By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only


The Dairy Education Board
Squirts of NOTMILK Wisdom

May, 1999


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

31 NOT-BUTTER?
30 Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/053099.html
29 Cardiologists should have a heart...and get a clue!
28 How to constipate your baby.  GOT MILK?
27 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
26 Do today's physicians embrace the Hippocratic oath?
25 Are pharmacies threatened by the ANTIDAIRY Coalition?
24 Can six thousand physicians be wrong?
23 Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/052399.html
22 A NEW BEGINNING
21 THE UPCOMING TRIAL OF THE CENTURY
20 FORAGING FOR FOOD
19 NATURAL HEALTH Magazine has become my new favorite!
18 UPCOMING USDA HEARINGS
17 ADVICE TO DOCTORS FROM DOCTORS
16 Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/051699.html
15 A DOCTOR'S LETTER TO HIS PATIENTS
14 FREE HOUSECALLS
13 MILKGATE TAPES
12 SECOND OPINIONS
11 IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?
10 Do hormones work?
9  Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/050999.html
8  WILL THE GOVERNMENT LISTEN TO YOU?
7  ASTHMA - WILL RESEARCHERS EVER SEE THE TRUTH?
6  SHOULD A WOMAN BREASTFEED HER INFANT IN PUBLIC?
5  AMERICA'S HEALTH NETWORK?
4  CANADIAN MILK HEARINGS - 4/26/99
3  IT'S SYNERGISTIC, SO SMELL THE ROSES!
2  Column http://www.notmilk.com/deb/050299.html
1  A MAN FOR ALL TREASONS

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Monday, May 31, 1999:  NOT-BUTTER?  Smooth, creamy taste, and in your
supermarkets just in time for the holiday weekend!

Corn on the cob with butter often makes Memorial Day picnics memorable!
Unfortunately, butter is loaded with saturated fats that send
cholesterol levels soaring.

A DELICIOUS SOLUTION

A new margarine, sold under the name BENECOL, contains plant sterol
esters, nutrients that control cholesterol levels.

This week, FDA approved the safety claims made by the manufacturer of
this product which "promotes healthy cholesterol levels."

This margarine, which taste-testers found equal to or better than real
butter, has been sold in Finland and Denmark since 1995.

BENECOL has a smooth creamy taste, and contains mono-unsaturated fats
which raise the levels of high-density lipids (HDL), the "healthy
cholesterol," while lowering levels of low-density lipids (LDL), the
dangerous cholesterol associated with heart disease.

Last summer the milk industry carefully manipulated butterfat production
and the price of butter soared to nearly $5 per pound.  This summer, new
healthy butter options (Lipton has "Take Control" on the way) will give
consumers a healthier and tastier alternative.

Robert Cohen

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SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1999: Cardiologists should have a heart...and get a
clue!

"What Every Woman Must Know About Heart Disease" by Dr. Siegfried J. Kra
provides everything you ever needed to know about America's number one
killer, heart disease.  Or does it?

Dr. Kra's no-nonsense approach to preventing this condition does not
list one indexed reference to either milk or dairy products, yet he
devotes entire chapters to cholesterol.

One day perhaps Dr. Kra and other cardiologists will wake up and smell
the coffee (lightened by nondairy creamer).

There are three milligrams of cholesterol contained in one medium slice
of Armour Bacon. By measuring the per capita daily consumption of milk,
cheese, ice cream and dozens of other dairy products, one finds that the
average American consumes 161 milligrams from dairy products each day.
("Food Consumption," Putnam & Allshouse, annual data published by USDA).

Dr. Kra should divide 161 by 3 and recognize that the average American
eats the equivalent cholesterol contained in more than fifty-three
slices of bacon every day from milk and dairy products.  In 1999 that
will equal the equivalent cholesterol contained in 19,345 slices of
bacon. By the time she's gone through her menopause, the average
American woman will eat the equivalent of more than one million slices
of bacon from milk and dairy products.  She will have little clue what
caused her heart disease, and neither will her cardiologist.

Kra should consider the cholesterol in dairy as a primary cause of heart
disease.

Robert Cohen

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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1999: How to constipate your baby.  GOT MILK?

CONSTIPATE YOUR BABY?  (HINT)  GOT MILK?

Scientists at the University of Palermo discovered that constipation
symptoms returned to a controlled group of infants 48 to 72 hours after
they were placed on a regimen of cow's milk proteins.  Their
determination was that chronic constipation in infants has an allergenic
pathogenesis.   This study was published in the January, 1995 issue of
the Journal of Pediatrics.

Researchers at the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of
Tampere, Finland, discovered that diet has a significant effect on the
developing immune system.  They observed that formula fed babies, at the
age of 3 months, were secreting low levels of serum antibodies to
bovine
proteins contained in their formula.  This critically significant
evidence was published in the August, 1994 issue of the Journal of
Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology.

How do pediatricians miss these important studies?  One wonders if the
dairy industry looks the other way when they are presented with such
evidence.  The infant suffers, and the mother is the last to know why.

SCIENCE IGNORE SYMPTOMS AND CLUES

FDA believes that the above two studies are not possible because, in
theory, these powerful proteins are destroyed by digestive processes.
Message to FDA:  Milk proteins survive digestion.  Doctors at the
Department of Pediatrics, Odense University Hospital in Denmark noted
that most formula fed infants developed symptoms of allergic rejection
to cow milk proteins before one month of age.  The majority of infants
tested had two or more symptoms.  About 50-70 percent experienced rashes
or other skin symptoms, 50-60 percent gastrointestinal symptoms, and
20-
30 percent respiratory symptoms.

AFTER NOTING THE MILK CONNECTION, SCIENTISTS RECOMMEND:

The recommended therapy for constipation by these researchers was to
avoid cow's milk and milk-based formula.

Robert Cohen

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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1999: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the shocking
MILK connection.

A FORMULA FOR SUDDEN DEATH

Many scientists and doctors have hypothesized that Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS) is actually an allergic reaction to milk hormones.
Babies who drink formula are actually drinking milk which contains milk
proteins.  Some "formula!"

IS SIDS AN ALLERGIC REACTION?

The medical literature contains many references suggesting that an
allergy to milk is the primary cause of SIDS.   In 1960, The Lancet
(November 19, Volume 2) implicated an allergy, hypersensitivity to milk,
as the cause of  sudden death in infancy.  The November 5, 1994, issue
of The Lancet compared infants who were breast-fed to infants who
consumed cow's milk or formula based on cow's milk.  Those who consumed
cow's milk were fourteen times more likely to die from diarrhea-related
complications and four times more likely to die of pneumonia than were
breast-fed babies.  This study implicated intolerance and allergy to
cow's milk products as a factor in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

WHAT DO AUTOPSY STUDIES REVEAL?

The most shocking study, also reported in The Lancet, Volume 343,
appeared on June 4, 1994.  Histological analyses of 48 infants who had
died from SIDS were compared with tissue samples of 30 infants who had
died from other nonpulmonary causes.  The findings were that those
infants who died of SIDS expressed inappropriate or inflammatory
responses suggesting violent allergic reactions to "something foreign."
Lung tissue and cells showed responses similar to bronchial wall
inflammation in asthma.  These infants were reacting to "something."  It
was not the role of the scientists to guess what that something was.
Their job was to supply a clue.  Do you suppose each of those babies
enjoyed a cigar before retiring for the evening?  How about a glass of
cognac?  These infants did not have pneumonia before going to bed,
otherwise their death certificates would not have read SIDS.

GOT MILK-BASED FORMULA?  GOT ALLERGENIC BOVINE PROTEINS

Each and every child who died of SIDS probably had one thing in common.
Each victim most likely ate his or her last meal in the hours preceding
death.  Each victim introduced a powerful allergen which initiated an
allergic reaction.  What do you suppose that meal was?  In 1993, 4070
American infants died of SIDS.   In 1994, that number increased by more
than 5 percent to 4290 infants.  In 1994, milk consumption increased by
over 4 percent.  However, there is no coincidence when considering the
relation between milk consumption, allergic reactions to cow's milk, and
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Robert Cohen

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1999: What did Hippocrates teach his students about
milk? Do today's physicians embrace the Hippocratic oath or are they
hypocrites?

AN ALLERGY BOOK WITH NO CLUE

An example of how the medical establishment displays their lack of
perception in not linking human allergies to milk products can be
illustrated in the well-respected book,  "Allergies: A-Z."  The authors
of this book, Myron Lipowitz, MD, and Tova Navarra, RN, tell the story
of Hippocrates, the learned scholar whose name is attached to the oath
that doctors recite but often ignore.

WHAT DID HIPPOCRATES OBSERVE ABOUT MILK CONSUMPTION?

On page 174, the authors note that Hippocrates was the first individual
to link milk consumption to allergic reactions such as hives and
gastrointestinal disorders.  Yet two sentences later, the authors report
that the true incidence of cow's milk allergy is only one in 1000.

DO THE MATH

Do these two authors, one a physician and the other a nurse, imagine
that Hippocrates only knew 1000 people and was writing about that one
individual?

There are approximately 1,000 athletes, managers and coaches on the
thirty major league baseball teams.  If only one of those men had a milk
allergy, and Hippocrates was alive today, do you think he would have
written about it?  Give me a break!

Perhaps milk problems affect more than just one out of a thousand.
Maybe it's all Greek to the authors of this allergy textbook!  Maybe
it's all Greek to a number of physicians.  Why do some scientists and
doctors ignore the evidence, display no analytical common sense, and
continue to exhibit a complete lack of logic in their analyses?  And
why, do many people believe everything that is written in black and
white, particularly those things written by people with credentials
having lots of letters attached to the ends of their names?

Robert Cohen

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If people stop drinking milk, will CVS lose its clientele?

GOT CONGESTION?  GOT EARACHES?

Drug stores are stocked full of items to counteract the reactions
brought about from consuming milk and dairy products.  The casein in
milk has been described as a primary cause of mucous and congestion.
There are studies that have linked milk consumption with childhood
earaches.

GOT HEADACHES?  GOT INDIGESTION?

Pills for headaches and sprays for nasal congestion line the shelves of
America's drug stores and supermarkets.  There are allergy capsules and
antihistamines as well as laxatives to relieve irritable bowel syndrome.
Three quarters of the human race cannot digest lactose in milk.  All
people produce antibodies to bovine proteins with anti-histamine
production.  The range of people's symptoms can be relieved by the
products sold in pharmacies.

GOT CONSTIPATION?  GOT DIARRHEA?

There are stool softeners and medications to relieve intestinal gas,
bloating and diarrhea.  There are antacid tablets for indigestion that
also contain dietary calcium in a form that is easily assimilated by the
human body.  There are so many manufacturers who benefit from diseases
and symptoms caused by milk, and these companies should be paying
royalties on the sales of their remedies to the dairy industry.  Without
milk and dairy consumption, there might not be a need for many of these
pharmaceuticals.  Milk is responsible for an important part of the cash
flow of drug stores.  Without a strong milk industry, we might see many
of these apothecaries fail.

DISCOVER THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH  =  NOTMILK!

Many diseases have been attributed to milk and dairy consumption.  Not
only have bovine proteins been linked with allergies but they've also
been implicated as the cause of serious diseases such as cancer, heart
disease and osteoporosis.  By consuming milk and dairy products, we may
be placing the final restraint on our ability to extend our longevity
and live well over 100 years of age.  By discontinuing the consumption
of milk and dairy products, we might very well discover the "Fountain of
Youth."

Robert Cohen

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MONDAY, MAY 24, 1999:
Can six thousand physicians be wrong?
Read the NOTMILK wisdom of Neal Barnard, M.D.

Neal Barnard has dedicated his life to bringing health to people through
proper nutrition.

Doctor Barnard is president of Washington, DC-based "Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine" (PCRM).  Founded in 1985, PCRM is
supported by over 6000 physicians and 60,000 laypersons.  Its advisory
board includes 26 medical doctors from a broad range of specialties. Dr.
Barnard is a popular speaker and the author of many best-selling books,
including "Food for Life."

DR. BARNARD'S SECOND OPINION ABOUT MILK

Here are a few of Neal Barnard's thoughts on milk:

"There is no nutritional requirement for dairy products.  A substantial
body of scientific evidence raises concerns about health risks from
cow's milk.  These problems relate to the proteins, sugar, fat, and
contaminants in dairy products, and the inadequacy of whole cow's milk
for infant nutrition.

OSTEOPOROSIS

Dairy products offer a false sense of security to those concerned about
osteoporosis.  Studies have shown little effect of dairy products on
osteoporosis.  In postmenopausal women, most studies show little effect
of calcium intake on the bone density of the spine.  There is also
little or no effect on bone at the hip, where very serious breaks can
occur.  Some studies have found an effect of calcium intake on bone
density in the forearm.  Studies of postmenopausal women have likewise
shown that calcium intake has relatively little effect on bone density.
Science magazine of August 1, 1986, noted "the large body of evidence
indicating no relationship between calcium intake and bone density."

A recent report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that
calcium absorbability was actually higher for kale than from milk, and
concluded, 'greens such as kale can be considered to be at least as good
as milk in terms of their calcium absorbability.'    Diets that are
rich
in protein, particularly animal proteins, encourage calcium loss."

Does your doctor consider food to be a cause or cure of illness?  Ask
your physician whether the fat, cholesterol, hormones and allergenic
proteins in milk represent a healthy diet for you.  If your healer's
advise is for you to drink milk, inquire how many hours of nutrition he
or she took in medical school.  If the answer is "less than ten," give
your doctor the prescription for good health:  PCRM's phone number is
202-686-2210.

Robert Cohen

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There is a healer on the Internet offering a FREE three-week plan that
is guaranteed to enlighten you to the body's potential.

CHET DAY'S "HEALTH AND BEYOND"

Chet Day agrees with the NOTMILK philosophy, recognizing that 'casein'
(80% of milk and cheese protein) clogs and congests the entire system.
Combine casein with milk hormones, hard-to-digest lactose, fat and
cholesterol, and one has the perfect prescription for BAD HEALTH.

Eliminate ALL milk and dairy products and you rid your body's organs and
cells of mucus.

DOWNLOAD THE PLAN

Just click on the following link to download Chet Day's innovative diet
plan.

http://chetday.com/21day.html

This is much more than just a food regimen.  It's a lifetime of good
health.  Chet's plan is a healing strategy and a blueprint for the
lifestyle you know to be possible and that has eluded many since high
school age.

Imagine doing twenty push-ups as easily as you once did, or touching
your toes or running across the street without becoming winded.
Recapture your youth in just three weeks!

The average individual spends the final decade or more of his or her
life slowly dying from heart disease or cancer, mankind's number one and
two killers.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Chet's plan recognizes the truth that many traditional physicians
ignore.  The foods we eat become fuels for our cells.  Some fuels are
easily utilized, while others leave behind dangerous residues.  You can
burn natural gas (drink milk and you'll produce plenty of that) or you
can burn tar and oil.

Three weeks to a new you!

COMING TOMORROW:

AN EXPOSE

The PHONY organization which raised $9 million dollars last year,
funding only $145,000 of that for scientific research.

Who is behind the National Osteoporosis Foundation and what is their
agenda?  HINT:  GOT MILK?

Robert Cohen

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

"COURT TV" may air the trial of the century.  OJ vs. MILK - does the
glove fit?

THE UPCOMING TRIAL OF THE CENTURY

LET'S PUT THIS ON TELEVISION FOR MILLIONS TO SEE

A Florida judge has set a new trial date of October 11 in the case filed
by Steve Wilson and Jane Akers.  These two investigative reporters were
fired by FOX Television because they dared to tell the truth about
milk,
and refused to tone down their story about the dangers of milk hormones.

WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON?

Since the case was filed more than a year ago (April 2, 1998), FOX
attorneys have taken only 4 depositions in addition to Wilson's and
Akre's. The plaintiffs have taken testimony from more than two dozen
potential witnesses.

HERE COMES THE BIG GUN

President Clinton's personal attorney David Kendall of the Williams &
Connolly firm has joined FOX's legal team and will defend Fox's
interests in the matter.

We previously wrote about Wilson and Aker:

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/040499.html

BIGGER THAN THE "OJ" TRIAL

Forget the OJ phenomena.  This one puts the dairy industry on trial!
Does the glove fit?  Mark down the date, October 11, 1999, and watch the
fireworks!

Will 'Court TV' cover this jury trial? If you want to see it, they'll
cover it.  If there is enough demand, MILK and GENETIC ENGINEERING
issues will be seen by consumers who have a right to know whether they
are eating foods containing genetically engineered hormones.

CALL 'COURT TV' AND REQUEST THAT THEY COVER THE TRIAL:

Ask for the "ASSIGNMENT DESK" and leave your message!
Let him (Bill Pollack) know you'll be watching.

212-973-2800

Until tomorrow,

Robert Cohen

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

FORAGING FOR FOOD

Early man had to spend a considerable part of his day "shopping for" and
planning his meals.  As a matter of fact, he probably ate what he
could,
as soon as he found it.  Strawberries were not saved for a topping to
short cakes.  Fresh into the mouth, right off the plant, provided the
best taste.

TWENTIETH CENTURY MAN

We take many things for granted, and the variety and abundance of food
is number one on that list. Yesterday, I purchased $40 worth of fruits
and vegetables which are now stored in my refrigerator.  Asparagus and
broccoli were part of last night's dinner. Sautéed in sunflower oil with
sea salt and garlic, they were pure heaven.  Two large red-leaf
lettuces
for a dollar with peppers and tomatoes, all under a dollar per pound
became the bulk of our dinner.

I bought apples and kiwis and the tiny bananas usually found in Oriental
markets.  There were three different types of mangos, which I peeled,
sliced and froze.  They make wonderful snacks right out of the freezer
and are excellent in smoothies.

I also purchased 48 Florida oranges which cost me $1.79 per dozen or
$7.16 for the four dozen which I decided to juice.

HOW MUCH JUICE?

The four dozen oranges produced just over six quarts of fresh juice.
That's just $1.19 per quart.  Imagine the taste of fresh orange juice?
You can taste the life.  Compare that to the finest name brand orange
juice sold in supermarkets.  Such is the flavor of dead food and a taste
test confirms that.  Apple juice in a bottle?  Dead food.  Apple cider?
Live food.  Grape juice in a bottle?  Sweet, but dead.  Freshly juiced
grapes?  Pure heaven.

BREAKFAST

Jennifer had cereal for breakfast with rice milk.  She leaves one hour
earlier for school than her sisters do. I went to Elizabeth's room and
her request was a glass of orange juice.  Her room service waiter was
happy to oblige.  Sarah was last.  "I want a smoothie, dad.  Please?"
How could I refuse?  Frozen mango slices with a whole banana and a wedge
of cantaloupe were added to the blender, filled to the top with the
freshly squeezed orange juice.  As I walked down the hall to Sarah's
room, I took a sip of her smoothie.  Thick, luscious, flavorful, loaded
with vitamins and enzymes.  I felt so good that I was providing a good
breakfast, and even better that she had developed a taste for great
nutrition.

TRIVIA

A 100-gram portion of Florida oranges (40 mg) contains 21 percent more
calcium than an equal portion of human breast milk (33 mg).

GOT ORANGE JUICE?

Robert Cohen

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

NATURAL HEALTH Magazine has become my new favorite!

The June, 1999 issue has a wonderful feature in LIFESTYLE on page 27!

This column is not an advertisement for a magazine; it's a proud-as-a-
peacock father bragging about his daughter's experiment and new-found
fame:

Reprinted with their permission is the story:

"DANGERS OF DIET SODA

THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU POUR THAT DIET SODA

The aspartame (NutraSweet) in diet soda, when left at room temperature,
breaks down into formaldehyde, a toxic chemical that can cause cancer
and birth defects.

At least that's what Jennifer Cohen, a 13-year-old from New Jersey,
found while performing a science experiment for school.

Cohen tested three groups of Diet Coke: One that was refrigerated, one
that was stored at room temperature, and one that was put in an
incubator set at 104 degrees.  Two months later, independent laboratory
tests found that the soda left at room temperature (which it can be for
months before you buy it) had the highest levels of formaldehyde - four
times that of the refrigerated cola and three times more than the
incubated cola.  Large amounts of aspartame have been found to cause
headaches, nausea, vision problems and seizures in laboratory animals."

More information and Jennifer's entire experiment can be found:

http://www.dorway.com

NATURAL HEALTH magazine has a circulation of 400,000, and it is a work
of art.
Great articles, delicious recipes! You can visit their website:

http://www.naturalhealthmag.com

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 18, 1999

WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD

On Saturday, May 8th, the subject for the SQUIRT OF NOTMILK WISDOM was:

WILL THE GOVERNMENT LISTEN TO YOU?

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/smay99.txt

You and I, American citizens, have been invited to testify at USDA
hearings.

The Clinton Administration is seeking a broad range of advice and ideas
to help form U.S. agricultural trade policy.  The USDA has invited
farmers and ranchers, processors, exporters and consumers to voice their
comments.and concerns relating to products from new technologies.  This
means GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS!

HERE IS OUR ONE LAST CHANCE!

DO WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE EATING?

Manufacturers and processors do not want you to know whether your food
is genetically engineered or not.  I believe that we have a right to
know.  Mistakes in genetic engineering have been made and continue to be
made.  That is the point of my own personal opinion.  I want the right
to make a choice.  Do you?

PUT A LABEL ON GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOODS

How about the double helix?  Put a label on any food product so changed
by modern technology.  I demand the right to know.  A simple label is
all that I request.  I do not need the surgeon general's warning, with
an editorial.  Just an insignia.  If enough people ask for this, we'll
get it!

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:

REGISTER IN YOUR DISTRICT

MAKE A PHONE CALL TODAY

If you live in one of the states in your district,  please come to that
hearing.  It will give you the opportunity to meet other interested
parties including activists and environmentalists.  If these hearings
are anything like last year's USDA ORGANIC FOOD STANDARD hearings, this
is an opportunity to share ideas with those who want safe foods.  Join
those who dedicate their lives to making a difference.

JUNE 4 - Winter Haven, Florida (Nora Mayo Hall)
CONTACT:  Will Bussey   (850) 488-3022
STATES:  Florida

JUNE 7 - St. Paul, Minnesota (Holiday Inn, St. Paul, East)
CONTACT:  Darla Riley  (651) 282-5140
STATES:  Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

JUNE 16 - Memphis, Tennessee (Agri-Center International)
CONTACT: Joe Gaines  (615)  837-5160
STATES:  Tennessee, Georgia,  Alabama,  Kentucky,  North Carolina,
South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas

JUNE 24 - Indianapolis, Indiana (Indiana State Fair)
CONTACT: Julia Wickard  (317) 232-8778
STATES:  Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, West Virginia

JUNE 29 - Sacramento, California (California Department of Food and
Agriculture)
CONTACT:  Marjorie Beazer  (916) 654-0462
STATES:  California, Hawaii, Arizona

JUNE 30 - Pullman, Washington  (To be determined)
CONTACT:  Lisa Schumaker  (360) 902-1926
STATES:  Washington, Idho, Oregon, Alaska

JULY 8 - Austin, Texas  (The Texas State Capitol)
CONTACT: Dawn DeBerry  (512) 475-1615
STATES:  Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico

JULY 12 - Des Moines, Iowa (To be determined)
CONTACT: Joan Kiernan  (515) 281-5323
STATES:  Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska

JULY 19 - Burlington, Vermont (To be determined)
CONTACT: Theresa Doyle  (802) 828-2430
STATES: Vermont, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Connecticut,  Rhode Island

JULY 23 - Bozeman, Montana (To be determined)
CONTACT: Montana Department of Agriculture  (406) 444-3144
STATES: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Utah

JULY 23 - Newark, Delaware  (University of Delaware)
CONTACT: Brenda Minor  (302) 739-4811
STATES: Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland

Robert Cohen

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ADVICE TO DOCTORS FROM DOCTORS

THE TOWNSEND MEDICAL LETTER

How do many doctors keep up to date on the latest medical news?  By
reading the Townsend Medical Letter, a newsletter written by doctors for
doctors.

In the May, 1995 issue of this prestigious newsletter, physicians, who
had not placed strong emphasis on nutrition in medical school, were at
last getting an accurate and unbiased message concerning milk.  Many
M.D.s who subscribe to this trade journal drank their first sip of
milk's great controversy.  The Townsend Letter included a brief column
on the dangers of cow's milk.  This medical newsletter gave credit to
good marketing by the dairy industry, which informs us to drink milk
because it is "wholesome and necessary." The newsletter responded to
this marketing message, this way:

"In reality, cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been
linked to a variety of health problems."  Among those problems
attributed to milk and dairy consumption by this medical newsletter
written by doctors for doctors, include:

1) mucus production     2) hemoglobin loss     3) diabetes
4) heart disease        5) atherosclerosis     6) arthritis
7) kidney stones        8) mood swings         9) depression
10) irritability       11) allergies

Here's how to contact the TOWNSEND MEDICAL LETTER:

Phone: 360-385-6021     Fax: 360-385-0699      info@tldp.com

Nine months before the Townsend article appeared, the seed to this
story was planted in the August, 1994 issue of Natural Health.  In an
article entitled "Don't Drink Your Milk!" author Nathaniel Mead
describes "nature's perfect food" as being linked to a great number of
serious health problems.  Mead's article begins by including a quote
from a Washington, D.C., pediatrician by the name of Russell Bunai, M.D.
When asked his opinion on what single change in the American diet would
produce the greatest health benefit, Bunai responded:

"Eliminating dairy products."

Mead interviewed Frank A. Oski, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine, who stated:

"At least 50 percent of all children in the United States are allergic
to cow's milk, many undiagnosed.  Dairy products are the leading cause
of food allergy, often revealed by diarrhea, constipation, and fatigue.
Many cases of asthma and sinus infections are reported to be relieved
and even eliminated by cutting out dairy.  The exclusion of dairy,
however, must be complete to see any benefit."

Robert Cohen

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

A DOCTOR'S LETTER TO HIS PATIENTS

Dr. Robert Kradjian is a man of great wit, intelligence, perspective and
passion.  He is the author of the well respected and well read book
"Breast Cancer." Dr. Kradjian, now retired, was once Chief of Breast
Surgery at Seton Medical Center near San Francisco

WHAT ADVICE DOES A HEALER GIVE HIS PATIENTS?

"Doctor, should I drink milk?" you ask.  What knowledge will he or she
base his or her response upon?  Do doctors study about milk in medical
school?  Do they consider the hormones or antibiotics, fat or
cholesterol, bovine proteins which trigger allergies?  Most doctors
suggest that everybody should drink milk.   Robert M. Kradjian, M.D., in
response to a patient's question, began to explore the milk and dairy
influence on our culture.  His investigation and review of the
scientific literature resulted in a letter written to his patient.

WHAT DOES A REVIEW OF THE MEDICAL LITERATURE REVEAL?

DR. KRADJIAN WROTE:

"I believe that there are three reliable sources of information.  The
first, and probably the best, is a study of nature.  The second is to
study the history of our own species.  Finally we need to look at the
world's scientific literature on the subject of milk.

Let's look at the scientific literature first.  From 1988 to 1993 there
were over 2,700 articles dealing with milk recorded in the "Medicine"
archives.  Fifteen hundred of these had milk as the main focus of the
article.  There is no lack of scientific information on this subject.  I
reviewed over 500 of the 1,500 articles, discarding articles that dealt
exclusively with animals, esoteric research and inconclusive studies.

A HORROR STORY

How would I summarize the articles?  They were only slightly less than
horrifying.  First of all, none of the authors spoke of cow's milk as an
excellent food, free of side effects and the "perfect food" as we have
been led to believe by the industry.  The main focus of the published
reports seems to be on intestinal colic, intestinal irritation,
intestinal bleeding, anemia, allergic reactions in infants and children
as well as infections such as salmonella.

More ominous is the fear of viral infection with bovine leukemia virus
or an AIDS-like virus as well as concern for childhood diabetes.
Contamination of milk by blood and white (pus) cells as well as a
variety of chemicals and insecticides was also discussed.  Among
children, the problems were allergy, ear and tonsillar infections,
bedwetting, asthma, intestinal bleeding, colic and diabetes.  In adults,
the problems seemed centered more around heart disease and arthritis,
allergy, sinusitis, and the more serious questions of leukemia, lymphoma
and cancer."

Dr. Kradjian's letter can be read in its entirety.
Here is the link:

http://www.afpafitness.com/MILKDOC.HTM

Robert Cohen

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

IF BREASTFEEDING WORKS, DOES COW'S MILK DELIVER POWERFUL HORMONES TO ALL
HUMANS?

A DOCTOR  WHO MAKES "FREE" HOUSECALLS

Welcome to the home page of Alan Greene, M.D., a pediatrician who takes
questions and in answering them offers detailed advice dispensed with
caring bedside manner.  You can visit Dr. Greene at:

http://www.drgreene.com

I asked Dr. Greene a question which he posted to his website:

"I met with top scientists at the FDA in Rockville, Maryland, discussing
among other things, breastfeeding.  It was their collective opinion
that
breastfeeding offered psychological nurturing benefits, but nothing
more.  Their logic was that all proteins are broken down by strong
digestive enzymes.  What do you think?"

DR. GREENE WROTE:

"Many studies comparing the frequency of illness between breast and
formula-fed infants have demonstrated fewer illnesses and less severe
illnesses in breast-fed infants (Garza et al, Special Properties of
Human Milk, Clinics of Perinatology, 14: 11-32, 1987).

"Mounting evidence shows a striking reduction in the incidence and
seriousness of gastrointestinal infections, respiratory infections, and
ear infections in breast-fed babies (Duncan et al, Exclusive Breast
Feeding for at Least Four Months Protects Against Otiis Media,
Pediatrics, 91: 867-872, 1993).

"If the immunoglobulins are rendered useless by digestion, how could
this be?

IMMUNOGLOBULINS

"All types of immunoglobulins are found in human milk.  The highest
concentration is found in colostrum, the pre-milk which is only
available from the breast the first three to five days of the baby's
life.

LACTOFERRIN

"Lactoferrin is an iron-binding protein that is found in human milk, but
not available in formulas.  It limits the availability of iron to
bacteria in the intestines, and alters which healthy bacteria will
thrive in the gut.

LYSOSOMES

"Human breast milk contains lysosomes (a potent digestive ingredient) at
a level thirty times higher than in any formula.   It has a strong
influence on the type of bacteria which inhabit the intestinal tract.

GROWTH FACTORS

"Human breast milk specifically encourages the growth of
Lactobacillaceae, helpful bacteria which can inhibit many of the
disease-causing gram-negative bacteria and parasites.  In fact, there is
a striking difference between the bacteria found in the guts of breast
and formula-fed infants.

ALLERGIC FACTORS

"The cows' milk protein used in many formulas is a foreign protein.
When babies are exposed to non-human milk, they actually develop
antibodies to the foreign protein.  Research has shown that without
exception the important food allergens found in milk and soybean
formulas are stable to digestion in the stomach for as long as 60
minutes (as compared to human milk protein which is digested in the
stomach within 15 minutes).  Thus, the foreign proteins pass through the
stomach and reach the intestines intact, where they gain access and can
produce sensitization.

CONCLUSION

"It becomes clearer year by year, that human milk is precisely designed
for human babies.  There may well be other important micro-nutrients or
factors that we don't even have instruments to measure yet.  Not many
decades ago, immunoglobulins weren't even imagined."

THANK YOU, DR. GREENE!

What are the implications?  Clearly, proteins in milk survive digestion.
Nursing mothers believe this.  Their pediatricians certainly believe
this.  The only ones who do not believe this are the FDA scientists.  If
proteins in human milk survive digestion, then proteins in cow milk
survive digestion.  If IGF-I is the most powerful growth hormone in the
human body, and if cow IGF-I is identical to human IGF-I, then every
time we drink a glass of milk or eat a slice of cheese we take hormones
into our body.  Indeed, protein hormones do survive digestive processes.
Milk is a hormonal delivery system.

Robert Cohen

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

PRESIDENT NIXON WAS BRIBED BY MILK PRODUCERS

The transcript from one of the Watergate tapes made on March 23, 1971
reveals a president carefully choosing his words for the men delivering
an enormous bribe.  If only the unmonitored hallways of political
offices could talk, what secrets they would reveal.  Here, then, the
transcript of President Richard M. Nixon's meeting with milk producer
cooperatives:

WATERGATE TAPE

"Uh, I know...that, uh, you are a group that are politically very
conscious...And you're willing to do something about it.  And, I must
say a lot of businessmen and others...don't do anything about it.  And
you do, and I appreciate that.  And, I don't have to spell it out."

Here, caught on tape is a president receiving a bribe.  Later on, after
these milk producers have left, Nixon, alone with advisor John Connally,
says:

"They are tough political operatives.  This is a cold political deal."

Connally's response:

"These dairymen are organized; they are ad ament, they're militant...And
they're massing an enormous amount of money that they are going to put
into political activities, very frankly."

The "gift" was $3 million in cash.

Who was getting the money, who was getting the price increases, who was
paying the bribe and who was actually footing the bill?  The dairy
industry has learned throughout the administrations of congressmen,
senators and presidents that they could buy decisions with both legal
and illegal cash contributions.  They learned that they can buy the
votes of members of congressional committees.  They have learned to
avoid antitrust litigation and they learned how to regulate price
controls for their milk.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 12, 1999

SECOND OPINIONS

There are many opinions that have tried to alert the public to the
dangers of milk and dairy products.  Benjamin Spock, M.D., announced
that cow's milk is inappropriate for children below the age of 1 because
children react negatively to bovine hormones.  In the years preceding
his death, Dr. Spock created quite a controversy by criticizing milk.
After 50 years of telling parents that milk was a near perfect food,
Spock made a 180-degree turn.  After Spock's analyses, the American
Academy of Pediatrics reexamined milk issues and withdrew their
endorsement of whole cow's milk for infants on the basis that iron in
milk cannot be properly absorbed.   The final version of Dr. Spock's
best selling book recommends that no human eat milk and dairy products
from cows.

FOOD FOR LIFE

Neal D. Barnard, M.D., author of "Food For Life" and director of
Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, made
stronger statements.  Barnard believes that consumption of cow's milk is
totally inappropriate for humans.  The scientific literature is filled
with evidences of the inadequacy of cow's milk for human nutrition.
According to Barnard:

"There is no nutritional requirement for dairy products, and there are
serious problems that can result from the proteins, sugar, fat and
contaminants in milk products."

FIT FOR LIFE

Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, authors of the best seller "Fit For Life,"
are strong opponents of milk consumption.  They make a remarkable case
against dairy products and their comments on the dairy industry are
brilliantly presented.  The Diamonds conclude:

"Dairy products are disease-producing.  Pasteurization is a fraud
because dead food cannot support life.  Everything that you have been
taught about calcium in milk is inaccurate and dishonest.   Dairy
products are a major cause of osteoporosis."

Their book was on the New York Times best-seller list for two
consecutive years.  If all of the readers of the Diamonds' book had
heeded the author's advice, we would have no dairy industry.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 11, 1999

THEY SAY THERE WAS NO CONSPIRACY

FDA published a review of the genetically engineered bovine growth
hormone in the journal SCIENCE on Friday, August 24, 1990 On August 22,
two days earlier, the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA)
had jumped the gun and published their endorsement of FDA's
conclusions.
A third journal, SCIENCE NEWS, published news of the JAMA endorsement of
the SCIENCE article just one day after the SCIENCE article appeared.

JAMA raised their glass of milk and collectively said, "We'll drink to
that!"  The JAMA article and the SCIENCE NEWS articles appeared the same
week as the SCIENCE article.  JAMA, representing America's doctors, is
universally respected for independent unbiased review of medical issues.

GOT INTEGRITY?

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

The American Medical Association, recognizing that this most publicized
controversy must be handled with surgical gloves, assigned the task to
two independent doctors.  One was David Barbano from Cornell University.
Barbano is a professor of dairy science but he is not a physician.

PAPER TRAILS ARE EASY TO FOLLOW

Ah, paper trails.  Thank goodness for researchers who must see their
names in print.  Scientists document their relationships with other
scientists by publishing articles with their colleagues.  Names
appearing together are smoking guns, testimony to the vain and the
foolish.  Dale Bauman, the scientist at Cornell who worked for Monsanto
and published dozens of articles with their scientists, also published a
paper with Barbano, the co-author of the so-called independent JAMA
article.  David Barbano was not an independent author writing for the
JAMA.  In 1988, Barbano and Bauman published an article on the influence
of rbST on general milk composition!  That study was financed by
Monsanto.

A NOT-SO-INDEPENDENT CO-AUTHOR

Co-author William Daughaday, M.D., had Monsanto ties.  The actual words
of the JAMA reviewer which were added as an addendum to the paper
reveal:

"From 1984 to 1986, Dr. Daughaday was the recipient of a research
contract from Monsanto Company, a small fraction of which was paid to
Dr. Daughaday as a consulting fee."

Every newspaper in America repeated the JAMA conclusion.  Not one
newspaper revealed the conflicts of interest.  This JAMA paper can
easily be obtained from a public library. Page one of the actual paper
reveals this truth.

GOT ETHICS?

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 10, 1999

GOT HORMONES?  DO THEY WORK?

EACH SIP OF MILK CONTAINS HORMONES WHICH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE
BEHAVIORS:

The word "hormone" constitutes diversified meanings for different
people.  To teenagers with acne it's the cause of all pimples.  To the
husband of a pregnant woman desiring pickles and ice cream, experiencing
mood swings, it's the foundation of her behavior patterns.  To gang
members who fight to defend a street corner as their turf, it's the
chemical that brings about aggressive behavior.  To a weight lifter or
Olympic athlete, it's the way to illegally grow muscles quickly.  To an
animal psychologist studying wolf behavior, a hormone is a chemical
messenger that causes a fixed action pattern in the brain eliciting the
course of action in which a male will mark bushes and declare his
territorial rights.  Nobody instructs a male dog in how to mount a
female and conduct himself in a manner as to reproduce his species.  He
does not read such advice in a book and he does not watch a movie.  A
chemical hormone called a pheromone creates an odor which when inhaled
affects the male dog's brain in such a manner that he perform the same
act done by generations of his ancestors. Chemical and physiological
processes are so linked in the brains of all mammals.

WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR KIDS HORMONES?

Steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are
responsible for a vast array of behaviors.  Body organs secrete these
chemical messengers at varied times for a multitude of purposes.  There
are other hormones that control miscellaneous body functions.  One is
called epinephrine, better known as adrenaline.  Adrenaline is the
powerful hormonal messenger that alerts humans to dangerous situations.
When adrenaline is secreted into the bloodstream by the adrenal glands,
animals, including humans, experience the "fight or flight" response.
One other group of hormones works on cellular processes.  Quite often
the effects of these hormones are not readily observed.

SHOULD WE TAKE MORE HORMONES THAN OUR BODIES NORMALLY PRODUCE?

When a hormone doesn't function properly, an abnormal condition can
often result.  For example, diabetes can be an indication that the
pancreas is not producing enough insulin to metabolize sugar.  Less than
30 years ago, a powerful growth hormone was identified in the milk of
cows.  Subsequently, that same hormone has been identified in humans.
Variations of that growth hormone have also been identified in hundreds
of animal species.  The actual date of discovery was never recorded.
This hormone was similar to but not exactly like insulin.  This hormone
made cells grow.  Since it resembled insulin and made cells grow it was
called insulin-like growth factor.  There are at least five different
types of insulin-like growth factors.  For this chapter and this book we
concern ourselves primarily with insulin-like growth factor-I  (IGF-I).

CAN TAKING JUST ONE PILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

IGF-I works on an extremely tiny scale, a molecular level.  It does not
take a lot of IGF-I to exert cellular growth effects.  Other chemicals
work the same way.  A similarly tiny amount of LSD would create powerful
hallucinations for anybody experiencing an LSD "trip."  Hormones are
made up of amino acids.  Amino acids are building blocks of proteins.
There are approximately 28 amino acids that make up the hundreds of
millions of different proteins in the animal kingdom.  Other species of
animals have hormones that are similar to but not exact in structure to
human hormones.  There is one exception.  IGF-I, the most powerful
growth hormone in the human body, is identical between bovines and
humans.  IGF-I in both cows and people contains 70 amino acids in the
same exact sequence.  If somebody were to offer you a pill containing
the most powerful growth hormone in the human body, would you take that
pill? Every time you drink a glass of milk, you ingest the same amount
of this growth hormone as is contained in the human body.  Would you
imagine that IGF-I works on a nursing calf?  Of course it does!  Why
would one not assume that IGF-I in milk has the potential to exert a
powerful influence on human cellular activity?

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 8, 1999

WILL THE GOVERNMENT LISTEN TO YOU?

Five years ago THEY POISONED OUR MILK, and only a handful of people
spoke. Nobody listened.

MISTAKES WERE MADE

When MILK was genetically engineered, serious errors were made. USDA's
policy was (and still is) that the new milk was exactly like the old.

The new MILK actually contained a "FREAK" amino acid and caused cancer
in lab animals.

TAKE ONE DAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Write down the dates at the end of this column and register to voice
your comment!

In order for THEM to listen,  YOU  have to be willing to speak!  The
government is made up of you and me, and the lobbyists and the
manufacturers and those who we elect to listen and serve.  Our system is
one in which those who make policy decisions often hear only from
manufacturers and their lobbyists.

WE ONCE MADE A DIFFERENCE!

Last year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invited
public comment on their new ORGANIC FOODS policies.  They were going to
label genetically engineered food:

"ORGANIC"

WHAT HAPPENED?

Hundreds of thousands of people protested, either in person or by
writing letters.  Every comment became part of the record, and in this
way "WE, THE PEOPLE" altered government policy.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD

This week (May 4th), Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced that
the USDA will hold 11 public listening sessions to solicit public
comments on agricultural trade priorities for upcoming World Trade
Organization negotiations.

News of genetically altered products makes headlines all over the world,
but a general censorship seems to exist in the United States.  While we
imagine that America is the land of the free, newspapers often
sacrifice
their integrity for advertising dollars, real or imagined.

THE MAJOR ISSUE

Do you as a consumer have a right to know what you are eating?  If a
food is genetically engineered, do you have a right to know?  Our
government currently believes that you do not.

TESTIFY AT ONE OF THESE SESSIONS:

Winter Haven, Florida, on June 4
St. Paul, Minnesota, on June 7
Memphis, Tennessee, on June 16
Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 24
Sacramento, California, on June 29;
Pullman, Washington, on June 30
Austin, Texas, on July 8
Burlington, Vermont, on July 19
Newark, Delaware, on July 23.

In order to appear before the USDA panel, interested persons MUST
register with their State Departments of Agriculture for the regional
sessions.   Go to your YELLOW PAGES or call information for the phone
number of your State Department of Agriculture.

For more information:  Marlene Phillips  (202) 720-0103 or
phillipsms-fas usda gov. (no longer valid)

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 7, 1999

ASTHMA - WILL RESEARCHERS EVER SEE THE TRUTH?

NEW YORK TIMES - WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1999, Page B-1

"38% ASTHMA RATE FOUND IN HOMELESS CHILDREN"

A photo of a small African-American boy wearing an oxygen mask
accompanies Three hundred lines of text.

One sentence is devoted to the probable cause:

"...exposure to factors like cockroach feces, dust mites, mold,
dampness, rat and mouse urine and crowded living conditions."

Homeless people live in shelters and get free room and board.  They get
FREE cheese and milk which serves as the foundation of their diet.

ASTHMA RATES ARE SOARING

The article comments:  "For reasons that remain unclear to researchers,
the prevalence of asthma is rising..."

The highest asthma rates are found in New York City, where 23 percent of
the students in the Hunts Point Section of the Bronx have been so
diagnosed.

ARE THERE MORE COCKROACHES IN THE BRONX?

Of course not!  However, the rates of poverty are extremely high among
the inner city African-American population.

WHAT DO THE CHILDREN EAT?

In the name of "good nutrition," these kids are fed concentrated milk
proteins.  They receive free milk and cheese thanks to the United States
Department of Agriculture.  Last year ten billion pounds of free poison
were fed to the children.

WHY DO DAIRY PRODUCTS CAUSE ASTHMA?

Eighty percent of milk protein is CASEIN, the same glue used to hold
together wood in furniture.  Casein is also the glue used to affix a
label to a bottle of beer.  Eat casein and you produce histamines.
Histamines result in mucus.  Mucus makes breathing difficult.  Thousands
of children die, primarily African-Americans.  Many deaths are
misdiagnosed, called congestive heart failure.

CONGESTION

Asthma results when the bronchioles of the lungs fill with glue.  In the
case of asthma, mucus.

I first wrote about asthma and the milk connection after reviewing the
autopsy of a pizza-victim.  With every organ acutely congested with
mucus, unable to breathe, this African-American died and the undigested
cheese remained in her stomach 15 hours after her meal.  Fifteen hours!
Her body worked overtime to produce histamines and mucus, congesting her
lungs.  She choked to death, unable to breathe.

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/111598.html

HIGH ASTHMA RATES IN CHILDREN

The homeless adults also live in poverty.  They are also exposed to the
same environmental conditions as their kids.  However, they do not go to
school. They do not eat free breakfast, milk with cereal.  They do not
eat free lunch, macaroni and cheese or cheese sandwiches.  They do not
drink chocolate milk. They do not wear the cute milkstaches and their
asthma rates are not as high as their children.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 6, 1999

SHOULD A WOMAN BREASTFEED HER INFANT IN PUBLIC?

When I see a woman nursing her infant in public, it is a beautiful sight
to me.

In Europe, there is no shame or embarrassment by performing nature's
most natural and nutritious act.

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT WOMEN SHOULD HAVE SUCH A RIGHT?

There is a petition that will be presented to President Clinton on this
very subject.

Sometimes states proclaim special days in honor of whatever agenda the
representatives have, quite often a result of a PAC lobbying effort.
Occasionally states name official birds or drinks.  Wisconsin recently
had a day honoring their state drink, MILK.  New Mexico had a day
honoring their state roadkill, armadillos.  You get the picture.

Absurd as it may seem, there is a petition to allow mothers to
breastfeed in public. To some people, every woman's right is a wrong!
If you believe in a woman's right to nurse her infant in public, please
sign this petition:

http://www.e-thepeople.com/petition.cfm?PETID=113495

Should there be an exception to this rule?

ABSOLUTELY!  I do not want to see that mother of septuplets feeding her
seven little ones at the same time.  That would be a feeding frenzy to
challenge the JAWS movie of a few years back.  NOT a pretty sight.  On
Tuesday night (May 4th), NBC's DATELINE reported that her seven kids
posed for a dairy industry milkstache GOTMILK ad.

Those McCaughey septuplets, their mother and sister recently posed for a
milkstache ad.  Where the heck was dad?  The glue was applied to their
upper lips and mom now has a new free house, courtesy of commercial
interests that capitalized on her good fortune.  The cover of the May
10th issue of Time, which runs the ad, bellows: HEADING OFF TROUBLE.
Indeed.

While the septuplets are now 17 months old, they are still young enough
to send an unhealthy message to mothers with children still under their
first year of age.  Infants drinking cows milk can lead to insulin-
dependent diabetes mellitus.  Perhaps one day we'll see a follow up
story of seven siblings injecting insulin.  Here is what early exposure
to bovine proteins can do to an infant:

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/011099.html

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 5, 1999

AMERICA'S HEALTH NETWORK?

Last night I was channel hopping and came upon the new 24-hour
cable health show from Florida: America's Health Network.

I paused in delighted recognition when I saw the
physician's name written on the screen:

Ira Shafran, MD

I had previously written about Dr. Shafran's miraculous
cure for Crohn's disease:

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

I first wrote that milk consumption was responsible for Crohn's.
A bacteria in milk called mycobacterium paratuberculosis is not
destroyed by pasteurization. This bacteria causes irritable bowel
syndrome which affects 6 million American.  Irritable bowels often
progress to a diagnosis of Crohn's.

Dr. Shafran blames Crohn's on milk consumption.  We have discussed
this.  However, he made no mention of the milk connection during his
interview.  Since this was a call-in show, I dialed the toll-free
number, told the producer about the milk connection and waited my turn.

I never made it on the air.  This all occurred between 8:15
PM and 8:30 PM, EST.

Immediately following Dr. Shafran's departure, the
screen went black and white letters appeared.

GOT MILK!

I was stunned.  The voice-over asked:  "Do you
know that milk has nine essential nutrients?"

I yelled at my television:  "And paratuberculosis."

THE COMMERCIAL CONTINUED

Animal crackers opened up their box, making their escape
while little girls drank large glasses of milk.

FDA'S LIE

Here is the evidence.  This bacteria is not killed by
pasteurization, yet, FDA continues to misrepresent the truth.

http://www.notmilk.com/deb/062898.html

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 4, 1999

CANADIAN MILK HEARINGS - 4/26/99

ANTI MONSANTO ACTIVISTS JUST DON'T GET IT

On January 14th of this year, Canada turned down Monsanto's application
for approval of the genetically engineered bovine growth hormone
(rbGH/rbST).

Last week (in anticipation of Monsanto's new application), the Canadian
Senate held hearings as to why the ban should continue.  Our thanks go
to Brad Duplesia, a Canadian activist, who sent the ANTIDAIRY Coalition
the transcripts from the April 26th hearing.

Among those who testified was William Von Meyer, Ph.D., a Wisconsin
biochemist, and Michael Hansen, Ph.D. of Consumers Union.  Both men were
early voices of protest back in 1990 when most Americans (including
myself) were unaware of the dangers of this powerful growth hormone.

THE TESTIMONY

Each scientist testified that genetically engineered milk contains
increased amounts of IGF-I.

Each man presented incriminating scientific evidence demonstrating that
IGF-I survives digestion and causes biological effects when ingested
orally.

Each testified that IGF-I in genetically engineered milk is a danger to
humans.

THE ACTIVISTS MISS THE POINT AND LOSE THE DEBATE

Towards the end of their testimony, Hansen and Von Meyer were faced with
this question:

"If IGF-I is normally present in milk, why should an increase of 70% be
considered dangerous?"  Each man fumbled through his answer and, in
doing so, solidified Monsanto's position.

THERE CAN BE JUST ONE CONCLUSION

If IGF-I in "wholesome milk" is safe, then we must assume that IGF-I in
genetically engineered milk is also safe.

Then the opposite must also be true.

If IGF-I levels in genetically engineered milk are unsafe, then so too
must be the IGF-I levels in "ORGANIC" milk.

Consumers Union, publisher of Consumers Report, still does not get it,
and neither does Von Meyer:

While genetically engineered milk contains increased levels of IGF-I,
ALL MILK FROM COWS NATURALLY CONTAINS IGF-I, and this is the issue that
must be addressed.

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 3, 1999

IT'S SYNERGISTIC, SO SMELL THE ROSES!

April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers appear with grass and
tree pollens.  I used to think that the sounds of lawnmowers and
chirping robins were the triggers to my yearly one-month allergy
attacks.

I was a pharmacist's best friend each year from May 1 until June 1. Like
birds returning to Capistrano, it was only after the first of June that
I would be able to swallow (and breathe normally).

Two years ago, I sprinkled the last specks of Parmesan cheese on my
pasta and licked my last vanilla fudge ice cream cone.  That's when the
MIRACLE occurred.

The allergies did not entirely disappear.  I still know it's spring, but
I can now sleep through the night without waking the entire house.  I
no
longer need a box of Kleenex each day.  The mucus and copious discharges
of phlegm do not exist as they once did.

The WHOLE is greater than the sum of its parts.  One allergen plus
another equaled the deciding factor in the overall assault of allergenic
antigens on my system.  Pollens plus casein once made life
uncomfortable.  I could not eliminate nature, so I subtract the CASEIN.
I no longer needed antihistamines.

AN EXPERIMENT OF ONE

I was the lone subject in my body's experiment.  Call it an anecdote.  I
call it truth.  I ate no milk or dairy products and scanned labels for
the presence of milk components.  No sodium caseinate, and there was
mucus.  No mucus, and the allergies became tolerable.  What a simple
equation!

Spring is nature's time for birth and re-generation.  For many millions
of people, spring is a time of misery.  For thousands, it is a time to
die.

For those who suffer allergic reactions to nature's tiniest seeds, try
To eliminate all milk and dairy products and you'll soon smell the
roses!

Robert Cohen

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DAIRY DIARY - SQUIRTS OF NOTMILK WISDOM - May 1, 1999

A MAN FOR ALL TREASONS

"WHAT THE SCIENTISTS HAVE IN THEIR BRIEFCASES IS TERRIFYING."

                     Nikita Khruschev

Members of Greenpeace have thrown pies at men such as Bob Shapiro,
president of Monsanto, and Dan Glickman, Secretary of the USDA.  These
"leaders" are often kept "out of the loop" from the truths that are
known to scientists.

THE VILEST OF HUMANS

My contempt is reserved for the scientists who know better; men and
women of science who see truth and then lie to advance their personal
agendas.

THE BIGGEST SCIENTIFIC FRAUD

On August 24, 1990, two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists
published in the journal SCIENCE a review of BOVINE SOMATOTROPIN (BST),
the greatest controversy in the history of FDA.  There were seventy-five
references in that SCIENCE paper.  Reference number one of a scientific
publication is often dedicated as a badge of honor for an icon of that
specific domain.  Reference number one of the FDA paper was reserved
for:

DALE BAUMAN, Ph.D.

No man has done more to further the goals and perpetrate Monsanto's
fraud than Dale Bauman of Cornell University.

THE FACE OF A LIAR; THE FACE OF EVIL

http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/faculty/bauman.html

Dale Bauman continues, to this day, to teach his students the GREAT LIE.

BST-TREATED MILK IS THE SAME AS WHOLESOME MILK

Bauman's lie helped influence the American Medical Association, World
Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, leading journals and
academic institutions as to the safety of BST.  All endorsed BST,
partly
because of the incorrect conclusion that was spread by Bauman.

In writing that pasteurization destroyed BST, Bauman knowingly helped
plant MONSANTO'S carefully orchestrated lie.

THE LIE

Pasteurization is normally applied to milk for 15 seconds at 162 degrees
Fahrenheit.

Milk was heated for 30 minutes at this same temperature and only 19
percent of the BST was destroyed, yet, Bauman reported that 90% was
destroyed.

WHAT HAPPENED AS A RESULT OF THIS LIE?

FDA relieved MONSANTO from the responsibility of performing toxicology
studies.

FDA relieved MONSANTO from the obligation of preparing an assay to test
for BST in milk.  FDA determined that pasteurized milk containing BST
was safe to drink because most was destroyed (the original lie).

Dale Bauman, MONSANTO'S senior researcher at Cornell, accepted research
grants and sold out the health and safety of all Americans.  No man knew
more about the mechanisms of BST.  Bauman had to have known the truth.

THE EVIL SCIENTIST

The secrets in Dale Bauman's briefcase are terrifying.

WRITE TO DALE BAUMAN

deb6@cornell.edu

Robert Cohen

                              End of May 1999 File
Robert Cohen author of:   MILK - The Deadly Poison
(201-871-5871)
Executive Director
Dairy Education Board
http://www.notmilk.com



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