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American Milk Banned in Europe.................. Because it Does No Body Good

Posted by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

As a mother of three young children, the debate centered around the nutritional value of cow’s milk has been at the forefront of my mind for quite some time. Conditioned by the well-known campaigns of milk marketers “Milk. It does a body good.” and “Got Milk?”, I’ve been led to believe that milk is needed – especially by young children – for good bone growth, brain development and, of course, to meet the body’s calcium needs.

If milk does a body so much good, why is US-produced milk banned in Europe? It turns out that in 1994, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). rBGH in milk is believed to increase the risk of cancer. In an attempt to protect its citizens from genetically-modified milk, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the U.N. Food Safety Agency representing 101 nations worldwide, has banned rBGH milk in the 101 nations that it represents. Canada is another country where rBGH milk is banned.

The European Commission organized independent research to review the effect of rBGH on public health. Here is what they found:

“The public health committee confirmed earlier reports of excess levels of the naturally occurring Insulin-like-Growth Factor One (IGF-1), including its highly potent variants, in rBGH milk and concluded that these posed major risks of cancer, particularly of the breast and prostate, besides promoting the growth and invasiveness of cancer cells by inhibiting their programmed self-destruction (apoptosis).” Source: Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.

 

rBGH is another one of Monsanto’s genetically-engineered products that mimics the cow’s naturally-produced BGH hormone. American dairy farmers inject their cows with rBGH to increase how much milk each cow produced – usually by 20%. The use of rBGH results in cows also producing more IGF-1 hormone, to such excess that milk from rBGH-treated cows has up to 80% more IGF-1.

Researchers throughout the world argue that consumption of excess IGF-1 hormone, which is also found in humans, may result in a higher risk of breast, colon and prostate cancer. Yet, in the US, Monsanto and the milk industry do not clearly label which milk comes from rBGH-treated cows.

And the effect on humans is just one of the problems. The use of rBGH also has a serious effect on the animals. Here’s a short 3-minute video about Monsanto’s deception regarding rBGH

 

  • Milk is believed to deplete the body of natural calcium, which is used up in the process of digesting milk. It offers an inorganic calcium that cannot be easily digested and used by the human body. “Just like our bodies cannot use the iron in a magnet, they cannot use the calcium in milk.”
  • Milk is acidic, making it difficult for the body to digest. As a result, the pH of human intestines may become unbalanced, making them more susceptible to injury and disease.
  • Cow’s milk contains at least 59 active hormones, allergens, fat, cholesterol, herbicides, pesticies, antibiotics, blood, pus, bacteria and viruses.

“It’s not natural for humans to drink cow’s milk. Humans milk is for humans. Cow’s milk is for calves. You have no more need of cow’s milk than you do rats milk, horses milk or elephant’s milk. Cow’s milk is a high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65 lb baby calf into a 400 lb cow. That’s what cow’s milk is for!”Dr Michael Klaper MD

Yes, our bodies need calcium. But perhaps milk is not the best source, as we’ve been led to believe. Try eating more lettuce, kale, broccoli, almonds, oranges, flax seed, sesame seeds, dill, thyme and other dried herbs. For cereal, try almond or hemp milk instead of cow’s milk. Calcium from plant sources is more easily digested by our bodies than calcium from cow’s milk, because plants have a high magnesium content, and magnesium aids in the assimilation of calcium by the body. Decreasing your intake of cow’s milk will do your body good

- See more at: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/01/18/american-milk-banned-in-europe-because-it-does-no-body-good/#sthash.1z6gB14L.dpuf

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ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Gosh, I hate when it's that time of the month. My body gets the oddest craving for milk. It's all I want to drink :\

owl0210
by Emerald Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:35 AM
We drink almond milk.
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lunabella79
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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For years now the milk we buy has always said free of rBGH hormones. And these are different brands: Dairy Barn, Oak Tree, America's Choice, etc.
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ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Does it actually taste like almonds? I hate the taste of almonds so I've been afraid to try it. 

Quoting owl0210:

We drink almond milk.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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And you are just learning these things now???

GELiz
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Yes, there are some here who belive the same and many inAmerica are buying milk from dairies that do not put hormones in their cows.

themissheather
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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It's depressing how the FDA is a puppet organization.
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anikahaynes1
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM
We tried almond milk my kids wanted nothing to do with it. :-/ I wish they would like it. I've wanted to get off milk for awhile now.
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_ClearFruit_
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM
I hate almond milk. The smell makes me gag. Do they have other flavors?
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audreesmama
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Same here.


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We drink almond milk.

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