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India to launch cow urine as soft drink

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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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India to launch cow urine as soft drink


www.timesonline.co.uk

Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.

The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India's biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.
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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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Well I can quite honestly say I won't be getting my next soda from India. Coke and Pepsi are bad enough, but couldn't they at least have come up with an alternate flavor like Ganges water? Wait, maybe the cow urine will be healthier than the Ganges water. Maybe a curry soda?


"The drink is the latest attempt by the RSS – which was founded in 1925 and now claims eight million members – to cleanse India of foreign influence and promote its ideology of Hindutva, or Hindu-ness.

Hindus revere cows and slaughtering them is illegal in most of India. Cow dung is traditionally used as a fuel and disinfectant in villages, while cow urine and dung are often consumed in rituals to "purify" those on the bottom rungs of the Hindu caste system.

In 2001, the RSS and its offshoots – which include the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party – began promoting cow urine as a cure for ailments ranging from liver disease to obesity and even cancer'



www.timesonline.co.uk
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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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you would think ingesting cow urine would destroy your liver, not cleanse it!



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:19 PM
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well the OP sounds a tad bit like a Redneck, and I remember previous anti-India posts by this person as well.

I wouldn't be surprised if this person logs on to ATS from a trailer-park.

Anyhow, I wouldn't drink this cola anyday that's for sure.

But just to note, this comes after numerous studies were done and recently cow urine has been proven to have certain medical benefits.

Of course a soda version of it is going too far, regardless I don't think we will ever see this soda see the light of day.

This group talking about this Soda are just crazy conservatists, and the number of their membership is highly exaggerated.

Most people in India don't even like this group as they have changed alot.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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What I don't understand is that cows are revered, yet they are left to wander the streets starving or to be hit by cars.

The only good thing I see about this is that it may put those poor wandering bovines to good use.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Sounds sort of good. As long as they put in a little effort to make it palatable and don't add any caffeine I'll be one of the first in line when it comes to the US.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
well the OP sounds a tad bit like a Redneck, and I remember previous anti-India posts by this person as well.

I wouldn't be surprised if this person logs on to ATS from a trailer-park.



The OP has a PhD and is also not an indian living in Canada complaining about herbs being banned in Thailand.

This was not per se an attack on India rather questioning the need for India to distance itself from the West? One also has to wonder how sanitary a soda like this would be? I am glad I was given the opportunity to respond to your ad hominem attack though.

The OP also like Indian food, Bollywood movies and watching decomposing bodies float down the Ganges by moonlight. Other things that amaze the OP is child and dowry brides, the caste system, sati and hijra.

If I have inadvertently offended you I am so sari.



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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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Ok. I personally would not drink it. Of course i am not targeted marketing sector for this. But i just would like to note that if we knew what really are ingredients of our (Western) common soft drinks, then cow urine one would not appear so uncommon.
As for its benefit if used internally - urine is a one of the ways to excrete unneeded stuff/waste. So it contains a lot of stuff cow's body did not want for all the right and wrong reasons. Healthy - hmmm,ok.
I heard that urine is the source for some external creams/ointments, which is logical due to urea. But from this to go and drink it ...
Maybe they filter out all the wrong stuff though?


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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:32 PM
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We drink cow boob juice, really. So for the gross factor, whatever, I think milk is just as nasty from another species as urine would be. Not that I suggest going and drinking human urine either.

Urine is sterile, Myna. It's just when it comes out that things could get into it.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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I once called the customer service number on the side of a "coke can". I asked "Why, put Phospheric Acid In, when there was ALSO plenty of carbonated water in there to begin with!" and, their reply was that, "It hurts so much when it goes down, that it feels so good when the pain stops!" Go a. & call thew customer service number, on EITHER Coke or Pepsi, as they will BOTH tell You, The SAME THING!!!!!!! Does that sound SATANIC....?!? And, Guess Who OWNS "Coke"! (No wonder they don't care, where, the "white phosphorus" falls on!)



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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You make a good point - duh me. The question though is will there be people, like following the cows around to see they urinate in a bucket? Or will they be inhumane and chain them to a spot so that they can be sure to get all that cowey goodness? Like KFC? Wait they can't do that either because cows are sacred.

Okay here is a puzzle for all the clever ATS members - how will this company gather the masses of cow urine they will need to make this the drink of choice in India



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Boob juice lol I love the sound of that I will have to remember that, thanks. On a side note though I would rather have boob juice from any species than the golden juice of any of them including human.


Now back on topic.
I would think that drinking cow urine would contain a lot of things like ammonia. So I would think that drinking urine would have some harmful effects. I didn’t think you could get all of the “bad” stuff out of urine.

Raist



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
We drink cow boob juice, really.

So for the gross factor, whatever, I think milk is just as nasty from another species as urine would be.


Apart from the one essential fact that milk is specifically designed as a nutrient while urine is specifically designed as a transporter of toxic bodily waste.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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Ugghhh....I think I just threw up in my mouth!
Disgusting is all I can think......I understand worshiping this animal but honestly the urine! Yea as someone else said...I wont be enjoying a drink from India anytime soon.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Urine is sterile but it contains a high amount of sodium and toxins. It's the body's liquid waste and other toxins that your body is trying to expel.

From a survivalist point of view, urine can be very dangerous, because of its sulfur content. It would be equivalent to drinking sea water, and cause rapid dehydration.

If the urine itself were filtered to only contain water itself, then it would be no different than the tap water we drink everyday, because all the tap water is is recycled water we flush down the toilet and sinks.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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I'm making this face right now.


But then, if you believe what you see on TV then there are already women who drink urine for slimming purposes. (This face again.
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I just worry about the urea content. That stuff is poisonous.



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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I really don't know why, but I just had a thought of those hot cans of coffee vending machines in Japan. There might just be some stiff competition in those hot coffee machines with this old 'product' with a new twist. I wonder what the proper temperature will be to enjoy it's full body richness and flavor?

It also makes me think of the movie: "Blast from the Past" with Christopher Walken and Brendan Fraser and "HOT Dr. Pepper"



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Is there really nobody here who can explain to me how they are intending to gather all the urine that would be required to compete with Pepsi and Coke? They will need a vast quantity of the cow urine, but as they are sacred animals they can't be put into a cage or anything like that. As you can't insist the cow urinates on demand it will be very difficult.

This may be the Indian equivalent of a Kohlberg dilemma.

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posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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Animal urine is collected for all kinds of commercial purposes, it is not really hard. For example:



His facility currently consists of 72 collection units in which 1 animal/stall is kept for a period of approximately 4 days. During that time, each animal's daily urine excretion is collected and then placed in 2 ounce bottles and labeled. Each bottle is marked to indicate whether it contains buck or doe urine. The Fatal Attractor is then shipped to retailers or to individual mail order customers.

www.fastestbows.com...
Now it can be mass-produced quite easily - imagine a "cell" with hole in a floor ,cow stimulated to drimk a lot of fluids. Of course another exit of methabolites should be prevented. Here a simple gathering bag would help. This cell can contain any given amount of animals.
So people, in this time of economic crysis new job opportunities await - come and work as a gathering bag operator!



posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 03:45 PM
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If anybody ever hands me cow urine in a bottle that's going to be the last thing they hand anybody anything for a while. Sure we drink milk from cows, and when we were younger a lot of us used to drink milk from our mothers. Guess what I would never drink that came from a human (with knowledge of it).

I know some of you are trying to be understanding and insightful, but not me. Call it close mindedness or whatever but I'm not doing it. Not unless I am on a TV show and I am about to win 1 million dollars, I guess I would do it for 10,000. Yeah I would chug a 500ml bottle of cow urine for $10,000.




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