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Originally posted by eudaimonia
Did you know that Milk contains the ingredient casein, the same ingredient that's used to glue together furniture? The more glue you drink, the more mucus forms. The more mucus grows, the better chances you'll end up sick. It can even be fatal!
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
I wouldn't be worried about it, except for the points Netty raised.
One of the reasons for this high regard is that New Zealand dairies are held to some of the most stringent standards in the world. In New Zealand, the Dairy and Plant Products Group (a division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-MAF) provides assurance to consumers, both domestic and international, that New Zealand’s dairy products are safe and true to label. And, the government mandates that all dairy products (colostrum included) must be free of antibiotics, chemical residues and hormones (rbST is illegal in New Zealand).
Feeding grain to cattle has got to be one of the dumbest ideas in the history of western civilization. .... in the United States today what is commercially available is almost all feedlot beef. The reason? It's faster, and so more profitable. .... It takes enormous quantities of corn, protein supplements, antibiotics and other drugs, including growth hormones.
Should I stop drinking milk?
No. Milk is nutritious and beneficial and should remain part of a balanced diet.
How are antibiotics used in animals?
Like humans, animals need antibiotics to fight off bacterial infections. The use of antibiotics in cattle and sheep is relatively low due to the pastoral farming systems in New Zealand. Use tends to be higher in the intensive rearing industries, mainly the pig and poultry industries.
Internationally, antibiotics may also be used for growth promotion. In intensive rearing situations, healthy food animals can be fed very low doses for long periods to increase the rate and efficiency of the growth of the animal. In New Zealand however, growth promotion as an approved use has been removed for all antibiotic products, except those known not to contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance.
Why isn't antibiotic use in animals stopped?
Antibiotics are essential for the health and welfare of animals. The livestock industry are investigating alternatives, but in many cases antibiotics must still be used to ensure the health and welfare of animals. The use of some antibiotics provides no risk for antibiotic resistance in human pathogens as those antibiotics are not or cannot be used in humans and do not cause cross resistance in antibiotics of greater importance in human health.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
I'm sorry, Dulcimer, but prove what?
That livestock are injected with hormones, antibiotics and the like?
I may not be in agriculture, and if I were I don't think it'd give me a leg up, but I do know ranchers and I know what they do and what they use. As far as I can tell, there is nothing to "prove", here.
In fact, about one-fourth of bottled water is actually bottled tap water, according to government and industry estimates (some estimates go as high as 40 percent). And FDA rules allow bottlers to call their product "spring water" even though it may be brought to the surface using a pumped well, and it may be treated with chemicals. But the actual source of water is not always made clear -- some bottled water marketing is misleading, implying the water comes from pristine sources when it does not. In 1995, the FDA issued labeling rules to prevent misleading claims, but while the rules do prohibit some of the most deceptive labeling practices, they have not eliminated the problem.
is at best a generalization. Have you had "American" milk? or its organic varieties? That would be like me going on about how Perth sourdough bread sucks et al.
Yep milk in America sucks big time.....