By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text
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The Dairy Education Board
Squirts of NOTMILK Wisdom

July, 1999

July 1999 Daily Dairy Diary Squirts of NOTMILK Wisdom
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31 Dairy Education Board headline in the Washington Times
30 Robert Cohen's testimony has made it to the WTO.
29 Are great desserts without milk and dairy products possible?
28 Ruth Heidrich won her race for life by rejecting milk
27 Do Americans drink body fluids from diseased animals?
26 The dairy industry has formed the Calcium Summit
25 T. Colin Campbell
24 Dangerous bacteria survive digestion
23 British breast milk is contaminated
22 How to eliminate cramps and PMS
21 Milk is good for something!
20 Vegetarian Summerfest, a mini-journal
19 Five Minutes to Health - A Book Review
18 A BETTER LIFE
17 The Clinton Administration has called for warning labels on food.
16 Why is the rate of diabetes in children tripling?
15 The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Members got connections
14 Dioxins in milk and meat causes a panic in Belgium.
13 A new food pyramid grows as a monument to a new kind of
slavery.
12 Science News Confirms the Cows' Milk/Diabetes Link
11 Behold the power of cheese!
10 Tribune Reports About the Dairy Education Board's Complaints
9 Attention Newspaper Editors and Directors of Advertising
8 A total media assault on teenagers
7 Sunday is supermarket day for my family, and...
6 Are Today's Teens More Toxic?
5 Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
4 AFRICAN-AMERICANS learn that MILK is a Deadly Poison
3 The "Berkeley Wellness Letter" should be renamed
2 Harvard School of Public Health has got Bad News
1 Dear Ann Landers...
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Saturday, July 31, 1999 - Dairy Education Board makes headline news in
the Washington Times:  Read all about it!

The Washington Times - June 25, 1999  2; Vol. 19, No. 32; A Section,
story by Andrew Cain

Title:   Crusader assails milk ad series Says industry endorses rape

Got morals? An anti-milk crusader has filed a complaint with Attorney
General Janet Reno, charging that a print ad in the "milk mustache"
series endorses statutory rape.

The ad features Joshua Jackson, a star of "Dawson's Creek," a coming-of-
age drama on the WB network.

The ad makes light of an episode that aired last year in which Mr.
Jackson's character, a minor on the show, has an affair with his English
teacher, says Robert Cohen, executive director of the Dairy Education
Board - which is "dedicated to dispelling the myth that milk is nature's
perfect food."

Mr. Cohen, 47, has written a book called "Milk - the Deadly Poison" and
has a Web site, www.notmilk.com.

Mr. Jackson actually is 21, but he portrays a teen-age character, Pacey
Witter, a high school student described on the show's Web site as "a
bumbling adolescent grasping for adulthood."

In the ad, Mr. Jackson sits in a rowboat and holds a glass of milk.

"I can't help it," he says. "Women of all ages look up to me. Why? I'm 6
foot 2. Thanks in part to milk.

"The calcium helps bones grow strong. Considering 15 percent of your
adult height is added when you're a teen-ager, that's good to know.
Especially if you want to impress, say, an older woman."

Mr. Cohen wrote a complaint to Attorney General Miss Reno on June 18,
saying: "The dairy industry is now endorsing the crime of statutory
rape, and in doing so is influencing the behavior of our children... "

Both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the New York advertising
firm that produces the ads referred calls about Mr. Cohen's complaint to
the International Dairy Foods Association.

The organization's chief executive officer and marketing director were
in meetings yesterday and did not return calls for comment.

A spokeswoman at the network assigned to "Dawson's Creek" also did not
return calls for comment.

The program "dealt with the affair properly and the teacher resigned,"
Mr. Cohen said. But "the dairy industry glorifies the incident.

"If you have sex with your high school teacher, it's cool. The dairy
industry is making that glamorous."

Nearly 100 celebrities - from Kermit the frog to baseball slugger Mark
McGwire - have appeared in the ads sponsored by the National Fluid Milk
Processor Promotion Board.

Even Donna Shalala, the diminutive U.S. secretary of health and human
services, donned a milk mustache to promote low-fat or fat-free milk as
a source of calcium.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group of doctors
based in Washington, recently filed a complaint with the Federal Trade
Commission challenging the health claims in the milk mustache ads.

The doctors' group argues the ads that feature black, male or older
female celebrities imply that drinking milk can lower their risk of
osteoporosis, prevent high blood pressure and improve sports
performance.

But the doctors said those benefits only apply to young Caucasian and
Asian women.

The milk processor promotion board believes the complaint is ludicrous.

Susan Ruland, a spokeswoman for the board, called it "an outrageous
complaint" by a group of "anti-meat and anti-dairy" doctors.

Robert Cohen

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Friday, July 30, 1999 - Robert Cohen's letter of testimony has been made
a part of the official record at the World Trade Organization (WTO) &
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) hearings.

STATEMENT OF ROBERT COHEN

Genetic engineering and food labeling issues continue to make headline
news throughout the world.  Regulatory agencies do their best to review
scientific studies but pharmaceutical companies quite agencies often
have agendas that reflect their bottom line and not the health and
safety of consumers.

In 1994, Monsanto's genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH)
was approved for use on dairy cows.  In order to dispel the controversy
surrounding that approval process, the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) published a review of scientific studies in the August 24, 1990
issue of the peer review journal Science.  In that review, the FDA
authors went to great lengths to demonstrate that the genetically
engineered version of the bovine growth hormone was identical to the
naturally occurring version.  They cite Jerome Moore and stated that if
an amino acid in the middle of a chain of a protein hormone differed
from the naturally occurring protein, there could be disastrous
consequences.

In July of 1994, long after approval, Monsanto scientist, Bernard
Violand, published evidence (Journal of Protein Science) revealing that
Monsanto had created a "freak" amino acid in the #144 position of the
191 amino acid chain of bGH.  Monsanto withheld that incriminating
evidence from the FDA.

Consumers have a right to know if they are eating foods that have been
genetically engineered.  Based upon that track record, there are clear
contra-indications that should be taken seriously by WTO and USDA.

Labeling of foods should not be an option.  It should be every
consumer's right to know.

Robert Cohen

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Thursday, July 29, 1999 - Are great desserts without milk and dairy
products possible?  Here's a recipe to delight your palate!

JUST DESSERTS

Fran Costigan is a great chef, and she does it all naturally.  No milk,
no butter, no eggs, zero cholesterol, no refined sugar, no junk.  No
hard work.  No kidding!  You won't believe the healthy delicious
desserts in her new cookbook, "Great Good Desserts-Naturally."

We recently tried the following recipe, and it's pure heaven.

LET THEM EAT BREAD PUDDING

Preheat 350 degree oven
Oil a 9 X 13 inch baking dish

INGREDIENTS

1 pound dense, whole grain bread (ten grain bread from our health food
store)
2 cups of water
2 cups of vanilla soymilk (we made our own with our soy milk machine)
1 cup of apple cider (we made our own with our juicer)
3/4 cups of raisins soaked in 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground mace
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of almond extract
4 tablespoons of arrowroot (corn starch can be substituted-dissolved
into 4 tablespoons of juice)
2 cups of chopped fruit: apple, peaches, pear, banana
3/4 cup of pecans, toasted, cooled and chopped

1. Put the sliced bread into a large bowl and cover with water.  Soak
bread for 5 minutes to soften but don't let bread disintegrate.  Drain
the bread, wipe out the bowl and return bread to the bowl.  Drain the
raisins, saving the orange juice.

2. In another bowl, combine the soymilk, fruit juice and orange juice,
maple syrup, salt, spices, extracts and dissolved arrowroot.  Pour the
mixture into the bread pudding, add the chopped fruit, raisins and 1/2
the nuts into the pudding and mix well.

3. Spoon the bread pudding into the baking dish.  Cover the top with
parchment paper and over wrap with foil.  Bake the pudding for 20
minutes; remove foil and bake 10 minutes longer.

4. Serve bread pudding warm or at room temperature.

MORE GREAT RECIPES

Fran's cookbook has recipes for wheat-free cookies and carob cake.
You'll make fool-proof fruit tarts and gourmet GORP (page 62).

For ordering information, contact Fran Costigan by EMAIL:
Vegiecake@aol.com

Robert Cohen

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Wednesday, July 28, 1999 -  Ruth Heidrich won her race for life by
rejecting milk and dairy products and eating a plant-based diet.

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

I remember swimming 128 laps on Christmas day in 1996.  The health club
was open and I was alone in the swimming pool and I just went for it.  I
remember New Year's day of 1997.  My arms still ached and continued to
do so for a few weeks.

I relate the above story because Ruth Heidrich outdid my feat and
recently swam 2.4 miles in the strong surf of the Pacific Ocean.  Upon
finishing that grueling swim, she climbed atop her racing bike and
pedaled against others in a 112 mile race.  When that was finished, she
immediately got off of the bike and began to run, working out sore
muscles in the beginning miles of a 26.2 mile marathon run that became
the final leg of her "ironman triathalon."

She did this all after beating breast cancer.

Heidrich is more than just an inspiration.  She has identified the
problem and, for millions of Americans, she has become "part of the
solution."

Ruth Heidrich is a triathelete and has won 700 trophies and holds
numerous world's records in her age category.

Dr. Heidrich was born in 1935 which makes her 64 years young.  She is at
an age in which 30 million American women have osteoporosis, yet, her
bone density is that of an 18-year-old.

I recently had breakfast with Ruth and she looks like she's thirty.

So does the photo on her best selling book, "A Race For Life," which can
be ordered from her website:

http://www.ironlady.com

VEGAN TRIATHLETE

Ruth Heidrich recognizes that milk and dairy products are the cause of
osteoporosis.  She combines fruits and vegetables, grains and beans into
a healthy diet which shatters the dairy industry myth that cow's milk
builds strong bones.  Ruth combines healthy foods with vigorous workouts
and is the model of fitness.

Robert Cohen

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Tuesday, July 27, 1999 - Do Americans drink body fluids from diseased
animals? What does the July issue of the dairy industry magazine reveal?

HOARD'S DAIRYMAN - VOLUME 144, NO. 12 - JULY 1999

CONCERNED FARMERS

The current issue of Hoard's Dairyman contains many examples of possible
milk contamination.  Taken together, the entire issue can make a
diehard
milk drinker sick.

FARM FLASH

Vaccinating heifers early protects against E. coli bacteria.  Vaccinated
cows had less severe rates of infections than non-vaccinated animals.
Vaccinations prevent mastitis, a disease that adds pus, bacteria, and
blood into the milk.  Last year, the average dairy cow required $200 to
treat this disease.

Does this sound like a delicious and wholesome fluid to drink?  Either
you eat the bacteria and pus, or you eat the antibiotic.  GOT
INDIGESTION YET?

PARATUBERCULOSIS

The Texas Extension Service is recommending that all fecal tests be
performed on all cows for tuberculosis which gives cows Johne's disease.
Humans get irritable bowel syndrome (40 million Americans are so
affected) and there is a direct link between drinking cow's milk and
Crohn's disease.

PREVENT INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE ON YOUR FARM

A page 492 photograph shows a cow covered with flies.  The accompanying
text quotes a dairyman:

"They just don't make pesticides like they used to."

That's not such a comforting thought.  More and more pesticides are
being used on crops to feed cattle and on the skin of cattle to repel
insects.  Those toxins enter their flesh and body fluids.

WHITE MUSCLE DISEASE

A page 495 story reveals the dark secret of one farm in which 16 cows
were so crowded into a pen that there appeared to be no room for them to
lie down.  Such treatment results in vitamin deficiency and cows have
to
be injected with more drugs.

Such occurrences are commonplace on America's dairy farms.  These
secrets are kept from the public, but openly discussed in trade
journals.

EDITORIAL COMMENT

A page 496 editorial warns:

"Don't play raw-milk roulette."  Words that strike fear in the hearts of
dairymen and consumers are commonplace in the dairy barn.  Listeria,
salmonella, and E. coli are all rather commonplace in raw and
unpasteurized milk.  Severe intestinal disorders in humans are traced
directly to milk consumption in this Hoard's editorial.

QUESTIONS FROM READERS

Page 497 includes a question about storage tanks and mastitis.  Milk
from dairy farms is held in bulk storage tanks while awaiting pickup
from the milk truck.  Larry K. Fox (Washington State University) argues
that these tanks should be tested weekly for pathogens.

MILK QUALITY

The following page (498) relates the story of a farmer whose bulk tank
contains a culture of strep, infecting every gallon of milk that is
shipped out to consumers.

VETERINARY COLUMN

The inside cover page contains a veterinary column, appropriately facing
the alien-like drawings of horn flies, face flies, and stable flies.
Thank goodness chemical companies sell powerful products to kill these
insects.

We eat the residues.

Two of the three questions to the vets at the University of Wisconsin
deal with cow diseases.  "Young cows go down" is the first letter.
Fevers result in deaths and autopsies often show nothing.  The second
letter discusses unusual strains of salmonella, revealing that 100
million pathogenic organisms can be present in one liter of milk.

Thank you, Hoard's Dairyman.  If everybody read your magazine, would we
still call your bacteria and pus-filled milk "wholesome"?

Robert Cohen

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Monday, July 26, 1999 - The dairy industry has formed the Calcium Summit
Coalition claiming that there is a calcium crisis.  More fraud and
deceit.

EMERGENCY CALCIUM SUMMIT

Last month, the dairy industry held a calcium summit in Washington, DC.
The summit was sponsored by the National Dairy Council and included
federal health officials, researchers, and physicians, all with official
and not-so official ties to the dairy industry.

Dairy industry spokesman Robert Heaney (University of Creighton), who
received grant support from the dairy industry and whose "expert
opinions and quotes" appear on their milk mustache brochures, said:

"In simplest terms, we need calcium in our diets because life is
impossible without it."

LIES AND FRAUD

Attending that conference was Peter Holt, a New York physician whose
dairy-sponsored study appeared in the October 2, 1998 issue of the
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  In that same issue
of JAMA, an editorial ridiculed Holt's actual study.  Not one "subject"
in Holt's study had colon cancer, yet Holt's conclusion was that eating
cheese prevented colon cancer.

That did not deter the dairy industry from promoting junk science and
claiming that eating cheese prevented colon cancer.  The dairy industry
continues to "market" that "factoid," despite real science which
indicates exactly the opposite.

CONCLUSION OF THE SUMMIT

University of Colorado's Susan Johnson told the summit:

"The trouble is that most Americans still don't consume enough calcium
to
meet the recommended daily intake levels."

The dairy industry does all that they can to advertise the lie that
there is a "calcium crisis."  In order to absorb one milligram of
calcium, the human body needs an equal milligram of magnesium.

IS THERE A MAGNESIUM CRISIS TOO?

Where's the magnesium?  Magnesium is the center atom of chlorophyll.
That's why eating dark green leafy vegetables is the best way to get
calcium and magnesium together.  Pill manufacturers rarely sell just
calcium supplements.  Today's pills are calcium and magnesium in a one-
to-one proportion.

Milk contains plenty of calcium but very little magnesium.  Even Robert
Heaney, who is the dairy "expert," has written that only 25% of the
calcium in milk is absorbed.

THE NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION

The Osteoporosis Foundation attended the summit.  They had to.  After
all, that organization was founded by the dairy industry and they
continue to be funded by the dairy industry. What do you imagine is
their agenda?   Last year, this phony foundation raised $9 million and
received a $700,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, a
branch of the American government. Only $145,000 of the nine million
dollars was used to fund research.

MORE DAIRY SPOKESPERSON OPINIONS

Both the Office of Women's Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
have also joined the fight.  Donna Shalala, Secretary of the Department
of Health and Human Services, has somehow been induced to wear a milk
mustache.

We'd like to see Donna eating a nice big bowl of broccoli or collards.

Robert Cohen

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25 T. Colin Campbell


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Saturday, July 24, 1999 - Dangerous bacteria survive digestion.  More
powerful evidence is discovered.

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

Hundreds of thousands of studies are published each year in thousands of
scientific journals.  One can hardly keep up with the volume of
scientific "facts" which are continuously stored in data banks and
cumulatively add up to the vast amount of scientific knowledge available
to mankind.

CLUES

Thousands of clues have added up to condemn milk and dairy products as
being unsafe.  One new clue was actually discovered in 1987 and has
remained buried for twelve years.

SURVIVAL OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN MILK DURING HIGH-TEMPERATURE,
SHORT-TIME PASTEURIZATION.

This study was performed at the University of Wisconsin and appeared in
the July 1987 (Volume 53) issue of the Journal of Environmental
Microbiology.  The authors were Doyle MP, Glass KA, et.al.

WHAT WERE THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY?

Milk from cows inoculated with listeria was pooled for 2 to 4 days and
then heated at 162 degrees Fahrenheit for 16 seconds in a high-
temperature, short-time pasteurization unit.

Live listeria bacteria was then successfully isolated from the milk
after heat
treatment in 11 of 12 pasteurization trials.  Results indicate listeria
can survive the minimum high-temperature, short-time treatment required
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for pasteurizing milk.

In February of 1999, 350,000 cases of milk and dairy products were
withdrawn from every state in America because of listeria contamination.
Dozens of Americans died from a bacterial infection that might take as
long as 45 days to incubate in the human body.

One plays a deadly game of Russian Roulette by eating milk and cheese
products.

Robert Cohen

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Friday, July 23, 1999 - British breast milk is contaminated.  Do cows
breathe the same air as nursing mothers?

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT (London) July 10

More than 350 pollutants have been found in the breast milk of British
women. They include pesticides and industrial raw materials, some of
which cause cancer, impair the immune system, and disrupt sex hormones.

DIOXINS

Most seriously, an authoritative scientific report revealed that two-
month-old British infants are taking in 42 times the safe levels of
dioxin in breast milk.

IT GETS WORSE

The United Kingdom report not only reveals that highly poisonous dioxins
have been found in breast milk, but pesticides like DDT and lindane
have
also been found, as have PCBs, notoriously toxic chemicals used in a
whole range of applications from electrical transformers to paint.

Mothers pass on chemicals that they have stored in their fat all their
lives to their babies in their milk.

COWS DO THE SAME

Human mothers pass concentrated toxins to their children, and bovine
mothers do the same to their infants.  Milk from each species contains
immunoglobulins and lactoferins.  Despite the toxins, the World Health
Organization concludes that the benefits of milk from a nursing mother
far outweigh the negatives.

HOWEVER

Adults get no benefit from drinking milk.  Adults do not have to double
their weight in three months.  Adults do not experience a rapidly
growing brain and central nervous system.

Drinking milk from one's own species as an adult is simply not part of
Mother Nature's grand scheme.  Drinking milk from another species is
pure insanity.
Armed with the fact that milk contains pollutants and carcinogens in
concentrated form, why would anyone consider drinking it?

Robert Cohen

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Thursday, July 22, 1999 - How to eliminate cramps and PMS.

VEGETARIAN TIMES ARTICLE

The July, 1996 issue of Vegetarian Times featured a story by
nutritionist Lauri Aesoph.

CRAMPS

According to Aesoph, fifty percent of premenopausal women suffer from
cramps.

HEALTHY DIET PREVENTS CRAMPS

The author offers two forms of advice.  The first is a list of proper
foods to eat, with explanations.  Whole grains, such as millet and brown
rice, are high in magnesium which acts as a natural tranquilizer that
also relaxes muscle contractions.

Fruits and vegetables also contain magnesium and are also high in fiber.
Vitamin C from fresh fruits and veggies helps the transport of
nutrients
into muscle fibers.

AVOID

Aesoph saves the best advice for last, and, in doing so, offers cramp-
saving advice.  Milk and dairy products should be avoided because they
contain arachidonic acid, the fatty acid which the body uses to build
the specific prostaglandins which create cramps.

Dairy products also contain tryptophan and sodium.  This one-two punch
increases fatigue and bloating.  Researchers have found that eliminating
dairy products can reduce the severity of cramps by as much as 50%
after
just one month.

Thanks to Lauren Eichelberger for sending this article to our attention.

Robert Cohen

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Wednesday, July 21, 1999 - THE MILKWEED - July, 1999, Issue 240.  Milk
is good for something!

The MILKWEED is Pete Hardin's economic and political dairy industry
newsletter, read by tens-of-thousands of dairy industry "insiders."  I
am a subscriber, and find that each issue accurately reports the state
of America's dairy industry and reliably forecasts future trends.

MILK IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING!

The page-2 headline reads: "Milk Can Help Save Knocked-Out Teeth!"

Imagine my surprise when I read the article.  Here's what was written:

"Here's a use for milk that even dairy critic Robert Cohen could
support!"

The article then reports a paper presented at the Association of
Endodontists (root canal specialists).

WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE A TOOTH?

Soak it in milk on the way to your dentist.  According to Leif Bakland,
MD, soaking a tooth in water causes the roots to absorb so much water
that they burst, while soaking a tooth in milk does not seem to cause
that effect.

Perhaps the casein in milk acts like glue to clog up the roots.

DOCTOR'S ASSUMPTION

The root canal specialist further explained that water contains
bacteria, while milk is bacteria-free.  Apparently, Dr. Bakland has
never smelled milk after a week of refrigeration.  Bacteria continues to
grow, even in the refrigerator.

I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES

I've never knocked out a tooth in my 17,300+ days on this planet (47+
years). Should that rare event happen (rather than keep milk in the
fridge), I'll pack the tooth in ice and hope for the best.

TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE MILKWEED

The cost is $35 per year (12 issues) and you can send your check to:

The MILKWEED
P.O. Box 10
Brooklyn, Wisconsin 53521

Robert Cohen

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Tuesday, July 20, 1999 - Vegetarian Summerfest, a mini-journal

A SIX-DAY PARTY

I recently spent six wonderful days in Johnstown, Pennsylvania at the
University of Pittsburg campus with six hundred amazing people.

THE FOOD

College cafeterias have rarely seen such bounty!  Each morning, plates
were piled high with organically grown berries, melons, and fruits of
all sizes, colors, and descriptions.  There were tofu eggs and soy-based
sausages, buckwheat pancakes and hot and cold whole-grain cereals.
There were herbal teas and nut milks, and fresh juices.

Lunches and dinners never repeated the same dishes, masterfully prepared
by chef Ken Bergeron.  There were rice and whole wheat pastas, with
curries and salsas, meat lookalikes, stews and ragouts of vegetables,
grains and beans that delighted children and parent, young, old,
singles, and couples in an enormous summer camp for vegetarians.

THINGS TO DO

There were six-mile runs with a triathelete, and soccer clinics, an
olympic sized pool and yoga sessions.  There were sky-watching sessions
at 3:30 in the morning and lectures on a variety of subjects from 8AM
until 10 PM.

EDUCATION

Some of America's best-known physicians shared their wisdom in classroom
settings that seemed more like Greek-style lectures from Aristotle and
Socrates than the traditional.

I was fortunate enough to attend and participate in discussions led by a
number of physicians including T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn,
Milton Mills, Ted Barnett, and Joel Fuhrman.

Activists and celebrities such as Howard Lyman, Diane Beeny, Joanne
Farb, and Jim Mason filled audiences with their passions and
information.

ENTERTAINMENT

Dana Lyons amused the audience with his brilliant "Cows with Guns"
concert.  Each evening there were different programs including concerts,
juggling acts, and comedy/piano/political commentary by Vance Lehmkuhl.

There was a film festival that included the brilliant documentary, "A
Cow at my Table."  There were also parties and dances with deejays that
went long into the night.

NEXT YEAR

There's no date set yet, but the North American Vegetarian Society
(NAVS) will be meeting in North Carolina next summer, and I intend to be
there, and so will my children!  This year, a good time was had by all.

To contact NAVS you can call 518-568-7970.  Their website is:
http://www.cyberveg.org/navs

Robert Cohen

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Monday, July 19, 1999 - Five Minutes to Health - A Book Review

Marilyn Joyce is one very special registered dietician who disagrees
with the American Dietetic Association's "Everything in Moderation"
mantra. Ms. Joyce recognizes that some foods just do not do the body any
good, and right atop that list of harmful substances is cow's milk.

Page 16 of her book, "5 Minutes to Health," gives a thumbs down to
butter, cream cheese, ice cream, and whole milk products.

Her book is more than just a list of no-nos.

CANCER SURVIVOR

Marilyn discovered that "getting back to basics" was her way to
regaining health.  "5 Minutes to Health" explores the various issues
involved in simplifying a major consideration that impacts our daily
lives: the foods we eat.  What we buy, how we buy it, where we buy it,
how we store it, how we prepare it, and how we feel about it are all
very important aspects of the food we eat and how it affects our health.

TIME IS ESSENTIAL

To Marilyn, time is of the essence.  Her formula for healthy eating is
simple, quick, easy, and fun.  And it makes sense.

A RECIPE FROM HER BOOK

We tried her Teriyaki Marinade on large portabello mushrooms which we
later barbecued, then served on hamburger rolls.  You deserve a break
today!  Try this non-meat substitute and you'll come back for seconds
and thirds.

Teriyaki Marinade

1 tbl. minced fresh ginger           Juice of 1 large fresh lemon
3 minced garlic cloves               1 tbl. of sesame oil
1 tbl. of pure maple syrup           1/4 tsp. of hot pepper sauce
3 finely chopped scallions           1/4 cup of white wine or saki
1/2 cup of Bragg's Liquid Aminos     1/4 cup of water

Combine all ingredients and marinate mushrooms for two hours.

TO GET MARILYN JOYCE'S BOOK

"5 Minutes to Health," a quick and easy approach to weight loss and the
prevention or reduction of the debilitating effects of cancer, AIDS,
heart disease, and other degenerative illnesses, can be found at Barnes
and Noble bookstores or by calling (800) 352-3443.

Robert Cohen

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18 A BETTER LIFE


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Saturday - July 17, 1999 - The Clinton Administration has called for
warning labels on food.  However, the warning is in direct proportion to
the power of each industry's lobby.

GOT EGGS?

The Clinton administration is proposing that warning labels be put on
each carton of eggs sold in America because of possible salmonella food
poisoning.

SECRETARY OF HEALTH

Donna Shalala said:

"Eggs are a good source of protein, but must be handled and cooked
properly or they could potentially be the source of a food-borne
illness."

THAT LADY HAS EGG ON HER FACE

Donna Shalala is the Secretary of Health and Human Services.  She
recently wore a milk mustache and posed for the dairy industry's GOT
MILK campaign.

Doesn't Donna realize that more people get illnesses from milk and dairy
products than from eggs?

GAO REPORT

The General Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report in which America
learned that there were 40,000 cases of salmonella poisoning last year.
GAO is the investigative branch of Congress.  Were they looking for
truth or a scapegoat?

Apparently, GAO never consulted with the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC).  Had the two agencies gotten together, Mz. Milkstache (Shalala)
might have gotten herself a dose of truth.

HOW MANY CASES OF FOOD ILLNESS OCCUR EACH YEAR?

According to CDC, there are 175 million cases of food-borne illness each
year. If 40,000 cases result from eating bad eggs, that represents just
one case out of 4375.

HOW MUCH PUS IS ON DONNA'S MILKSTACHE?

The average American eats or drinks 29.2 ounces of milk and dairy
products each day.  That adds up to 666 pounds per person per year.  The
milk and dairy group represents forty percent of the average American's
diet.

HOW MANY PEOPLE GET SICK FROM MILK?

Forty percent of 175 million cases of food-borne illness equals 70
million bacterial infections from dairy products.  Compare that to
40,000 infections from eggs.

WHERE IS THE EGG LOBBY?

Can we paint egg on Donna Shalala's face?

Robert Cohen

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July 16, 1999 - Why is the rate of diabetes in children tripling?

CLUES

Scientific journal articles rarely offer total and unconditional proof,
just clues.  After many clues, a principle is established, and a fact is
universally accepted . . .until another scientist with a new study
reveals a new clue.

THE PERFECT STUDY

Take three hundred children from birth, isolate them for two years from
all human contact, feed one-third of them cow's milk-based formula, feed
one-third a formula based on soy milk, and feed the other third human
breast milk.

Take blood samples every day, and test for antibody production.

At the end of the two-year study, sacrifice the kids and autopsy their
body organs.

Perfect study?  Perhaps to Dr. Mengele in Nazi Germany, but it isn't
going to happen in our world.  Any other study must be based upon good
guesses and lots of clues.

A NEW STUDY - A NEW CLUE

An Associated Press story revealed the following news over the Fourth of
July weekend:

The rate of Type-II diabetes has tripled in children in the last three
years.  Larry Deeb, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at the Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Center, commented:

"It dawned on us this spring that four out of five new cases were Type
II."

This shocking rate of diabetes has doctors perplexed.  Ronald Goldberg,
M.D., a scientist at the University of Miami's Diabetes Research
Institute, commented:

"The rise in the incidence of obesity is making its ugly face known.
Children are so much less active than they used to be."

GOT MILK?

Experts say that minority children are particularly at risk.  Incidences
of diabetes and obesity are soaring in black, Hispanic, and Native
American populations.  Children in impoverished communities are the
recipients of free nutrition including chocolate milk and cheese.

BEHOLD THE POWER OF CHEESE

New studies are confirming the correlation between milk and cheese
consumption and diabetes.  Early exposure to bovine proteins has been
called a key factor in the development of diabetes.

CORRELATIONS

Nations eating the highest levels of milk and dairy products also have
the highest rates of diabetes.

Cheese consumption rates have tripled in the last twenty tears.  So too
have diabetes rates.

'GOT MILK?'  Join 16 million Americans who 'GOT DIABETES.'  That number
is expected to soar.

Robert Cohen

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July 15, 1999 - The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Members got
connections. . . to the dairy industry.

LOPSIDED FOOD PYRAMID

The Dietary Guidelines Committee will soon issue a report to the USDA
and Department of Health and Human Services with new recommendations for
dietary guidelines to take America into the new millennium.  Such
important decisions should not be made by men and women with biases,
particularly when some of the "esteemed" members are actually paid
consultants for industries who will benefit from their recommendations.

THE COMMITTEE

There are eleven committee members.  They include Doris Calloway, Ph.D.,
(Berkeley), Richard Havel, M.D., (University of California, San
Francisco), Dennis Bier, M.D., (Baylor), Cutberto Garza, M.D.,
(Cornell), Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., (Pennsylvania State College of
Medicine), Marion Nestle, Ph.D., (NYU), Irwin Rosenberg, M.D., (Tufts),
Sachiko St. Jeor, Ph.D., (University of Nevada), Barbara Schneeman,
Ph.D., (Davis), and John Suttie, Ph.D., (University of Wisconsin).

Two names immediately struck a raw nerve in this author.  One was Dennis
Bier and the other, Cutberto Garza.

DENNIS BIER

The Center for Food Nutrition recently held a convention.  Dennis Bier
joined the Dannon Yogurt company, Nestles, Campbells Soup, and numerous
corporate biotechnology giants including Novartis, Pioneer Hi-Bred, and
Monsanto.

When Monsanto's controversial bovine growth hormone was about to be
approved, Bier wrote a letter condemning Monsanto's critics.  This was a
favor, performed for Monsanto, who then highly publicized and marketed
Bier's letter.

That letter was filled with inaccuracies.  Bier had blindly accepted
Monsanto's representation that genetically engineered milk was
indistinguishable from untreated milk.  His say-so influenced
congressional committees and FDA regulators.

Last year, Bier received $8,769,710 in grant money from the USDA for his
university, Baylor.

CUTBERTO GARZA

Garza has built a power base at Cornell University, an institution of
great reputation that consistently maintains its integrity by refusing
"pork barrel" dollars.  Rumor has it that Garza receives in excess of
$500,000 every year as a permanent line item from USDA.

Garza's ties to the dairy industry are legendary.  His influence places
cheese and ice cream high atop the food pyramid, despite the evidence of
the deleterious effects of milk and dairy.

OTHERS REVEAL THEIR CONFLICTS

Barbara Schneeman (University of California, Davis) is a major player in
the California Food and Fiber Organization, a foundation started by the
Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan?  Anybody eat dry cereal?
On October 6, 1997, Schneeman was a keynote speaker at the Fiber
Foundation convention in Iowa.

Sachiko St. Jeor (University of Nevada) recently attended the Chocolate
Manufacturers & Confectioner's annual convention.  St. Jeor became a
spokesperson for the association and was part of a panel answering
questions as to the health benefits of candy.  When asked, "Should I
give up candy on a diet?" Sachiko answered in the negative.  Perhaps the
new food pyramid should have a chocolate filled cherry on top?

THE SYSTEM

Biases and secret relationships should not dictate policy that will
affect what children eat in America's schools, particularly children of
color who are most affected by milk and dairy products.  Well-respected
doctors and scientists like the members of this important group gain
positions to important committees, then bring along enormous baggage to
such committees.  Their favors to their financial masters often result
in betrayal to those who they should really be serving.

Robert Cohen

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July 14, 1999 - Dioxins in milk and meat causes a panic in Belgium.
America takes minimal precautions.

BELGIUM PANICS

It might have been a scene from a pre-nuclear war screenplay or the
worst case scenario from somebody's Y2K nightmare.  What actually
happened in Belgium?  There was a panic.  Supermarket shelves were
emptied and curfews were declared.  Citizens of Belgium discovered last
month that milk, dairy products, and meat were not safe to eat.

DIOXIN CONTAMINATION - A SCAPEGOAT

Contaminated fats used to supplement animal feeds were implicated (but
not proven) as being the cause of June's European catastrophe.  A few
months earlier, the World Health Organization announced that 90% of
dioxins that humans take into their bodies come from milk, dairy
products, and meat.  Last week, a story out of Britain revealed that
mothers who nurse their infants have up to 50 times the safe level of
dioxins in their breast milk.

Blaming high dioxin levels on one tainted batch of animal feed is the
easy solution to a potentially explosive problem.  What would happen if
the world's supply of milk and meat were declared to be carcinogenic,
severely tainted by industrial wastes such as dioxins and PCBs
(polychlorinated biphenyls)?  Finding a scapegoat for the dioxin scare
is merely a simple Band-Aid for what might be a growing systemic cancer.

FDA'S AMERICAN SOLUTION

The Food and Drug Administration ordered that all milk products from
Belgium be detained at American ports of entry.  FDA's announcement
placed the responsibility of testing on importers of food.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

Why doesn't FDA test the food?  Why must food importers conduct the
testing?  Is any agency in the United States routinely testing American
food for dioxins?  Is the potential bad news answer something we'd
rather not know?

THE FOOD CHAIN

The higher up an animal is on the food chain, the higher the
concentration of dioxins in its flesh and body fluids.

Rabbits eat plants after dioxins from the air find their way onto leaves
and roots.  If a hunter traps and eats a rabbit, that animal flesh will
contain the concentration of many meals worth of dioxins.  If the hunter
becomes a vegetarian, his intake of dioxins will not be as high as the
dioxin intake of his fellow meat eaters.

The average American eats 6 ounces of meat every day and 29.2 ounces of
milk and dairy products.

You are what you eat.  One pound of steak might contain a thousand times
more dioxins than one pound of salad greens.   This should be food for
thought, particularly for nursing mothers.

Robert Cohen

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July 13, 1999 - A new food pyramid grows as a monument to a new kind of
slavery.

NEW FEDERAL GUIDELINES

What first started out as a controversy is now developing into a serious
philosophical argument that is sure to divide the races.  Should the
USDA include dairy products on their new food pyramid, as part of a
recommended diet, given that African-Americans, Latin Americans, and
Native-Americans get sick from drinking milk?

Despite the fact that black celebrities like Spike Lee and Whoopie
Goldberg have been lured by the milk processors to wear milkstaches, the
Congressional Black Caucus, a growing coalition of health and civil
rights organizations are declaring that milk does not do the body good.

Donna Christian-Christensen, the Virgin Islands delegate to Congress, is
a physician and chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Brain
Trust.  Here are her comments concerning the new dietary guidelines:

"These are called Guidelines for Americans, so they should reflect all
Americans."

IMPROPER PROPAGANDA

The spokeswoman for the dairy industry milk mustache ads has reacted
negatively to the black caucus:

"I believe they're using the racial card in a very irresponsible way to
suggest that dairy products are not appropriate," said Susan Ruland, a
spokeswoman for the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. "In
fact, there's a calcium crisis in this country."

CALCIUM CRISIS

Milk contains plenty of calcium, but not very much magnesium.  In order
to absorb one milligram of calcium, it is necessary to have an equal
milligram of magnesium.  Does the dairy industry have that much power
that they've deceived every governmental and scientific agency?

WHERE'S THE MAGNESIUM?

Not in the milk!  Magnesium is the center atom of chlorophyll.  Broccoli
and kale contain magnesium and calcium in just the right proportion.  So
do all dark green vegetables.   Grass contains calcium and magnesium
too.  That's how cows get so much calcium for their milk.  Cows do not
eat yogurt and cows do not wear milk mustaches.

IT'S MORE THAN JUST LACTOSE

African-Americans cannot tolerate lactose, a milk sugar.   Casein, a
milk protein, is much worse.  As part of USDA's free food program,
inner-city children who live below the poverty level are the recipients
of free milk, chocolate milk, cheese, and other dairy products.

Casein is a tenacious glue and mucus producer.  Asthma rates are soaring
in inner city school districts.  As mucus is produced, bronchioles in
lungs become clogged.

Many people call white food slavery for black Americans.

A DOCTOR'S ADVICE

In May of 1995, the Townsend Medical letter listed eleven symptoms of
milk consumption, including mood swings, depression, and irritability.
Children receiving five doses per day in school are severely
disadvantaged.

By giving African-American children hormones and glue, we take away
their ability to learn.  This is a dietary form of slavery, and it does
not do their bodies any good.  Recommending that their diets include
milk, because there is a "phony" calcium crisis, marketed and created by
dairy industry advertising representatives, is to deny real science.

Robert Cohen

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July 12, 1999 - Science News Confirms the Cows' Milk/Diabetes Link

SCIENCE NEWS VOLUME 155 - 6/26/99

"COWS' MILK, DIABETES CONNECTION BOLSTERED"

Finnish researchers have concluded a damaging study that significantly
adds to the case against milk.

Scientists monitored 173 newborns from birth until the age of 8 months,
and found that infants given cows' milk formula were more likely to
develop diabetes.

COW PROTEIN ATTACK THE PANCREAS

Researchers determined that 11% of children being given cows' milk
formula formed antibodies to bovine proteins.  Having more types of
these antibodies imparts an 80-90% likelihood of getting Type I
diabetes.

THE CURE

Researchers suggest that eliminating cows' milk and cows' milk-based
formula will eliminate diabetes.

PUERTO RICO AND CUBA

The Finnish researchers also cite a Latin American study comparing
diabetes incidence in Puerto Rico to Cuba.  In Puerto Rico, fewer than
5% of mothers breast feed their children, while in Cuba, breast feeding
is nearly universal.  Type I diabetes incidence in Puerto Rico is
roughly 10 times the rate seen in Cuba.

HUMANS ARE NOT COWS

"We are the only species that drinks another's species' milk," writes
the senior author, Hans Dosch, an immunologist at the Hospital for Sick
Children in Toronto.  "We have not evolved to be exposed to bovine
protein."

Robert Cohen

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July 10, 1999 - Chicago Tribune Reports About the Dairy Education
Board's Complaints Against the Milk Industry

PAGE TWO - "THE INC. COLUMN" BY ELLEN WARREN & TERESA WILTZ

"Got Milk?

Everybody's seen those milk ads:  The celebrity posing with a smirk and
the by now infamous milk mustache.

Harmless, right?  Mildly amusing, right?

Except that a recent ad, featuring 'Dawson's Creek' TV star Joshua
Jackson, has prompted two formal complaints with federal agencies-saying
the ads are 'illegal and immoral.'  The Dairy Education Board's Robert
Cohen, who filed a complaint, contends that the ad glorifies statutory
rape.

On the TV show, Jackson plays a high school student who has an affair
with a teacher.

In the milk ad, he poses in a rowboat and recommends milk because it
made him tall (6'2") and irresistible.  So milk it is, 'especially if
you want to impress older women.'

The ad has the archbishop of New York ticked off, as well as a host of
other less well-known clerics, who decry the ad for glorifying 'sexual
activity between adults and minors.'

The Dairy Education Board, which started the whole protest, is an
advocacy group avidly devoted to one cause and one cause only:  To get
Americans to stop drinking milk."

Robert Cohen

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July 9, 1999 - Attention Newspaper Editors and Directors of Advertising
- Write a story about the negative aspects of milk consumption and the
dairy industry will invest tens of thousands of dollars in full-page
ads.  Their "DAMAGE CONTROL" = your financial gain!

THE BOSTON GLOBE

Recently a Boston Globe article reported the efforts of State Senator
Dianne Wilkerson, who believes that milk does not do the body any good.


One week after the damaging article appeared, the Globe ran printed a
remarkable dairy industry ad.

THE HEADLINE - Block Caps:

"SORRY THIS ISN'T ANOTHER ENTERTAINING MILK MUSTACHE AD, BUT THIS IS AN
EMERGENCY."

The body of the ad asked the question, "Got Milk?"

CALCIUM SUMMIT COALITION

Our ANTIDAIRY Coalition has changed its name to the Dairy Education
Board, but the dairy marketers are a bit slow catching on.  Their
response to our coalition was to form their own Calcium Summit
Coalition.

MONEY TALKS

In placing this ad, the dairy marketing board lists the names of
organizations which promote their message.  Such organizations include
colleges and Public Action Committees (PACS) that have received millions
of dollars in donations and research dollars from the dairy industry.

One group, the National Osteoporosis Foundation, last year raised $9
million dollars, including a $700,000 grant from NIH, while spending
only $145,000 for actual research.

THE MAGNESIUM SUMMIT COALITION?

In order to absorb one milligram of calcium, the human body requires an
equal milligram of magnesium.  The RDA for magnesium is exactly the same
as the RDA for calcium, yet not one of the dozens of scientific boards
believes that there is a magnesium crisis.

GOT MILK?  Then you've got very little magnesium.  GOT GREEN VEGGIES?
Then you obtain calcium and magnesium in the proper proportion.

Magnesium is the center atom of chlorophyll.  Cows do not get
osteoporosis and neither do elephants or giraffes.  As a matter of fact,
the nations with the highest rates of bone disease include Denmark,
Holland, Norway, and Sweden.  Those are the nations that consume the
highest levels of milk and cheese.

QUESTION:  Why is there no magesium summit coalition?

ANSWER:  There is very little magnesium in milk, and billions of dollars
have not been invested to brainwash Americans into believing that they
need magnesium.  Calcium, on the other hand...

THE NURSES STUDY

Harvard University has found that nurses who ate a lot of cheese and
drank a lot of milk as teens grew up to have a higher rate of forearm
and pelvic fractures than NOTMILK drinkers.

Robert Cohen

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Thursday, July 8, 1999 - A total media assault on teenagers.  GOT MILK
MUSTACHES?

SUMMER, 1999

It doesn't look so bad from the outside.  After all, it's just a
magazine.  It's called TEEN PEOPLE and the cover features ten of
America's sexiest teenage idols.  There's Will Smith and Jennifer
Aniston, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz.  Ben Affleck joins Brandy, and Adam
Sandler's photo sits atop Mariah Carey's.  Leonardo is there, of
course,
and so is Ryan Phillippe.

The cover advertises feature stories, like:

"Celebs confess their most embarrassing high school moments," and "Find
out who was a jock, a brain, a cheerleader, a drama nut and more."

Who could resist such a lure?  Not my daughters.  They paid $3.99 for
this 80 page special published by TIME, Inc.

MY CHILDREN'S PLEASURE BECAME MY NIGHTMARE

"Dad, look at this!"

"What happened, Jen?"  She handed me the magazine.

I took it out of her hands and had that sinking feeling of doom and
despair.  I turned the pages.  One milkstach advertisement after
another.

STATUTORY RAPE SELLS

Twenty-five offensive full-page ads in all.  The inside front cover
featured the Back Street Boys and the inside back cover featured Joshua
Jackson, the actor whose Dawson's Creek high school sophomore character
had sex with his teacher, and now boasts of "impressing older women."

SEX SELLS

Britney Spears smiles, with her belly exposed and her legs in the air.
Jennifer Love Hewitt beams, a very fair amount of sensual flesh exposed.
Sixteen-year-old Leanne Rimes poses seductively, telling us that she
sings songs about broken hearts.  Wrestler Steve Austin poses with a
bare chest, muscles rippling.

Tyra Banks leers seductively at the camera, the top button of her pants
undone.  Does anybody notice?  Got sex?  Daisy Fuentes makes no mistake.
She asks, "Girls, let's talk about the 'F' word."  A healthy amount of
Daisy's cleavage appeals to teens, with curves in places where many
girls don't have places.  Body parts are obviously aroused, particularly
a point that is seemingly well made.  Rebecca Stamos has a beautiful
body, make no mistake about it.  She stands in Times Square and the
skimpiest of bathing suits (or is she wearing underwear?), leaving
nothing to the imagination.

IT'S ALL ABOUT SEX

Our values have changed.  I'd never thought that I would say this,
having gone to college in the height of America's sexual revolution.
Free love?  Free sex?  Yeah, we were free, and love was in, but there is
a complete disrespect for sex and relationships today.  Who shapes our
values?  The people who sell milk.

THE BACK COVER

There's Austin Powers, "The Spy Who Shagged Me."  Shag is a word used to
describe Power's sexual conquests.  Shagging is the act of copulation.
He lays on a couch, tongue in cheek, bathrobe barely covering the fact
that his "mojo is working overtime."

This is the message that my teenaged daughters receive, and I am not at
all pleased.  Offensive?  To the max!

Robert Cohen

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Wednesday, July 7, 1999 - Sunday is supermarket day for my family, and
I'm sick to my stomach.

(Today I'll be at the North American Vegetarian Summerfest in Johnstown,
Pennsylvania.  I wrote this column last Sunday.)

THE COHEN FAMILY ROUTINE

We pile into the van and have three targeted destinations every Sunday
morning.  First, we stop at the organic fruit and vegetable stand.
Visions of smoothies dance through our heads as we touch, smell, then
purchase melons and fruits at their ripest, unsprayed and unmodified by
genetic engineering.  Stop number two takes us to a nearby Oriental
emporium.  We live near New York City's Chinatown and our market brings
in many different varieties of vegetarian dim sum, scallion pancakes,
and veggie dumplings.  Finally, we end up at the local mega-supermarket,
in our case a sixty thousand square foot Shop Rite in Emerson, New
Jersey.

NOT MUCH LEFT TO BUY IN THE SUPERMARKET

We buy napkins and paper towels, canned goods, and toiletries.  There
aren't very many factory foods that we find attractive or appetizing.
Sometimes there's a bag of cookies, but that's rare.  We read labels.
Whey protein?  No whey!  Casein?  No glue for us, thanks.  MSG or
NutraSweet?  Slow poisons, and we want no chemicals in our bodies.  We
pass the dead flesh aisle and avert our eyes from the butchers who hack
body parts from cute farm animals with gentle faces.  We hold our noses
as we pass the rotting flesh of week-old fish.  The chicken arms and
legs rest in cellophane packages, soaking up a mixture of pink blood and
body fluids.

REVELATION AT THE END OF AISLE NUMBER NINE

I first heard my daughter Elizabeth ask, "Daddy, they're so cute.  Can I
have one?"  My attention was focused upon a six-foot tall display
inviting those children old enough to read, to receive:

A FREE PLASTIC SQUEEZE BOTTLE

These bottles were very colorful, but there was a catch.  A rather
unappetizing and unappealing catch.

THE GREAT MILK MUSTACHE MAKER

That's the name given to this plastic bottle.

It's offered FREE when you buy two gallons of milk and a half gallon of
chocolate milk.

There sit forty free bottles to a rack, six racks high, a total of
twenty dozen free bottles.  These are very clever people, these milk
marketers.  A few pennies of plastic are colored and designed to elicit
the most powerful whine from the youngest of milk drinkers.  The thought
of drinking milk and getting that upset feeling makes me sick to my
stomach.

"Please, Mommy.  Please, Daddy.  Get me one."  What parent can resist
such a healthy request?

Robert Cohen

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Tuesday, July 6, 1999 - Are Today's Teens More Toxic?  Chicago Tribune
Column Raises a "Pressing Need for a Cleaner Environment and More
Nutritious Food."

HEADLINE-CHICAGO TRIBUNE, JUNE 15, 1999

Dr. Robert Hatherill, a research scientist and environmental professor
at the university of California, Santa Barbara, asks: "Are today's teens
more toxic?"

Hatherill argues that in addition to checking our children for guns and
explosives, we should also be checking their blood for elevated levels
of toxic chemicals, including lead, industrial chemicals, and
pesticides.

Professor Hatherhill supplies evidence that children are more vulnerable
to pollutants, and because they are smaller and grow more rapidly than
adults, they absorb 40-50% more toxins.

Hatherill cites a February, 1996 article in the Journal of the American
Medical Association (JAMA), suggesting a correlation between behavior
problems such as mood swings, depression, irritability, and attention
deficit disorder and toxins in food.

A MISSING LINK

One factor Hatherill did not consider was that teens are eating more
cheese and ice cream than ever before.  Increased incidences of
aggressive behavior and incidents of high school violence are directly
proportional to the increased consumption of concentrated amounts of
powerful hormones in milk and dairy products.   More cheese = more
hormones = more violence.

Three months after the JAMA article appeared, the Townsend Medical
Letter for Doctors (written by physicians for physicians) attributed the
same aggressive behavioral symptoms to milk and dairy consumption.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Today we live in a world in which daily incidences of road rage result
in all-so-common tragic newspaper headlines.  Our world has changed and
has become more violent.  Also changing are the foods we eat.

Fill a child's stomach with foods containing testosterone and
adrenaline, and one might expect aggressive and anti-social behavior.

Robert Cohen

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Monday, July 5, 1999 - Where Have All the Flowers Gone?  That's easy.
They're growing by the sides of streams, fertilized by billions of
gallons of waste products from dairy herds.

WATER POLLUTION SUIT TARGETS DAIRIES

HEADLINE-STOCKTON, CA

Officials in the California State Department of Environmental Protection
and local health authorities have filed suit against four dairy farms
in
San Joaquin County for fouling local waterways.

STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL LOCKYER SAID:

"We are seeking through joint state and county lawsuits to stop the
pollution, and to extract civil penalties for the dairy farmers' failure
to address the problem."

THOSE WHO POLLUTE

The defendants are Lucky J Dairy near Tracy, ManJean Holsteins near
Stockton, Quaresma & Sons Dairy near Manteca, and Machado Dairy, also
near Manteca.

THE PROBLEM

Last spring, state laboratory testing found streams nearby these farms
toxic to flora and fauna.  Dairies were ordered by state water
regulators to clean up the streams and immediately cease discharging cow
urine and manure into nearby waterways.

Lockyer described these factory farms as "small cities."  Imagine a
small city without a sewage treatment plant.

WHAT DID REGULATORS FIND?

State investigators and local inspectors found large volumes of animal
waste flowing into roadside ditches and streams, including one flow
estimated at 50,000 gallons that traveled several miles into the San
Joaquin River.

Residents of San Joaquin Valley drink water from that river.

HOW MUCH WASTE?

A dairy cow generates more than 110 pounds of waste each day, according
to Lockyer.  There are more than 9 million dairy cows in America.  That
adds up to over 1 billion pounds of waste, dumped somewhere every single
day!

If one six-inch brick of bovine excrement weighed one pound, one could
produce 500 million linear feet of bovine bricks per day.  Allowing
10,000 bricks to the mile, in five days that line of bricks would
stretch from the Earth to the moon.  Anybody want to follow the yellow
brick road to the cow jumping over the moon?  If you do, watch where you
step!

Robert Cohen

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Saturday, July 3, 1999 - The "Berkeley Wellness Letter" should be
renamed the "Berkeley Illness Letter."

UDDER CONFUSION

The July 1999 issue of the University of California Berkeley newsletter
makes an absurd effort to promote the drinking of body fluids from cows
as an absolute requirement for humans to achieve good health.  These
ill-advised doctors, scientists, and medical writers could step up one
giant level by reviewing real science, such as that coming out of
respected medical schools like Harvard University (See yesterday's
Squirt.)

BERKELEY MEDICAL LETTER WROTE:

"Milk used to be considered a perfect food...in recent years, however,
'cow's milk is for calves' has become a rallying cry for several groups.
There is even an Antidairy Coalition, which claims that milk is nothing
less than a 'deadly poison'- that's a title of a book it promotes.  If
you believe this group, milk is behind nearly all of our major diseases.
Here are some of the claims being made about milk and dairy products-and
our responses."

REFUTED CLAIMS

DAIRY PRODUCTS INCREASE HEART DISEASE

The Berkeley Letter endorses the use of low-fat milk and dairy.  Try
ordering the low-fat version of Domino's Pizza or Ben and Jerry's Ice
Cream next time you need a fix.

DAIRY PRODUCTS INCREASE THE RISK OF CANCER

Berkeley claims that "milk is not the problem, but rather total fat
intake."  These Berkeley types are way behind scientific times.  Perhaps
they are still in the 60's, under the influence of hallucinogens.
They're certainly not up-to-date with the latest research.  The Harvard
Nurses' Study has shown that dietary fat plays little or no role in
contributing to cancer.  Science has taught us that cancer is very
common, but normally controlled.

The key factor in the growth and proliferation of every human cancer,
particularly breast cancer and prostate cancer, is insulin-like growth
factor-I (IGF-I), a hormone that is identical between humans and cows.
Like a key fitting into a lock, IGF-I is what opens the door to cancer.
The Berkeley Letter claims that "Milk is not the problem, but dietary
fat is."  Again, these "scientists" are uninformed.  The Harvard Nurse
study has proven that those who eat low fat diets (GOT SKIM MILK AND LOW
FAT CHEESE) have higher rates of breast cancer.

CLAIM-JUVENILE DIABETES

The Berkeley Letter says that "This was the most frightening claim...no
respectable authorities have proposed that children avoid milk and dairy
products."  Ding-dong.  Berkeley medical writers have their collective
heads buried in the sand or in the "purple haze" of Haight-Ashbury's
dense smoke. A recent Finnish study showed that 10% of children fed a
milk-based formula developed indicators to insulin-dependent diabetes
mellitus.  Don't these doctors read medical studies?

OTHER CLAIMS

Berkeley cites biased research including studies on mucus production,
osteoporosis, and lactose intolerance.  Their evidence was financed by a
not-so objective dairy industry.  Interestingly, this Berkeley column
has no author's signature.  Who writes their copy?  Perhaps a public
relations con man from BSMG, the dairy industry's public relations firm.

A CHALLENGE

This is one challenge we know that Berkeley will not accept.  Make our
day, please. We dare you to knock this carton of milk off of our
shoulders.  We'll debate any one or a panel of experts regarding the
July 1999 Berkeley Letter at any time on any radio or television station
of Berkeley's choice.  Berkeley claims to have science on their side so
it should be easy to refute our claims. . . NOT!

Robert Cohen


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Friday, July 2, 1999 - Harvard School of Public Health has got Bad News
for the Dairy Industry.

A DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER:

A recent letter from Walter Willett, MD, the principal investigator of
Harvard University Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS),
delivered extremely bad news for milk and dairy producers.  Willett's
letter, addressed as "Dear Colleague," went to researchers and subjects
in the largest ongoing medical study in the history of mankind.

WILLETT WROTE:

"Many of these findings have had a major impact on thinking about the
cause and prevention of disease.  As you will note, we have already
learned much about the relation of diet and lifestyle to risks of
cardiovascular disease and cancer."

PROSTATE CANCER

Dr. Willett's letter contained a tremendous punch in the gut for those
who earn their living by producing and marketing dairy products.  Willet
wrote:

"Consumption of more than two glasses of milk per day was associated
with almost twice the risk of advanced and metastatic prostate cancer."

WHAT'S IN STORE FOR NEXT YEAR?

Future studies will include analysis of dietary calcium, magnesium, and
potassium needs.  The dairy industry claims that there is a calcium
crisis but makes no mention of there being a magnesium crisis.  In order
to absorb calcium, the body needs an equal amount of magnesium.  While
there is a lot of calcium in milk, there is not a lot of magnesium.
Magnesium is the center atom of chlorophyll.  That's why cows have a lot
of calcium in their body fluids.  The get it by eating "the green
stuff," not by drinking milk!

Preliminary findings in the Harvard study suggest that a potassium
intake is best achieved by increasing consumption of fruits and
vegetables and their juices. Willett has found that men in the top 20%
of potassium intake had a 40% reduction in the risk of stroke compared
to men in the bottom 20%.

The results of this study have, so far, provided wonderful news for
those men who eat no milk and dairy products.  On the other hand, The
conclusion for those who positively answer "yes" to the question, "GOT
MILK?" will sadly be followed by another question, "GOT ILLNESS?"

Robert Cohen

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Thursday, July 1, 1999 - Dear Ann Landers, I claim to be in medical
school training to be an orthopedic surgeon.  Can I trick you into
believing that, and printing a pro-dairy letter?

ANN LANDERS IS HOODWINKED

Ann Landers recently received a letter offering advice on how her
readers could prevent broken hips, back pain, or bent over spines.  The
letter writer promised that osteoporosis is largely preventable and was
signed: Future orthopedic surgeon in Virginia.

The future surgeon advised that "adequate intake is one quart of skim
milk, 3 cups of low-fat yogurt, or 1/4 pound of cheese.

Thirty million American women have been doing that for 50 years and they
have osteoporosis.  When a woman goes through menopause she'll lose one
percent of her bone density every year.  Dietary calcium plays little or
no role in preventing osteoporosis.

PRESCRIPTION FOR BONE DISEASE

Drink milk and eat cheese.  Is this what is taught in medical school?
That's the prescription for bone disease, not a prevention.  Perhaps Mr.
Medical Student is not aware of the Harvard Nurse study.  Scientists
have learned that milk and cheese consumption in childhood does not
prevent bone loss.  Women who drank a lot of milk as teens are the ones
who had a higher incidence of pelvic and forearm fractures as adults.

We cannot imagine that medical schools teach dairy industry
brainwashing.  What we do know is that nutrition is a med-school
elective, not a requirement.

ANN'S RESPONSE

Ann Landers wrote:

"Thank you for sharing your medical school information with my readers.
And bless you for using simple language that everyone can understand.
Tell your professors I gave you an A-PLUS TODAY."

SIMPLE LANGUAGE?

Of course the letter was written in simple language.  It was not written
by a physician.  It was probably not written by a medical student. There
is no real science supporting the brilliantly marketed dairy industry
calcium myth/lie.  Somewhere, there sits a snickering dairy industry
executive, having fooled Ann Landers into promoting a false and
dangerous agenda designed to sell more milk.  Well, actually, it's
designed to do something more.

Ann Lander's column is designed to keep a future orthopedic surgeon very
busy and very wealthy.  GOT MILK?  GOT BONE DISEASE!

Robert Cohen
                        End of July 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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