By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only


The Dairy Education Board
Squirts of NOTMILK Wisdom

April, 1999


April 1999 Daily Dairy Diary Squirts of NOTMILK Wisdom
(SHORTCUT: Click on day to go there!)

30 A POSSIBLE MILK LINK TO PROSTATE PROBLEMS
29 EAT ICE CREAM AND GET SKINNY!
28 MAYO HEALTH NEWSLETTER
27 ACTIVISTS DUMP MILK
26 All the "T" in China?
25 Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/042599.html
24 Answering an Email detractor
23 Novel solution to end the KOSOVO conflict
22 Milk Stats/
21 GOT MILK?  Something may be bugging you!
20 UN-American cheese
19 Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer
18 Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/041899.html
17 Got milk?  Get irritable bowels!
16 You are what you drink
15 Marr Nealon comments, and the Milkweed
14 GOTMILK vs NOTMILK vs REALMILK
13 Jane Brody (NYT) gets it wrong again!

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 30, 1999

A POSSIBLE MILK LINK TO PROSTATE PROBLEMS

Last week, the Associated Press reported that prostate problems were
triggered by stress.  The hormonal connection uncovered by science
writer Lauran Neergaard is just one vital clue missed by a group of
government scientists performing their absurd scientific study.

STRESS, PROSTATE DISEASE EXPLORED

Dr. Leroy Nyberg of the National Institutes of Health subjected
laboratory rats to anxiety-filled situations.  He observed that
PROLACTIN levels increased in stressed animals and that prolactin was
involved in the inflammation of the prostate gland.

SCIENTISTS TORTURE ANIMALS

Oh, the things scientists do to creatures in the name of science.  Did
the scientists expose these poor rats to Monica Lewinsky/Linda Tripp
hearings?  That would have been stressful for me to watch.  Did they
tell them that their Purina rat chow was genetically engineered?  No,
they built conical traps and put the rats inside.  Unable to escape,
trapped like the rats that they were, these poor animals became
"STRESSED."

Their PROLACTIN levels were then measured and the momentous CONCLUSION
was made:

STRESS CAUSES SECRETION OF INCREASED LEVELS OF PROLACTIN WHICH ENLARGES
PROSTATE GLANDS IN MALE RATS

WHAT DID THE SCIENTISTS MISS?

Do human males eat prolactin?

You bet your sweet ice cream cones they do!

Every sip of milk contains 59 different bioactive hormones.  Cheese and
ice cream contain concentrated amounts of hormones.

Endocrinologist Clark Grosvenor published a review of the known hormones
and growth factors in milk ("Hormones and Growth Factors in Milk,"
Endocrine Reviews, volume 14, number 6, 1992). His list of hormones
includes prolactin (PRL):

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/013199.html

Check the list and you will confirm this very powerful hypothalamic
hormone:

PROLACTIN

GOT BEN & JERRY'S?  GOT PROSTATE PROBLEMS!

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 29, 1999

EAT ICE CREAM AND GET SKINNY!
THE MORE YOU EAT, THE MORE YOU LOSE!

Can you believe this claim?  Here's another CLASSIC new study, founded
by the US National Dairy Council.

THE MILK PRODUCER'S CLAIM?

MILK HELPS CONTROL WEIGHT!

Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana discovered that a high
consumption of calcium slows weight gain for women, aged 18 to 31.
Dorothy Teegarden, assistant professor of foods and nutrition, claims:

"Our study is the first to show that, when overall calorie consumption
is accounted for, calcium not only helps keep weight in check, but can
be associated specifically with decreases in body fat."

The two-year study looked at 54 women.

That group of women who consumed less than 1900 calories per day either
lost weight or did not gain weight.  Amazingly, these "SUBJECTS" weighed
less than 130 pounds each at the start of the study.

WHERE DID THESE VOLUNTEERS COME FROM?

Anorexics-anonymous?  Ex-models from the Ford agency?

The DAIRY COUNCIL recently criticized the HARVARD NURSE'S STUDY, which
included 120,000 subjects, yet expects us to believe that a 54 subject
two-year study is credible.  Women eating substances containing fat,
cholesterol and growth hormones are expected to lose weight?

GOT CREDIBILITY?  GOT CHUTZPA?

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 28, 1999

Last week the MAYO HEALTH NEWSLETTER was asked:

"My young son was just diagnosed with a milk allergy. What can a person
use in place of milk?"

THE MAYO ANSWER: "Proteins found in cows' milk may trigger allergic
reactions in some people. Whey proteins (beta-lactoglobulin and beta-
lactalbumin) and casein are the primary proteins that trigger allergic
responses."

Milk allergy is not the same condition as lactose intolerance.

People with milk allergy should eliminate milk and foods made with milk
from their diet. Despite commonly held beliefs to the contrary, heated
forms of milk - such as condensed, evaporated, dry and pasteurized - all
may provoke allergies in sensitive people. In addition, processed foods
may have milk-containing ingredients, and "non-dairy" products may
contain casein - one of the major milk allergens.

MAYO HEALTH LETTERS ARE NOT SIGNED BY SPECIFIC DOCTORS.  THEY ARE
SIGNED:  "MAYO HEALTH CLINIC"

Therefore, these opinions must be the general belief of one of the well-
respected medical clinics in America.

DON'T THEY GET IT?

CASEIN is the most allergenic of food substances.  Allergists test
clients for reactions to lactose, yet rarely test for CASEIN
intolerance.

WHY IS THAT?

Because (DRUM ROLL):

Everybody is CASEIN INTOLERANT.  All humans produce histamines, then
mucus after eating milk, cheese, ice cream or any dairy product.

We take for granted our phlegm and poor bowel movements.

THE CURE?

Give up all milk and dairy for just five days and discover the fountain
of youth.   Eat just one slice of pizza and note the difference in how
you feel just twelve hours later.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 27, 1999

ACTIVISTS DUMP MILK

Two very courageous activists recently took on a security force of 200
of MONSANTO'S "finest."

MONSANTO'S STOCKHOLDER MEETING

Last week, Steve Cassilly stood and faced one of the most powerful men
in the world: Robert Shapiro, president of MONSANTO.  Cassilly asked:

"There are real safety concerns about Monsanto's blatant refusal to
label their genetically altered food. This is being voiced by people all
over the world....And your company wants to deny them their rightful
choice.. If your food products are so great, why don't you advertise
them as genetically enhanced?"

MONSANTO RESPONDS

"I will get to that later," Shapiro retorted.

LATER

Shapiro refused to answer the question put to him.  Cassilly continued
to prod him for an answer.  He added, "Hey Bob, I would like an answer
to my question."  In protest, Cassilly then poured a container of milk
onto the carpet saying loudly,  "This is what I think of your hormones
in our milk."

Stockholders watched as Cassilly then dismissed himself from the meeting
escorted by a number of security personnel and eventually by local
authorities.

WHY THE TOTALITARIAN TACTICS?

Some stockholders commented on the intense levels of security at the
stockholder meeting.  One asked Shapiro, "With so many guards, how did
those people ever manage to throw a pie in your face?"

Another anti-genetic engineering activist, Tammy Shea, commented:

"With over 200 security guards, they outnumbered Steve and me 100 to 1.
Guards followed me wherever I went."  Monsanto security had attempted to
block her entrance into the meeting.  When she connected them by phone
to her stockbroker, they reluctantly allowed her to enter the meeting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Tammy Shea, 314-458-5026 (voice/fax); Don Fitz, 314-727-8554

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 23, 1999

ALL THE "T" IN CHINA?

That might very well be... if T = toxins, testosterone, tuberculosis and
toxicological nightmares.

DON'T OPEN THE FORTUNE COOKIE!

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has declared May 18, 1999 as "WORLD
MILK DAY."  Does milk go down well with fortune cookies?  To arouse the
public's awareness, the Chinese equivalent of America's USDA will carry
out activities on World Milk Day to distribute knowledge (propaganda)
about milk and other dairy products.

Xu Dingyi, director of the National Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
Service with the Ministry of Agriculture expects that China will further
expand its collaboration with foreign countries in the next decade to
boost the development of domestic dairy production.

China plans to import "more world advanced techniques" and equipment and
also welcomes foreign investors to set up ventures in China, Xu told
China Daily yesterday.

ALL THE BS-T IN CHINA?

Perhaps "advanced techniques" include genetically engineered bovine
somatotropin (Bs-t).

The World Food Program and the European Union have provided budgetary
support of $200 million dollars to help renovate dairy production
techniques and dairy management in China from feed research to dairy
processing.

HOW MUCH MILK DO THE CHINESE CURRENTLY DRINK?

The per capita consumption of dairy products in China is only 14.5
pounds per year. The world average level stands at 220 pounds per person
per year.  About 20 dairy production bases (factory farms) will be
constructed by the end of next year.

WILL THE CHINESE END UP WITH EGG FOO YUNG ON THEIR FACES?

The ministry has scheduled the International Conference and Exhibition
on Dairy Products in Beijing next year.  The theme of the event, the
first of its kind in China, will be "Milk and Human Health".

The Chinese people should learn a lesson from their   Japanese
neighbors.

JAPAN GOT MILK!  SAYONARA, GOOD HEALTH!

In Japan, every year since 1946, tens-of thousands of persons have been
interviewed and their diets carefully analyzed along with their weights
and heights and other factors such as cancer rates and age of puberty
(the last measured by the onset of menstruation in young girls).

The results of this study were published in PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (Yasuo
Kagawa, Vol. 7, 205-217, 1978).

According to this study, the per-capita yearly dietary intake of dairy
products in 1950 was only 5.5 pounds.  Twenty-five years later the
average Japanese ate 117.4 pounds of milk and dairy products.

>From 1950 to 1975, cerebral vascular disease (strokes) increased 38
percent.  Heart disease increased 35 percent. Breast cancer rates
increased 77 percent.  Colon cancer increased 77 percent.  Lung cancer
increased by three hundred percent.

RATE OF PUBERTY DECREASED

In 1950, the average twelve-year old girl was 4'6" tall and weighed 71
pounds.  By 1975, the average Japanese girl, after guzzling a daily diet
of milk and dairy products containing 59 different bioactive hormones,
had grown an average of 4 1/2 inches and gained 19 pounds.  In 1950, the
average Japanese girl had her first menstrual cycle at the age of 15.2
years.  Twenty five years later, after a daily intake of estrogen and
progesterone from milk, the average Japanese girl was ovulating at the
age of 12.2 years, three years younger.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 24, 1999

Letter to the ANTIDAIRY Coalition

Occasionally the NOTMILKMAN ("moi") receives an engaging letter.  The
following, written by a veterinary student, stands on its own.  My
comments are inter-spaced within the letter in CAPS.

Paul B., a student attending Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine,
wrote:

Dear Sir,

I have several questions for you:

1) Do you draw a distinction between mother's milk and cow's milk in
terms of purulent content?

DEAR PAUL, THE DICTIONARY IMPARTS TWO MEANINGS FOR THE WORD "PURULENT."

DEFINITION #1: FULL OF PUS
DEFINITION #2: CORRUPT, ROTTEN

(DEFINITION #1)
I DRAW A DISTINCTION BETWEEN HUMAN BREAST MILK WHICH I FIND TO BE
NATURE'S PERFECT FOOD FOR A BABY HUMAN, AND COW'S MILK WHICH CAUSES
PROBLEMS FOR ALL HUMANS.

(DEFINITION #2)
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IS ROTTEN AND CORRUPT, BUYING INFLUENCE (GAVE RICHARD
NIXON A $3 MILLION CASH GIFT, RECORDED ON A WATERGATE TAPE ON MARCH 23,
1971.)  THEY PAY PEOPLE LIKE SPIKE LEE TO WEAR A PUSTACHE, WHILE 95% OF
AFRICAN-AMERICANS CANNOT TOLERATE LACTOSE.  WE WONDER WHAT INDUCED BILL
CLINTON TO WEAR ONE WHILE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.  CLINTON IS ALLERGIC
TO
MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS AND HIS MILK PUSTACHE AD WAS ANOTHER IN A LONG
SERIES OF CLINTONESQUE PREVARICATIONS.

(Paul continues):

2) If all bodily secretions are basically pus, as you propose, then we
must concede that urine, semen, vaginal secretions, and feces are all
basically the same.  Basic chemical analysis proves that this is not
true.  You do the math.

DEAR PAUL, THIS IS NOT ABOUT MATH, IT'S BIOLOGY.  I NEVER CALLED ALL
BODY DISCHARGES PUS.  ZITS?  NOW, THEY'RE PUS.  MILK SOLD IN AMERICA MAY
CONTAIN 750 MILLION PUS CELLS PER LITER.  I DO NOT WRITE THE PUS
STANDARDS; USDA DOES.

(Paul continues):

3) What does your colon look like?  Because your head is in a good
position to assess it.

DEAR PAUL, NEVER BEEN THERE, NOR DONE THAT.  HOWEVER, I HAVE SEEN THE
FILTERS THAT STRAIN SOME OF THE FECES AND BLOOD, MUCUS AND OTHER BOVINE
GOODIES FROM LIQUID MILK BEFORE IT IS BOTTLED.  WHAT COMES OUT OF A
COW'S COLON OFTEN DRIPS DOWN HER QUARTERS INTO YOUR MILK.

4) As much as I disagree with your message, your website is well
constructed and entertaining.  But I realize that the credit should go
to your webmaster.

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT.  DAVE RIETZ, TAKE A BOW!  DAVE HAS
HIS OWN WEBSITE AND YOU MIGHT VERY WELL ENJOY HIS AS MUCH AS MINE:

http://www.dorway.com

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 23, 1999

GOT MILK? HEAL BLISTERS

Silly us; we thought that the only positive thing about milk was that if
you drank it, you would look beautiful like Larry King and Donna
Shalala
who both posed for dairy industry milkstaches.

THE ANTIDAIRY Coalition learns a lesson!

The April 1999 issue of Men's Health (Vol. 14 Issue 3, p42), reveals
that a milk compress relieves blister pains and promotes healing.

They cite Kathy Fields, MD, University of California dermatology
professor, who advises her medical students to soak future patient's
blistering toes in cool milk for 15 minutes.

What's next?  Perhaps we'll soon be substituting butter for K-Y jelly.
Hey, this could be fun.  Black eye?  Forget the steak.  Apply a chunk of
mozzarella cheese (not hot, out of the oven, though!)  Instead of cold
packs for muscle tears, we can use Creamsicles!

DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?

IGF-I in milk and dairy products is a powerful growth hormone.  Can IGF-
I restore damaged cells and promote growth?

Absolutely!

PRESCRIPTION FOR GOOD HEALTH?

Aside to Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks and Calcium Ripken of the
Baltimore Orioles: Next time you limp away from your arena of athletic
competition and onto the injured reserve list...

APPLY SOME BRIE TO THE KNEE!

Can you just imagine the new Dairy Industry cheese ad?

CHEDDAR CAN MAKE YOU BETTER!

Proctologists of the world unite!

You can offer yogurt enemas to Serbian and Albanian leaders, to Arabs
and Jews, to all men and women who would hate their neighbors.

This might make them all "regular guys!"

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 22, 1999

HOW MUCH MILK DOES THE AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUME?
HOW MANY POUNDS OF MILK ARE PRODUCED BY AMERICA'S COWS?

In 1998, America's dairy cows produced 170 billion pounds of milk, an
average of 650 pounds per American.

It takes 21.2 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter, so the 4.5
pounds of butter each American consumed in 1998 converts to 95.4 pounds
of milk used to make that butter.

10 pounds of milk are used to make one pound of hard cheese.
12 pounds of milk are used to make one pound of ice cream.

In 1998, the average American drank nearly 200 pounds of liquid milk
which contained 59 different hormones including estrogen, progesterone
and testosterone.   Seventeen percent of our milk consumption is skim
milk; the other 83 percent includes whole milk or 2% milk containing
dangerous animal fats and cholesterol.

CONCENTRATED HORMONES, FAT AND CHOLESTEROL

The following products contain concentrated amounts (after the water is
removed) of hormones, fat and cholesterol.

ICE CREAM, BUTTER AND CHEESE

In 1995, the average American ate 4.5 pounds of butter (requiring 95
pounds of milk), 27.7 pounds of cheese (requiring 278 pounds of milk)
and 15.9 pounds of ice cream (requiring 191 pounds of milk).

Add to this the sherbet, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese,
powdered milk found in breads and cakes, casein from milk found in tuna
fish (to hold the product together), and you find a society which is
dosed every day with components that the medical establishment knows to
be unhealthy.

GOT MILK?  Got hormones, fat and cholesterol!  GOT ICE CREAM?  Got
concentrated hormones, fat and cholesterol!

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 21, 1999

GOT MILK?  SOMETHING MAY BE BUGGING YOU!

"Wholesome" milk may contain streptococcus, staphlococcus, tuberculosis,
clostridium, salmonella, E. coli and lysteria.  However, if you've
gotten food poisoning, chances are that Campylobacter is to blame.

ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT WORK

Campylobacter jejuni (C.j) is the most commonly reported bacterial cause
of foodborne infection in the United States according to the Centers
for
Disease Control (CDC).  In addition, a growing proportion of human
infections caused by C.j are resistant to antibiotics.

HOW MANY AMERICANS GET SICK FROM FOOD?

The CDC estimates that 2.1 to 2.4 million cases of human illness are due
to Campylobacter each year.  Symptoms of infection include diarrhea,
high fever and abdominal pain. In one study, nearly 50 percent of C.j-
infected patients reported a history of bloody diarrhea.

CAMPYLOBACTER IN THE FOOD SUPPLY

Surveys of agricultural products support epidemiological evidence
implicating milk and dairy products, poultry and meat as sources of
human infection.  In one CDC study, 12% of milk samples from dairy farms
in eastern Tennessee were contaminated with C.j. Milk usually contains
bovine feces and pus; the latter often present in large amounts as a
consequence of mastitis.

In European nations, regulators do not allow more than
400 million pus cells per liter of milk.  In America, FDA and USDA allow
750 million pus cells per liter.

Colonies of bacteria double their number at room temperature every 20
minutes.  Even at 40 degrees Fahrenheit (in the refrigerator) bacterial
numbers can double every forty hours.  One drop of sour milk can contain
50 million bacteria.  After ten days in the refrigerator that number
can grow to nearly one-billion bacteria.

Rod-shaped bacteria form "spores" at the first sign of heat.  "Spore" is
the Greek work for "seed."  When the milk cools, the seed grows back to
its original form.

On day ten you might dump your milk down the drain because of an
offensive odor.  On day nine, you might drink that same milk.  It can
take up to 45 days to develop symptoms and become sick from the milk you
drink.  Such is the case of the listeria bacteria.  In February of this
year, three hundred thousand cases of milk and dairy products were
recalled from the 50 states in America as a result of listeria
contamination.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 20, 1999

UN-AMERICAN CHEESE

TRIVIA QUESTION: Who owns Kraft Foods?  (Answer at the conclusion of
this column...don't peek!)

RHETORICAL QUESTION: What could be more American than American cheese?
The people at KRAFT'S foods are a bit crafty on this issue!

KRAFT'S American cheese "Single's" now contain:

MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATES (MPC), (according to the April 1999 issue of
MILKWEED, $35 per year - 608-455-2400).

Where are milk protein concentrates produced?

MILKWEED editor Pete Hardin reveals that MPC is "not commercially
produced in the United States.  MPC sources include New Zealand, Ireland
and Eastern Europe."

A representative from KRAFT FOODS recently joined me in attending a
CODEX session in Washington, DC.  Kraft does not believe that Americans
have a right to know what is in the foods they eat.  This company
supports a no-labeling position for genetically engineered foods.

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/041899.html

KRAFT neither shows compassion to its consumers or to animals.  A recent
KRAFT (Shake'n Bake) television commercial depicted a de-feathered,
beheaded chicken strapped to a vibrating machine, combining violence and
disrespect for life.

If you have something to say about un-American cheese or animal right's
issues, call Kraft Foods Consumer Response 1-800-431-1003.

                  Kraft Foods
                  1 Kraft Court
                  Glenview Illinois 60025

Email: http://www.kraftfoods.com/cgi-bin/attmail.cgi

ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

KRAFT FOODS is owned by the Philip Morris, a multi-national holding
company best-known for Marlboro cigarettes.  In 1998 Philip Morris had
sales of nearly $75 billion dollars.

MORE FUN KRAFTINESS:

Would you believe that Philip Morris had 90 registered federal lobbyists
in 1997 and 150 registered lobbyists in 44 states in 1996?  This and
other fascinating facts are to be found at:

http://www.essential.org/orgs/infact/pm-imbal.html

Un-American cheese?  Un-American influence? Sadly, very American.  What
chance do consumers have against such wealth and power?

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 19, 1999

DAISY, DAISY, GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER, DO;
ON A BICYCLE BUILT FOR GOO!

I received an EMAIL from a dairy enthusiast that included evidence of
milk's benefits.  The article was published in the May, 1996 issue of
the magazine, "Bicycling" (Vol. 38 Issue 5, p106, 2p, 1c.  Section:
Nutrition).

The author relates discussions that she had with "bicycle enthusiasts"
(about half of whom said that they do not do dairy). Here were two of
the comments:

"It makes me sick to my stomach," or "I feel like I'm going to spit a
loogie after drinking it..."

In the very next paragraph, writer Julie Walsh reports:

"Because of these misconceptions, milk consumption has been declining
for the last 30 years even though it's one of the most naturally
nutritious beverages."

The article's author misunderstood the message contained in her
subject's own words. Bicyclists were revealing their own personal
experience, not misconceptions.  "It makes me sick to my stomach" is a
very real response to milk consumption.  Phlegm and mucus are very real
reactions to milk, and many people are able to make the connection.

BICYCLING MAGAZINE had the audacity to print:

"The fact is that adults, especially hard-charging cyclists, need milk."

The article then proceeds to debunk various myths.  Among the
absurdities of Julie Walsh's article is this not-so brilliant
conclusion:

"Because milk is 90% water, it can help cyclists stay hydrated."

Dear Julie, Guess what else contains water?  WATER!

Bicyclists have water bottles attached to their bikes, NOTMILK!  Imagine
New York Marathon runners grabbing cups containing thick shakes or
chocolate milk?

Athletes know better than to drink milk before or during strenuous
events.  For an athlete, the GOT MILK question should be answered by:
GOT MUCUS, PHLEGM, CONGESTION AND STOMACH DISTRESS.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 17, 1999

GOT MILK?  GET IRRITABLE BOWELS!

The mid-March issue of Wisconsin Agriculture Magazine (page 12 story by
Joel McNair) tells the tale of Ruth and Dan Vosberg, two Wisconsin dairy
farmers.

There is a disease that strikes fear in the hearts of all dairymen and
dairywomen: JOHNE'S (pronounced yo-nees). Johne's is caused by a
bacteria called mycobacterium paratuberculosis (not-to-be confused with
TB).

There is evidence that humans get this disease from cows by drinking
their milk.  This bacterium affects both humans and cows equally with
bouts of diarrhea and irritable bowels. I have written about the illness
in two previous issues of the ANTIDAIRY Coalition column.  I shUDDER at
the thought of drinking body fluids from diseased animals.

http://www.antidaitycoalition.com/062898.html

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/080998.html

I interviewed Dan Vosberg for today's "squirt" of NOTMILK wisdom.  Dan
and Ruth have two children, ages 9 and 5.  The Vosbergs do all that they
can to produce the most "wholesome" milk (according to their belief)
possible.  Their cows eat real grass, unlike most of America's dairy
cows who eat hormone-laden feed.  They refuse to use Monsanto's
genetically engineered hormone because of their very real concern for
human health.  The Vosberg children once drank the milk produced on
their farm.  They no longer do.

In 1998 only 187 of Wisconsin's 8,000 dairy farms were tested for
mycobacterium paratuberculosis.  This year nearly 1,000 farms have been
tested.  Dan told me that every Wisconsin herd tested this year contains
animals who tested positive for these bacteria.

In 1997, two of the 81 Vosberg cows tested positive for Johne's.  In
1999, 42 were positive and officials estimated that up to two-thirds of
his herd might be affected.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
called this rate of increase "one of the largest documented increases
over such a short period of time."

The United States Department of Agriculture came to Dan's farm and
ordered him to "cull" fifteen cows.  That means the animals were sent to
MacDonalds.  I asked Dan if he would eat their flesh and he quickly
responded "No way."

Animals infected with Johne's do not test positive until their second
year.  Dan slaughters his own cattle for his family's consumption.  He
uses young animals, not yet affected, or so he believes.

I asked Dan what the solution to eradicate this problem might be and
here is his response:

"I wish that somebody would develop a test that could detect the disease
a lot earlier so we could know what we are dealing with."

Robert Cohen
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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 16, 1999

I drove the 250 mile five hour trip to Washington yesterday, arriving in
time for a meeting that I will write about in Sunday's ANTIDAIRY
Coalition commentary.

Today, I want to share with you an experience that occurred on the
return drive.  Washington, DC does not have a baseball team and their
fans root for the Baltimore Orioles.  I am a New York Yankee fan and was
lucky enough to be able to pick up the Yankee/Oriole game.  As I left
Washington, there was an enormous highway sign with a third baseman,
horizontal to the ground, flying through the air making a diving catch.
The billboard read:

MILK:  YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK.

The player was Cal Ripkin, an old man playing a young man's game.
Baltimore's hero broke Lou Gehrig's record for having played in the most
consecutive baseball games, and has posed for a dairy industry
milkstache.

The dairy industry 'GOT MILK' brochure calls Ripkin a "REAL MAN."  Cal
Ripken, Jr., holding a baseball bat, smiles from inside the front cover
and proclaims, "With all the skim milk I drink, my name might as well be
Calcium Ripken, Jr."

I listened to the game and was dismayed as the Yanks fell behind the
Orioles 4-0.  It wasn't until the third inning that my baseball daydream
was answered.  Two outs, Yanks had the bases loaded.  Easy ground ball
to Ripkin at third, he bobbled it allowing a run to score, then threw
wildly to first base allowing two more runs to score.  The next inning
Ripkin stuck out with two men on base.  He is currently batting .174 and
his team (with the highest payroll in baseball) is currently in last
place.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU DRINK?  Indeed!  Perhaps Ripkin should take a close
look in the mirror at what his milkstache represents.  Eighty percent of
milk protein is CASEIN, the same glue used to hold together wood in
furniture.  If you are what you drink, then the mucus from casein is
bound to slow you down, Cal.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 15, 1999

Thanks to Marr Nealon,  http://www.madcowboy.com,  president of VOICE
FOR A VIABLE FUTURE for sending us today's quote:

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble makers,
the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and have no respect for tradition or the
status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, or glorify them.  About the only
thing you can't do is ignore them...because they change things, they
push the human race forward. Because the people who are crazy enough to
think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."

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MOM'S HABITS HAVE HUGE INFLUENCE ON CHILD'S MILK USE

BLOCKBUSTER page one news in the April issue of Pete Hardin's MILKWEED,
the best source of dairy industry news ($35 per year, The MILKWEED, P.O.
Box 10, Brooklyn, WI 53521).

The following story was reported by Kurt Graetzner, executive director
of the National Fluid Milk Processors Education Program:

"In homes where the mother is an obvious milk drinker, children drink
and average of 45 gallons of milk annually (388 pounds of fluid milk per
year!)"

However...

"In homes where the mother does not regularly drink milk, children
consume an average of only 10 gallons of milk (86 pounds of fluid milk
per year!)"

It is clear who will be targeted for future dairy industry advertising
and promotions. Moms?  The ANTIDAIRY Coalition will be ready with the
antidote!

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 14, 1999

GOTMILK vs NOTMILK vs REALMILK

You are invited to attend THE GREAT DAIRY DEBATE, an event that will
reexamine the nutritional value of dairy with a multi-perspective panel.

Decide for yourself:

http://www.whymilk.com    (Melissa Grossfeld's position)
http://www.notmilk.com    (Robert Cohen's position)
http://www.realmilk.com   (Sally Fallon's position)

WHEN:   Tuesday, April 20, 1998  7:00 PM
WHERE: 	LOEB Student Center, Top of the Park, 5th Floor
        566 Laguardia Place at Washington Square, South
        New York City

PARTICIPANTS:

Robert "NOTMILKMAN" Cohen, Executive Director of the ANTIDAIRY Coalition
and author of MILK-The Deadly Poison.

QUOTE:

"Whole milk contains virus, pus, bacteria, powerful growth hormones,
proteins that cause allergic reactions, antibiotics, pesticides, fat and
cholesterol.  There is only one good reason to drink milk;  by doing so
you'll get a milk mustache and be beautiful like Spike Lee and Larry
King."

Sally Fallon, advocating organic unprocessed whole milk.

QUOTE:

"Pasteurization destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures
fragile milk proteins, alters vitamin B12, destroys vitamin B6, kills
beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with
allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in
children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and
cancer. Raw milk sours naturally but pasteurized milk turns putrid and
processors must remove slime and pus from pasteurized milk by a process
of centrifugal clarification."

Melissa Grossfeld, advocating the consumption of modern dairy, pursuing
an MS in Clinical Nutrition and Certification as a registered Dietician.
She is a graduate assistant in the Department of Nutrition and Food
Studies at NYU and is a member of Kappa Omicron Mu & Nutrition Honors
Society.

QUOTE: (From the WHYMILK website)

"Hey, everyone knows that milk's full of nutrients. But there are so
many beverages in the cooler these days, why drink milk? Well, for
starters, it's a great source of calcium, and it helps you build and
maintain strong bones. Most people think it's especially important to
drink milk when you're a kid. That's for sure. But here's a bulletin for
ya: In order to keep your bones and body healthy, you should get the
amount of calcium found in at least three 8 fl oz glasses of milk a day-
-that's what's recommended by the National Institutes of Health. All
those other drinks can't even touch milk when it comes to giving you a
unique package of nutrients you're gonna need today, tomorrow and, yeh,
for the rest of your life.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - April 13, 1999

Jane Brody, New York Times "HEALTH WRITER," continues to extol milk's
virtues.  The Times publishes "ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT" while
accumulating all the money that's fit to accept by running full-page
milkstache ads.

Brody was one of the first to knock Dr. Spock's view on milk and she was
the first to promote the dairy industry's phony colon cancer/dairy
study. http://www.notmilk.com/deb/101198.html

In today's edition, the page F-6 headline alerts its readers: "AVOIDING
CONFUSION ON SERVING SIZE IS KEY TO FOOD PYRAMID."

One-half of the page contains a color photograph of twenty-five foods,
each lined up in its respective food group.

The top row is:  MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS and the upper left most-
conspicuous position is reserved for a glass of milk next to a bright
red milk carton.  Not only is the prominent placement reserved for milk,
but the milk icon is also the tallest photograph!  Which photos are the
smallest of the twenty-five?  The apple and glass of orange juice! Even
the bowl of ice cream is larger than the broccoli, potato and fruit
images.  These events do not occur randomly.  They are subliminal and
they are brainwashing of the unhealthiest kind.

                        End of April 1999 File
              (Beginning of the NOTMILK daily squirts.)

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK - The Deadly Poison
(201-871-5871)
Executive Director
Dairy Education Board
http://www.notmilk.com



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