for an answer. He added, "Hey Bob, I would like an answer to my question." In protest, Cassilly then poured a container of milk onto the carpet saying loudly, "This is what I think of your hormones in our milk." Stockholders watched as Cassilly then dismissed himself from the meeting escorted by a number of security personnel and eventually by local authorities. WHY THE TOTALITARIAN TACTICS? Some stockholders commented on the intense levels of security at the stockholder meeting. One asked Shapiro, "With so many guards, how did those people ever manage to throw a pie in your face?" Another anti-genetic engineering activist, Tammy Shea, commented: "With over 200 security guards, they outnumbered Steve and me 100 to 1. Guards followed me wherever I went." Monsanto security had attempted to block her entrance into the meeting. When she connected them by phone to her stockbroker, they reluctantly allowed her to enter the meeting. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Shea, 314-458-5026 (voice/fax); Don Fitz, 314-727-8554 Robert Cohen 26 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 23, 1999 ALL THE "T" IN CHINA? That might very well be... if T = toxins, testosterone, tuberculosis and toxicological nightmares. DON'T OPEN THE FORTUNE COOKIE! The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has declared May 18, 1999 as "WORLD MILK DAY." Does milk go down well with fortune cookies? To arouse the public's awareness, the Chinese equivalent of America's USDA will carry out activities on World Milk Day to distribute knowledge (propaganda) about milk and other dairy products. Xu Dingyi, director of the National Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service with the Ministry of Agriculture expects that China will further expand its collaboration with foreign countries in the next decade to boost the development of domestic dairy production. China plans to import "more world advanced techniques" and equipment and also welcomes foreign investors to set up ventures in China, Xu told China Daily yesterday. ALL THE BS-T IN CHINA? Perhaps "advanced techniques" include genetically engineered bovine somatotropin (Bs-t). The World Food Program and the European Union have provided budgetary support of $200 million dollars to help renovate dairy production techniques and dairy management in China from feed research to dairy processing. HOW MUCH MILK DO THE CHINESE CURRENTLY DRINK? The per capita consumption of dairy products in China is only 14.5 pounds per year. The world average level stands at 220 pounds per person per year. About 20 dairy production bases (factory farms) will be constructed by the end of next year. WILL THE CHINESE END UP WITH EGG FOO YUNG ON THEIR FACES? The ministry has scheduled the International Conference and Exhibition on Dairy Products in Beijing next year. The theme of the event, the first of its kind in China, will be "Milk and Human Health". The Chinese people should learn a lesson from their Japanese neighbors. JAPAN GOT MILK! SAYONARA, GOOD HEALTH! In Japan, every year since 1946, tens-of thousands of persons have been interviewed and their diets carefully analyzed along with their weights and heights and other factors such as cancer rates and age of puberty (the last measured by the onset of menstruation in young girls). The results of this study were published in PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (Yasuo Kagawa, Vol. 7, 205-217, 1978). According to this study, the per-capita yearly dietary intake of dairy products in 1950 was only 5.5 pounds. Twenty-five years later the average Japanese ate 117.4 pounds of milk and dairy products. >From 1950 to 1975, cerebral vascular disease (strokes) increased 38 percent. Heart disease increased 35 percent. Breast cancer rates increased 77 percent. Colon cancer increased 77 percent. Lung cancer increased by three hundred percent. RATE OF PUBERTY DECREASED In 1950, the average twelve-year old girl was 4'6" tall and weighed 71 pounds. By 1975, the average Japanese girl, after guzzling a daily diet of milk and dairy products containing 59 different bioactive hormones, had grown an average of 4 1/2 inches and gained 19 pounds. In 1950, the average Japanese girl had her first menstrual cycle at the age of 15.2 years. Twenty five years later, after a daily intake of estrogen and progesterone from milk, the average Japanese girl was ovulating at the age of 12.2 years, three years younger. Robert Cohen 25 -------------------------------------------------------------- Weekly column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/042599.html 24 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 24, 1999 Letter to the ANTIDAIRY Coalition Occasionally the NOTMILKMAN ("moi") receives an engaging letter. The following, written by a veterinary student, stands on its own. My comments are inter-spaced within the letter in CAPS. Paul B., a student attending Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, wrote: Dear Sir, I have several questions for you: 1) Do you draw a distinction between mother's milk and cow's milk in terms of purulent content? DEAR PAUL, THE DICTIONARY IMPARTS TWO MEANINGS FOR THE WORD "PURULENT." DEFINITION #1: FULL OF PUS DEFINITION #2: CORRUPT, ROTTEN (DEFINITION #1) I DRAW A DISTINCTION BETWEEN HUMAN BREAST MILK WHICH I FIND TO BE NATURE'S PERFECT FOOD FOR A BABY HUMAN, AND COW'S MILK WHICH CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR ALL HUMANS. (DEFINITION #2) THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IS ROTTEN AND CORRUPT, BUYING INFLUENCE (GAVE RICHARD NIXON A $3 MILLION CASH GIFT, RECORDED ON A WATERGATE TAPE ON MARCH 23, 1971.) THEY PAY PEOPLE LIKE SPIKE LEE TO WEAR A PUSTACHE, WHILE 95% OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS CANNOT TOLERATE LACTOSE. WE WONDER WHAT INDUCED BILL CLINTON TO WEAR ONE WHILE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. CLINTON IS ALLERGIC TO MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS AND HIS MILK PUSTACHE AD WAS ANOTHER IN A LONG SERIES OF CLINTONESQUE PREVARICATIONS. (Paul continues): 2) If all bodily secretions are basically pus, as you propose, then we must concede that urine, semen, vaginal secretions, and feces are all basically the same. Basic chemical analysis proves that this is not true. You do the math. DEAR PAUL, THIS IS NOT ABOUT MATH, IT'S BIOLOGY. I NEVER CALLED ALL BODY DISCHARGES PUS. ZITS? NOW, THEY'RE PUS. MILK SOLD IN AMERICA MAY CONTAIN 750 MILLION PUS CELLS PER LITER. I DO NOT WRITE THE PUS STANDARDS; USDA DOES. (Paul continues): 3) What does your colon look like? Because your head is in a good position to assess it. DEAR PAUL, NEVER BEEN THERE, NOR DONE THAT. HOWEVER, I HAVE SEEN THE FILTERS THAT STRAIN SOME OF THE FECES AND BLOOD, MUCUS AND OTHER BOVINE GOODIES FROM LIQUID MILK BEFORE IT IS BOTTLED. WHAT COMES OUT OF A COW'S COLON OFTEN DRIPS DOWN HER QUARTERS INTO YOUR MILK. 4) As much as I disagree with your message, your website is well constructed and entertaining. But I realize that the credit should go to your webmaster. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT. DAVE RIETZ, TAKE A BOW! DAVE HAS HIS OWN WEBSITE AND YOU MIGHT VERY WELL ENJOY HIS AS MUCH AS MINE: http://www.dorway.com Robert Cohen 23 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 23, 1999 GOT MILK? HEAL BLISTERS Silly us; we thought that the only positive thing about milk was that if you drank it, you would look beautiful like Larry King and Donna Shalala who both posed for dairy industry milkstaches. THE ANTIDAIRY Coalition learns a lesson! The April 1999 issue of Men's Health (Vol. 14 Issue 3, p42), reveals that a milk compress relieves blister pains and promotes healing. They cite Kathy Fields, MD, University of California dermatology professor, who advises her medical students to soak future patient's blistering toes in cool milk for 15 minutes. What's next? Perhaps we'll soon be substituting butter for K-Y jelly. Hey, this could be fun. Black eye? Forget the steak. Apply a chunk of mozzarella cheese (not hot, out of the oven, though!) Instead of cold packs for muscle tears, we can use Creamsicles! DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? IGF-I in milk and dairy products is a powerful growth hormone. Can IGF- I restore damaged cells and promote growth? Absolutely! PRESCRIPTION FOR GOOD HEALTH? Aside to Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks and Calcium Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles: Next time you limp away from your arena of athletic competition and onto the injured reserve list... APPLY SOME BRIE TO THE KNEE! Can you just imagine the new Dairy Industry cheese ad? CHEDDAR CAN MAKE YOU BETTER! Proctologists of the world unite! You can offer yogurt enemas to Serbian and Albanian leaders, to Arabs and Jews, to all men and women who would hate their neighbors. This might make them all "regular guys!" Robert Cohen 22 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 22, 1999 HOW MUCH MILK DOES THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUME? HOW MANY POUNDS OF MILK ARE PRODUCED BY AMERICA'S COWS? In 1998, America's dairy cows produced 170 billion pounds of milk, an average of 650 pounds per American. It takes 21.2 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter, so the 4.5 pounds of butter each American consumed in 1998 converts to 95.4 pounds of milk used to make that butter. 10 pounds of milk are used to make one pound of hard cheese. 12 pounds of milk are used to make one pound of ice cream. In 1998, the average American drank nearly 200 pounds of liquid milk which contained 59 different hormones including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Seventeen percent of our milk consumption is skim milk; the other 83 percent includes whole milk or 2% milk containing dangerous animal fats and cholesterol. CONCENTRATED HORMONES, FAT AND CHOLESTEROL The following products contain concentrated amounts (after the water is removed) of hormones, fat and cholesterol. ICE CREAM, BUTTER AND CHEESE In 1995, the average American ate 4.5 pounds of butter (requiring 95 pounds of milk), 27.7 pounds of cheese (requiring 278 pounds of milk) and 15.9 pounds of ice cream (requiring 191 pounds of milk). Add to this the sherbet, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, powdered milk found in breads and cakes, casein from milk found in tuna fish (to hold the product together), and you find a society which is dosed every day with components that the medical establishment knows to be unhealthy. GOT MILK? Got hormones, fat and cholesterol! GOT ICE CREAM? Got concentrated hormones, fat and cholesterol! Robert Cohen 21 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 21, 1999 GOT MILK? SOMETHING MAY BE BUGGING YOU! "Wholesome" milk may contain streptococcus, staphlococcus, tuberculosis, clostridium, salmonella, E. coli and lysteria. However, if you've gotten food poisoning, chances are that Campylobacter is to blame. ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT WORK Campylobacter jejuni (C.j) is the most commonly reported bacterial cause of foodborne infection in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, a growing proportion of human infections caused by C.j are resistant to antibiotics. HOW MANY AMERICANS GET SICK FROM FOOD? The CDC estimates that 2.1 to 2.4 million cases of human illness are due to Campylobacter each year. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, high fever and abdominal pain. In one study, nearly 50 percent of C.j- infected patients reported a history of bloody diarrhea. CAMPYLOBACTER IN THE FOOD SUPPLY Surveys of agricultural products support epidemiological evidence implicating milk and dairy products, poultry and meat as sources of human infection. In one CDC study, 12% of milk samples from dairy farms in eastern Tennessee were contaminated with C.j. Milk usually contains bovine feces and pus; the latter often present in large amounts as a consequence of mastitis. In European nations, regulators do not allow more than 400 million pus cells per liter of milk. In America, FDA and USDA allow 750 million pus cells per liter. Colonies of bacteria double their number at room temperature every 20 minutes. Even at 40 degrees Fahrenheit (in the refrigerator) bacterial numbers can double every forty hours. One drop of sour milk can contain 50 million bacteria. After ten days in the refrigerator that number can grow to nearly one-billion bacteria. Rod-shaped bacteria form "spores" at the first sign of heat. "Spore" is the Greek work for "seed." When the milk cools, the seed grows back to its original form. On day ten you might dump your milk down the drain because of an offensive odor. On day nine, you might drink that same milk. It can take up to 45 days to develop symptoms and become sick from the milk you drink. Such is the case of the listeria bacteria. In February of this year, three hundred thousand cases of milk and dairy products were recalled from the 50 states in America as a result of listeria contamination. Robert Cohen 20 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 20, 1999 UN-AMERICAN CHEESE TRIVIA QUESTION: Who owns Kraft Foods? (Answer at the conclusion of this column...don't peek!) RHETORICAL QUESTION: What could be more American than American cheese? The people at KRAFT'S foods are a bit crafty on this issue! KRAFT'S American cheese "Single's" now contain: MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATES (MPC), (according to the April 1999 issue of MILKWEED, $35 per year - 608-455-2400). Where are milk protein concentrates produced? MILKWEED editor Pete Hardin reveals that MPC is "not commercially produced in the United States. MPC sources include New Zealand, Ireland and Eastern Europe." A representative from KRAFT FOODS recently joined me in attending a CODEX session in Washington, DC. Kraft does not believe that Americans have a right to know what is in the foods they eat. This company supports a no-labeling position for genetically engineered foods. http://www.notmilk.com/deb/041899.html KRAFT neither shows compassion to its consumers or to animals. A recent KRAFT (Shake'n Bake) television commercial depicted a de-feathered, beheaded chicken strapped to a vibrating machine, combining violence and disrespect for life. If you have something to say about un-American cheese or animal right's issues, call Kraft Foods Consumer Response 1-800-431-1003. Kraft Foods 1 Kraft Court Glenview Illinois 60025 Email: http://www.kraftfoods.com/cgi-bin/attmail.cgi ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION: KRAFT FOODS is owned by the Philip Morris, a multi-national holding company best-known for Marlboro cigarettes. In 1998 Philip Morris had sales of nearly $75 billion dollars. MORE FUN KRAFTINESS: Would you believe that Philip Morris had 90 registered federal lobbyists in 1997 and 150 registered lobbyists in 44 states in 1996? This and other fascinating facts are to be found at: http://www.essential.org/orgs/infact/pm-imbal.html Un-American cheese? Un-American influence? Sadly, very American. What chance do consumers have against such wealth and power? Robert Cohen 19 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 19, 1999 DAISY, DAISY, GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER, DO; ON A BICYCLE BUILT FOR GOO! I received an EMAIL from a dairy enthusiast that included evidence of milk's benefits. The article was published in the May, 1996 issue of the magazine, "Bicycling" (Vol. 38 Issue 5, p106, 2p, 1c. Section: Nutrition). The author relates discussions that she had with "bicycle enthusiasts" (about half of whom said that they do not do dairy). Here were two of the comments: "It makes me sick to my stomach," or "I feel like I'm going to spit a loogie after drinking it..." In the very next paragraph, writer Julie Walsh reports: "Because of these misconceptions, milk consumption has been declining for the last 30 years even though it's one of the most naturally nutritious beverages." The article's author misunderstood the message contained in her subject's own words. Bicyclists were revealing their own personal experience, not misconceptions. "It makes me sick to my stomach" is a very real response to milk consumption. Phlegm and mucus are very real reactions to milk, and many people are able to make the connection. BICYCLING MAGAZINE had the audacity to print: "The fact is that adults, especially hard-charging cyclists, need milk." The article then proceeds to debunk various myths. Among the absurdities of Julie Walsh's article is this not-so brilliant conclusion: "Because milk is 90% water, it can help cyclists stay hydrated." Dear Julie, Guess what else contains water? WATER! Bicyclists have water bottles attached to their bikes, NOTMILK! Imagine New York Marathon runners grabbing cups containing thick shakes or chocolate milk? Athletes know better than to drink milk before or during strenuous events. For an athlete, the GOT MILK question should be answered by: GOT MUCUS, PHLEGM, CONGESTION AND STOMACH DISTRESS. Robert Cohen 18 -------------------------------------------------------------- Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/041899.html 17 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 17, 1999 GOT MILK? GET IRRITABLE BOWELS! The mid-March issue of Wisconsin Agriculture Magazine (page 12 story by Joel McNair) tells the tale of Ruth and Dan Vosberg, two Wisconsin dairy farmers. There is a disease that strikes fear in the hearts of all dairymen and dairywomen: JOHNE'S (pronounced yo-nees). Johne's is caused by a bacteria called mycobacterium paratuberculosis (not-to-be confused with TB). There is evidence that humans get this disease from cows by drinking their milk. This bacterium affects both humans and cows equally with bouts of diarrhea and irritable bowels. I have written about the illness in two previous issues of the ANTIDAIRY Coalition column. I shUDDER at the thought of drinking body fluids from diseased animals. http://www.antidaitycoalition.com/062898.html http://www.notmilk.com/deb/080998.html I interviewed Dan Vosberg for today's "squirt" of NOTMILK wisdom. Dan and Ruth have two children, ages 9 and 5. The Vosbergs do all that they can to produce the most "wholesome" milk (according to their belief) possible. Their cows eat real grass, unlike most of America's dairy cows who eat hormone-laden feed. They refuse to use Monsanto's genetically engineered hormone because of their very real concern for human health. The Vosberg children once drank the milk produced on their farm. They no longer do. In 1998 only 187 of Wisconsin's 8,000 dairy farms were tested for mycobacterium paratuberculosis. This year nearly 1,000 farms have been tested. Dan told me that every Wisconsin herd tested this year contains animals who tested positive for these bacteria. In 1997, two of the 81 Vosberg cows tested positive for Johne's. In 1999, 42 were positive and officials estimated that up to two-thirds of his herd might be affected. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture called this rate of increase "one of the largest documented increases over such a short period of time." The United States Department of Agriculture came to Dan's farm and ordered him to "cull" fifteen cows. That means the animals were sent to MacDonalds. I asked Dan if he would eat their flesh and he quickly responded "No way." Animals infected with Johne's do not test positive until their second year. Dan slaughters his own cattle for his family's consumption. He uses young animals, not yet affected, or so he believes. I asked Dan what the solution to eradicate this problem might be and here is his response: "I wish that somebody would develop a test that could detect the disease a lot earlier so we could know what we are dealing with." Robert Cohen http://www.antidairycoalition.com http://www.notmilk.com 16 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 16, 1999 I drove the 250 mile five hour trip to Washington yesterday, arriving in time for a meeting that I will write about in Sunday's ANTIDAIRY Coalition commentary. Today, I want to share with you an experience that occurred on the return drive. Washington, DC does not have a baseball team and their fans root for the Baltimore Orioles. I am a New York Yankee fan and was lucky enough to be able to pick up the Yankee/Oriole game. As I left Washington, there was an enormous highway sign with a third baseman, horizontal to the ground, flying through the air making a diving catch. The billboard read: MILK: YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK. The player was Cal Ripkin, an old man playing a young man's game. Baltimore's hero broke Lou Gehrig's record for having played in the most consecutive baseball games, and has posed for a dairy industry milkstache. The dairy industry 'GOT MILK' brochure calls Ripkin a "REAL MAN." Cal Ripken, Jr., holding a baseball bat, smiles from inside the front cover and proclaims, "With all the skim milk I drink, my name might as well be Calcium Ripken, Jr." I listened to the game and was dismayed as the Yanks fell behind the Orioles 4-0. It wasn't until the third inning that my baseball daydream was answered. Two outs, Yanks had the bases loaded. Easy ground ball to Ripkin at third, he bobbled it allowing a run to score, then threw wildly to first base allowing two more runs to score. The next inning Ripkin stuck out with two men on base. He is currently batting .174 and his team (with the highest payroll in baseball) is currently in last place. YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK? Indeed! Perhaps Ripkin should take a close look in the mirror at what his milkstache represents. Eighty percent of milk protein is CASEIN, the same glue used to hold together wood in furniture. If you are what you drink, then the mucus from casein is bound to slow you down, Cal. Robert Cohen 15 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 15, 1999 Thanks to Marr Nealon, http://www.madcowboy.com, president of VOICE FOR A VIABLE FUTURE for sending us today's quote: "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules and have no respect for tradition or the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, or glorify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them...because they change things, they push the human race forward. Because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." ***************************************************************** MOM'S HABITS HAVE HUGE INFLUENCE ON CHILD'S MILK USE BLOCKBUSTER page one news in the April issue of Pete Hardin's MILKWEED, the best source of dairy industry news ($35 per year, The MILKWEED, P.O. Box 10, Brooklyn, WI 53521). The following story was reported by Kurt Graetzner, executive director of the National Fluid Milk Processors Education Program: "In homes where the mother is an obvious milk drinker, children drink and average of 45 gallons of milk annually (388 pounds of fluid milk per year!)" However... "In homes where the mother does not regularly drink milk, children consume an average of only 10 gallons of milk (86 pounds of fluid milk per year!)" It is clear who will be targeted for future dairy industry advertising and promotions. Moms? The ANTIDAIRY Coalition will be ready with the antidote! Robert Cohen 14 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 14, 1999 GOTMILK vs NOTMILK vs REALMILK You are invited to attend THE GREAT DAIRY DEBATE, an event that will reexamine the nutritional value of dairy with a multi-perspective panel. Decide for yourself: http://www.whymilk.com (Melissa Grossfeld's position) http://www.notmilk.com (Robert Cohen's position) http://www.realmilk.com (Sally Fallon's position) WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 1998 7:00 PM WHERE: LOEB Student Center, Top of the Park, 5th Floor 566 Laguardia Place at Washington Square, South New York City PARTICIPANTS: Robert "NOTMILKMAN" Cohen, Executive Director of the ANTIDAIRY Coalition and author of MILK-The Deadly Poison. QUOTE: "Whole milk contains virus, pus, bacteria, powerful growth hormones, proteins that cause allergic reactions, antibiotics, pesticides, fat and cholesterol. There is only one good reason to drink milk; by doing so you'll get a milk mustache and be beautiful like Spike Lee and Larry King." Sally Fallon, advocating organic unprocessed whole milk. QUOTE: "Pasteurization destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, alters vitamin B12, destroys vitamin B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Raw milk sours naturally but pasteurized milk turns putrid and processors must remove slime and pus from pasteurized milk by a process of centrifugal clarification." Melissa Grossfeld, advocating the consumption of modern dairy, pursuing an MS in Clinical Nutrition and Certification as a registered Dietician. She is a graduate assistant in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU and is a member of Kappa Omicron Mu & Nutrition Honors Society. QUOTE: (From the WHYMILK website) "Hey, everyone knows that milk's full of nutrients. But there are so many beverages in the cooler these days, why drink milk? Well, for starters, it's a great source of calcium, and it helps you build and maintain strong bones. Most people think it's especially important to drink milk when you're a kid. That's for sure. But here's a bulletin for ya: In order to keep your bones and body healthy, you should get the amount of calcium found in at least three 8 fl oz glasses of milk a day- -that's what's recommended by the National Institutes of Health. All those other drinks can't even touch milk when it comes to giving you a unique package of nutrients you're gonna need today, tomorrow and, yeh, for the rest of your life. Robert Cohen 13 -------------------------------------------------------------- DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 13, 1999 Jane Brody, New York Times "HEALTH WRITER," continues to extol milk's virtues. The Times publishes "ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT" while accumulating all the money that's fit to accept by running full-page milkstache ads. Brody was one of the first to knock Dr. Spock's view on milk and she was the first to promote the dairy industry's phony colon cancer/dairy study. http://www.notmilk.com/deb/101198.html In today's edition, the page F-6 headline alerts its readers: "AVOIDING CONFUSION ON SERVING SIZE IS KEY TO FOOD PYRAMID." One-half of the page contains a color photograph of twenty-five foods, each lined up in its respective food group. The top row is: MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS and the upper left most- conspicuous position is reserved for a glass of milk next to a bright red milk carton. Not only is the prominent placement reserved for milk, but the milk icon is also the tallest photograph! Which photos are the smallest of the twenty-five? The apple and glass of orange juice! Even the bowl of ice cream is larger than the broccoli, potato and fruit images. These events do not occur randomly. They are subliminal and they are brainwashing of the unhealthiest kind. End of April 1999 File (Beginning of the NOTMILK daily squirts.)Robert Cohen author of: MILK - The Deadly Poison
Dairy Education Board
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