By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only


The October, 1999 issue of MILKWEED relays bad news to
America's dairy farmers.  Editor, Pete Hardin writes:

"Amid a concerted dietary dairy calcium marketing push,
dairy interests have rolled out a new study which asserts
that post-menopausal women who consume three extra portions
of milk per day reduce bone density loss."

Hardin reported this story after reading my PRESS RELEASE!
He wrote:

"Here's the problem, according to dairy critic Robert Cohen
of Oradell, New Jersey:

The study has a serous design flaw.  Forty-six percent (30
out of 65) of women drinking extra milk were also on
estrogen therapy.  Only 31% (21 of 67) of the control group
were receiving estrogen.  Estrogen therapy is the primary
medical treatment for ostoporsis."

Cohen labels this study "fraud."

Hardin carefully analyzed my comments, and Robert Heaney's
dairy industry-financed study published in the October issue
of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Hardin also wrote:

"Just what we need, more IGF-I.

Worse yet, Cohen asserts, is the finding that post
menopausal women drinking three extra servings of milk daily
showed a 10% increase in IGF-I.  IGF-I's a cellular growth
promoter - widely linked by research to development of

I have to congratulate Pete Hardin.  He is an advocate for
the dairyman, and owns a small dairy farm himself.  The last
thing that Pete wants to deliver to his readers is bad news,
yet, month after month, the first thing that Pete insists
upon delivering is TRUTH.  This newspaper publisher once
placed himself in great jeopardy by publishing stolen
MONSANTO files, revealing that cows got sick after being
treated with the genetically engineered bovine growth

While others in the dairy industry continue to ask, "GOT
MILK?," Pete Hardin continues to demonstrate that he's "GOT

Thank you, Mr. Hardin.

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Robert Cohen author of:   MILK - The Deadly Poison
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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