The “liquid fat” nightmare
Written by wolverat on June 23, 2020
industry has spent billions of dollars convincing us that milk is healthy, all
the while pumping chemicals into cows and the milk itself that makes it deadly.
Not only that, but now all dairy is cooked up to between 250 and 500
degrees. That means that all, if any, nutrients have been cooked out and you
are left with liquid fat!
To think that
drinking milk is a hype is a cause for lynching. Milk, it is said, is “the”
source of calcium that helps kids grow up big and strong. Milk is alleged to
contain vital nutrients and to help prevent osteoporosis. The U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, through its food dietary guidelines, says that everyone should get
2-3 servings of dairy everyday.
advocated by various government agencies, hoards of physicians, and a $200
million annual advertising budget of the dairy industry. Can we ever forget the
mustachioed faces of countless numbers of celebrities decorating everything
from newspaper ads to roadside billboards?
America has a love affair with milk. So much so that the average person
consumes 600 pounds of dairy products every year, including about 420 pounds of
fluid milk and cream, 70 pounds of various milk-based fats and oils, 30 pounds
of cheese, and 17 pounds of ice cream (obesity epidemic anyone?). In total, the
U.S. dairy farmers produce about 163 billion pounds of milk and milk products a
year. It is udderly horrendous, if you’ll pardon the pun.
But what if
the celebrities we love and trust were lying to us? What if milk doesn’t do a
body good? Instead, what if milk is a major contributor to breast and prostate
cancer, heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and more? What if the U.S. government
and dairy industry are in bed together to hide the ill effects of dairy
consumption? They wouldn’t do that,
according to Amy Lanou, Ph.D., the nutrition director of the Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), besides the above, “milk has been
linked to anemia, allergies, obesity, ovarian cancer, breast cancer and
So why, then,
is milk regarded as wholesome, especially with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
according to its mission statement, being charged with “enhancing the quality
of life for the American people by supporting the production of agriculture”?
Created by the
pro-business Lincoln administration in 1862, today’s USDA has the dual
responsibility of assisting dairy farmers while promoting healthy dietary
choices for Americans.
think that this creates a conflict of interest that puts at risk the
objectivity of government farm policy and the health of the dairy-consuming
public? Duh! Six of the eleven members assigned to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines
Advisory Committee have financial ties to the meat, dairy, and egg interests.
Prior to the PCRM winning a lawsuit against the USDA claiming that they
“unfairly promoted the special interests of the meat and dairy industries
through its official dietary guidelines and the Food Pyramid”, the USDA refused
to disclose such conflicts of interest to the public.
the USDA’s dietary guidelines have consistently reflected the industry’s push for
greater consumption of both flesh and dairy as evidenced by their concocting
the Four Food Groups with milk, meat, fruits and vegetable, and breads and
cereals as the “Big Four” and in that order.
years, these dietary “guidelines” have consistently reflected the industry’s
push for greater consumption of both meat and dairy, despite the testimony of
numerous physicians’ groups and watchdog organizations criticizing the Food
Pyramid as biased and unhealthy.
counters this by saying that the guidelines should be “reality-based”, arguing
that what people should really be eating is moot because it doesn’t fit with
the American lifestyle.
they are saying is that the USDA doesn’t even think it is reasonable to aspire
to what constitutes a healthy diet. Now (2010), the psychiatric industry has
invented a disease called, orthorexia nervosa, which is Latin for Healthy
Eating Disorder. It never ends!
May 13, 2002
marked the passage of the farm bill in which dairy farmers and processors
received, over 3 1/2 years, an additional $2 billion in subsidies, largely
realized through price supports that inflate costs for consumers. Understand
that dairy subsidies are a carryover from the Depression era when survival of
small dairy farmers was considered essential to maintaining a national food
supply. By the way, most of that $2 billion went to larger dairy farms in
12 northeastern states, hanging small farmers out to dry and actually
encouraging the demise of family farms.
assertion of the suit brought by the PCRM against the USDA is that milk, as a
staple in school lunch programs unfairly discriminates against non-whites who
have a high incidence of lactose intolerance. There are about 50 million
lactose intolerant adults in the U.S., including 15% of the white population,
70% of the blacks, and 80 to 97% of Asian, Native Americans, and Jews of
European descent. These 50 million people suffer from a variety of digestive
symptoms resulting from milk consumption and other dairy products, including
gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and indigestion.
USDA requires that every public school in the country serve milk with a push by
some of our elected officials to offer financial incentives to schools that
install milk vending machines. To add insult to injury, students cannot get
free or subsidized alternatives to milk, like juice or soy milk, without a
doctor’s note. So, for the 70% of the black kids and the 90% of the Asian kids,
in public schools, a negative response to lactose intake is practically
mandated by the U.S. Government. In essence, these huge dairy subsidies and
broad-based promotion of milk by the government’s school lunch program is a
form of economic racism that isolates minorities and encourages them to ingest
something they are intolerant of or allergic to.
Girls in the
U.S. are beginning to menstruate at younger and younger ages. According to the
Cancer Prevention Coalition, some girls are now experiencing the effects of
puberty as young as three years of age. Fifty years ago the incidence of breast
cancer risk among U.S. women was one in twenty. As of 2001, that percentage has
grown to one in eight women.
Why is that?
Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH)! BGH is a naturally occurring hormone produced by
milk cows. Closely resembling the natural growth hormones in human children,
the presence of BGH in milk has been shown to significantly elevate hormone
levels in people, creating many growth problems. And that’s not even accounting
for the use of artificial hormones.
Recombinant BGH (rBGH), an unnaturally occurring, genetically engineered
hormone produced by Monsanto, which has been taken over by Bayer because of
countless lawsuits now transferred to Bayer. As you know, Monsanto has made
other fine humanitarian and ecological contributions such as Agent Orange,
PCB’s and RoundUp laced soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets and an attempt
series of research cover-ups and a network of conflicting interests with
government policymakers, and we’ll get to that soon, Monsanto, in 1994, managed
to get approval for Posilac, which is Monsanto’s commercial form of rBGH and
increases cow’s milk production by 15-25%.
Monsanto, over a quarter of U.S. milk cows are now herds supplemented with
Posilac. The majority of the country’s 1,500 dairy companies mix rBGH milk with
non-rBGH milk during processing to such an extent that an estimated 80-90% of
the U.S. dairy supply is contaminated.
never told consumers is that this supplementation of additional growth hormones
is causing secondary sex characteristics to appear earlier in young children,
never told consumers that rBGH injected cows produce extremely high levels of
Insulin Growth Factor -1 (IGH-1), a cancer promoter that occurs naturally in
the human bloodstream at levels that generally do not result in tumors.
and the FDA refuse to acknowledge research directly linking elevated levels of
IGF-1 to increased risk of breast and prostate cancer. To make matters worse,
Monsanto and the FDA colluded in ‘93 and ’94 to block labeling requirements for
rBGH milk (even today Bayer, who Monsanto sold out to after accumulating over
3,000 lawsuits and the FDA block labeling of genetically engineered food). So,
the average dairy consumer has no idea that they are increasing their own risk
of getting cancer.
every industrialized country in the world, except the U.S., Canada, and Japan,
and the 15 nations of the European nations, has banned rBGH milk. Yet, in the
face of facts and the majority opinion of the global political and scientific
community, Bayer/Monsanto and the U.S. continue to endorse rBGH milk for
general consumption, at the same time try to figure out why there is an
increase in breast cancer deaths and the continually declining age of puberty
rocket science to see that milk is bad for people and money is more important
than concern for the welfare of the people, but what about the effect on the
cows that produce that milk? The life expectancy of the average cow under
natural conditions is about 25-30 years; on the typical factory farm, where
well over half of U.S. milk cows live, they live only 4-5 years. Think about
how you would feel if your life span was decreased by over 80%.
because of adding Monsanto’s Posilac to the cow’s feed, is that it causes them
to suffer from mastitis, which is a bacterial infection of the udder, cystic
ovaries, and uterus disorders. Aside from the harm to the cows, guess where
these illnesses wind up? Yes, through discharges that go into the milk and
ultimately to you.
dairy cows constantly pregnant, which is the only way the cow can produce milk,
it creates baby calves. Enter the veal industry.
Since the male
calves are useless to the farmers and have no economic value, an economic value
had to be created. “Hey, let’s figure out a way to sell ‘em and make money”. As
the true caring and compassionate farmers that they are, these male calves are
taken away from their mothers, immobilized in small wooden crates to keep their
flesh tender, and fed fake food so people can “enjoy” their soft flesh after
they are slaughtered. In 2001, over a million veal calves were slaughtered in
line is that it boils down to an all familiar story: big business and the U.S.
Government joining forces to dupe the American consumer.
The USDA tells
us to drink more milk while subsidizing large dairy farms and federally
mandating dairy consumption and flesh eating for school children.
spends billions to buy unused milk and dairy products, while the industry
spends almost $200 million every year promoting dairy consumption.
FDA and Bayer conspire to pollute the already unhealthy dairy supply with a
genetically engineered hormone banned virtually everywhere else in the world.
Ain’t the road to profit at any cost, grand?
So while the
American public can answer the absurd industry question, “Got Milk”? with a
resounding, mustachioed “YES”, the better question might be whether people have
gotten screwed in the process.
In 1990, the
Monsanto Company commissioned scientists to inject a bunch of laboratory rats
with an early variant of recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rBST), aka rBGH. The
90-day study demonstrated that rBGH was linked to development of prostate and
thyroid cancer in rats.
friend who gave us Agent Orange and spent 40 years covering up the effects of
PCB’s, was about to seek approval for Posilac, the company’s commercialized
form of rBGH.
linking rBGH to cancer was submitted to the FDA , but somehow Posilac was still
approved in 1994. With fingers pointing in both directions, those with opinions
argue about who had the bigger part in the cover-up – Monsanto or the FDA. The
results of the study, in fact, were not made available to the public until
1998, when a group of Canadian scientists obtained the full documentation and
completed an independent analysis of the results.
instances of neglect, the documents showed that the FDA had never even reviewed
Monsanto’s original studies (on which the approval of Posilac had been based),
so in the end the point had no bearing on whether or not the report had
contained all of the original data.
complicity continued; Michael Taylor, a Monsanto lawyer for many years, left in
1976 to become a staff lawyer for the FDA (Taylor was appointed by President
Obama as the Dept. of Agriculture head).
In 1991, Taylor was appointed to the office of FDA’s Deputy Commissioner,
serving in that capacity until 1994. The administration approved rBGH in 1993.
While at the
FDA, Taylor also wrote the policy exempting rBGH and other biotech foods from
special labeling, considered by most to be a major victory for Monsanto. Ten
days after Taylor’s policy was finalized, his old law firm, still representing
Monsanto, filed suit against two dairy farms that had labeled their milk rBGH
As soon as the
Government Accounting Office released a report covering all of this, Taylor was
removed to work for the USDA, as the Administrator of the Food safety and
Inspection Service, a position he held from 1994 to 1996. After holding
positions at both the FDA and the USDA, Taylor went back to working for
Monsanto, this time directly as the corporation’s Vice President of Public
Policy. P.S. Obama appointed the guy as Deputy Commissioner of the FDA, which
is now affectionately and fittingly known as the Fraud and Drug
wasn’t the only government employee with an obvious conflict of interest. At
the same time that Taylor left Monsanto for the FDA, Dr. Margaret Miller, once
Monsanto’s top scientist, was also hired by the FDA to review her own
scientific research conducted during her tenure at Monsanto. This is worth
A woman who was once Monsanto’s top scientist
was hired by the FDA to review her own scientific research while she was with
Monsanto. So much for “…for the people”. In her role as FDA scientist, Miller
made the official decision to increase the amount of permissible antibiotic
residues in milk by a hundred-fold, in part to counter the increase of mastitis
in cows due to overuse of artificial growth hormones.
incestuous relationships between industry and the U.S. government are the norm
rather than the exception. Decisions at the FDA are made primarily by advisory
boards comprised of scientists and executives from the dairy and meat
industries, with a few university academics thrown in for good measure.
A word of good
advice to adhere to: If man made it and you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it!
We live in a
world governed by greed, dishonesty, and lack of compassion. To survive we must
rely on our innate intelligence and to what our bodies tell us. We must shake
ourselves free from the pharmaceutical-medical-insurance cartel and put the
control of our health back into our hands. We, in order to achieve good health
and a good quality of life, must transcend the endless messages we are
bombarded with through the various media outlets and be sensible.
To get on the
road to recovery, to lose our dependence on prescription meds, to cure our ills
and not just relieve symptoms, we must eliminate the causes from touching our
lips. Flesh foods, found in anything that walks, runs, flies, crawls, or swims
and dairy products, are loaded with artery clogging saturated fat.
foods, refined grains (white, in this case is not right), sugary foods like
sodas, cookies, cakes, etc., and eggs, have to go. The yolks are high in
cholesterol and the whites because of their hardening effect, are used as a
base in aircraft paint because they can withstand the effects of extreme
If you don’t
believe me and you still eat eggs, the next time you eat eggs, don’t wash your
dish for a day or two and see what happens. Then decide if you want to continue
putting this in your body.
Take the time
to prepare you own meals, slow down, and try to relax. Even get involved in a
meditation process. There are so many avenues of education available to you.
Life is too short to not make the most of it.
Only you can make you truly well. You are your own best investment.
Let today be
the day you take the first step in reversing one of the worst bullshits of