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Unsafe Levels Of Dioxin Have Been Found In Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream

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posted on Dec, 20 2004 @ 06:01 PM
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How About A Nice Bowl Of Vanilla Puss? No?
How About A Nice Bowl Of Vanilla Ice Cream does that sound better, well just have a little read below.
I'm glad I cut all dairy product out of my diet, they just seem to put more and more crap in food today, for the almighty dollar, it's enough to make you sick











EMERGENCY WARNING!

Unsafe Levels of Dioxin have been found in Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream.

Ben & Jerry are environmental activists, and use milk from the healthiest cows. Imagine what is in the concentrated cheese and ice cream made from the average dairy cow?

Unsafe levels of dioxin were measured in a sample of Ben & Jerrys brand ice cream, according to a new study published on Junkscience.com.




"The level of dioxin tested in Ben & Jerry's was almost 200 times greater than the "virtually safe [daily] dose" determined by the EPA, said Michael Gough, lead study author. Gough is a former government scientist who chaired the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advisory panel on the effects of dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange on U.S. Air Force personnel in Vietnam. Unsafe Levels of Dioxin have been found in Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream
Source: www.notmilk.com...


"The only safe level of dioxin exposure is no exposure at all."



Dioxin in Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

By Michael Gough and Steven J. Milloy(1)

Summary:

Unsafe levels of dioxin were measured in a sample of Ben & Jerrys brand ice cream, A sample of Ben & Jerry's "World's Best Vanilla" ice cream was tested for the presence of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and related chemicals ("dioxin") by an independent laboratory.

On a total weight basis, the sample tested had 0.790.38 parts per trillion (ppt) Toxic Equivalents (TEQ) of dioxin. The concentration of dioxin in the sample's lipids was 5.11.3 ppt TEQ. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc. states in promotional literature "The only safe level of dioxin exposure is no exposure at all."
Assuming the measurement is correct and sample tested is representative of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and based on U.S. Government information about the potential health effects of dioxin, Ben & Jerry's ice cream may cause about two hundred of cases of cancer among its consumers. According to a new study published on Junkscience.com




ATS
Have a glass of PUS, and wear a Milk mustache today,


[edit on 20/12/2004 by Sauron]




posted on Dec, 20 2004 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by Sauron

Unsafe levels of dioxin were measured in a sample of Ben & Jerrys brand ice cream, according to a new study published on Junkscience.com.

[edit on 20/12/2004 by Sauron]


Ah another peta site with their garbage.


Assuming the measurement is correct and sample tested is representative of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and based on U.S. Government information about the potential health effects of dioxin, Ben & Jerry's ice cream may cause about two hundred of cases of cancer among its consumers.[quote/] emphise is mine.

Note they use the word assuming, why is that? Because Peta does not know if the messurement is correct that is why. But what they hey put it out on the internet anyway.



posted on Dec, 20 2004 @ 06:39 PM
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I dont take Peta Propaganda as facts, I'd rather see a more reliable source then some .com Pro-PETA junk site.



posted on Dec, 20 2004 @ 06:47 PM
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Oh yeah. How to make Ben & Jerry's look foolish 101. Milloy does not believe that dioxins cause cancer so when B & J's website noted that all dioxins are dangerous, at any level - Milloy couldn't wait to show that B&J doesn't practice what it preaches.

Something to consider:


Both are now supported by a corporate front group, the Cato Institute, which is funded by industry and right-wing foundations to produce what can only be described as anti-environmental propaganda.

Milloy is a paid FoxNews.com commentator and played a crucial role as a "science expert" and lobbyist for tobacco companies in orchestrating the industry's "scientific" attack on public health concerns about tobacco and the risks of second-hand tobacco smoke.

*snip*

Gough is a microbial geneticist. However, like Milloy, he too is supported by the Cato Institute. Gough is known for overseeing a government panel that asserted Agent Orange caused no adverse health effects in veterans. He also has claimed that the risk of cancer from dioxin "may be zero."



More on this soap opera can be found - here

B.


edit: clarification

[edit on 12/20/04 by Bleys]



posted on Dec, 20 2004 @ 06:56 PM
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The problem with Ben & Jerry's is it's not the "best" ice cream, though I doubt it will leave you impersonating a "Y" candidate for Ukrainian political office.

A more "Conservative" alternative, and better tasting:

www.starspangledicecream.com...



posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 06:25 PM
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Notmilk.com eh? Wow, those PETA people are way out of controll. But they way I look at it, that means there is that much more USDA Prime steaks floating around for my consumption.

Back on topic. People seem to forget that Ben and Jerry's is really just like any other heartless corporation these days. Maybe they just got a batch of bad milk. However, they should be ablt to track the lot numbers of the icecream to the dairy and figure out where the cows grazed to do some test. Isnt thier milk organic? Or at least hormone free at any rate.

Reminds me of a simpsons episode: They did a comercial spoof about a new beverage: "Brewed by hippies, but distrubuted by a heartless corporation"



posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by Mirthful Me
The problem with Ben & Jerry's is it's not the "best" ice cream, though I doubt it will leave you impersonating a "Y" candidate for Ukrainian political office.


Oh but the marketing possibilities
"When I want to try to kill off my politcal opponent I send over a case of Cherry Garcia. Now with PCB's If the dioxin does not kill them the PCB will"

[edit on 12/21/04 by FredT]



posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 06:33 PM
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Keep it up fed you are on a roll.



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