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The Problem of Buying Milk that’s Actually Good for You

The Problem of Buying Milk  that’s Actually Good for You

By Hwaa Irfan

 

There is probably more to what meets the eye, but quite frankly it is just getting more and more ridiculous, almost as if the American citizen is the enemy that must be controlled at all costs. This is the beaming reality of the high price of Corporate America, which will do absolutely anything to protect its wealth for its self while, in this case, the American food industry is making its people sick. Consumers are just people who maintain their profit margins, without regard for their health, and fall prey to the do and donts of the likes of the Food and Drug Administration that tells Americans what to eat, what to think, and what to buy.

Here we speak of one simple God-Given food, the gift of milk, labeled ‘raw milk’ to distinguish it from the denatured processed commercial milk that has been striped of many nutrients contained in ‘raw milk’.

Ridiculous is when ones hears of a raw milk producer, which would once be called a dairy farmer being arrested (March 2 2012) for providing raw milk, to have a bail set at U.S.$1mn, and when efforts to establish the situation is made, to be told that James Stewart owner of Rawsome Foods, Los Angeles is charged for grand theft!

This is the extent to which Coporate America protects its interests against anybody else!

To say raw milk is illegal is equivalent to say that all natural foods are illegal, or will be if the agro-pharmaceutical giant Monsanto continues to have its own way.

Prior to this incarceration Rawsome Foods was raided twice by  ‘armed food police’, that’s saying it. Rawsome Foods was raided for selling raw milk to its private members-only club, becuase to sell to the public is illegal in California, yes illegal, and not for the reason stated. Al hamdu Lillah for Arab countries despite the upheavals when one can still have a choice between commercial milk, and raw milk.

Theses private members also have ownership in the farm, so there is nothing ‘public’ about the way in which Rawsome Foods trades. They are not blind to the fact that it is illegal to sell something that is natural and healthy!

The high bail was set by the Clara Shortridge Foltz LA County Superior Court. LA County Superior Court judges get ‘incentives’ to go beyond the call of duty. They are paid to give a verdict that is favorable to whoever is paying. In 2010 alone, each judge recieved U.S.$57,000 in addiction to their salary of  U.S.$179,000. It pays well to have a career in law in the U.S.

Yet in the same breathe we have a woman who has cured herself from Lyme disease through fasting on raw milk. This woman has a degree of anonymity becuase of the illegality of raw milk, but this approach came after years of suffering from Lyme disease and being at the mercy of the U.S. mainstream medical profession.  This woman stumbled upon a possibel solution that was presented in documents published by the Mayo Foundation in the 1920s. These published documents contained clinical applications for those suffering from tuberculosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a range of neurological problems. This woman was willing to give it a try, becuase the mainstream medical profession could not help her for she had become severely debilitated.

Her diet consisted of fasting for 90 days homemade raw milk kefir drinking six ounces every hour. By the 90th day, the severe weight loss experienced over the years was regained , her yellow complexion had gone, and her hair stopped falling out.

Under the FDA regulation Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 21 USC 301 – 299a, and the Public Health Service Act 42 USC 201 – 300ii it states:

“…prohibits the sale or distribution in interstate commerce of unpasteurized milk and milk products (“unpasteurized milk”) for human consumption”.

To prevent the spread of communicable disease is the responsibility of the state, but this blanket application has not been applied to foods produced by the American food industry when it comes to the 73,000 illnesses arising from E. Coli, and 60 deaths every year in the U.S. This number of casualities arises mainly from ground beef products  as E. Coli lives in the intestines of cattle, chicken, sheep, goats, and pigs. One does not see convictions, or products being banned, or the companies responsible being charged and taken to court.

The communicable disease in raw milk the FDA refers to is listeria, and salmonella; yet the 200 deaths every year i cae of listeria efers to that which has been found in products produced from cattle, sheep, and fowl, as well as dairy products, both pasterized and unpasterized.

In the case of salmonella,  35% of fatalities every year is due to salmonella poisoning traced to raw/undercooked egg products, raw milk products, contaminated water, meat products, poultry, and improper standards of hygiene. The 2010 study Health-Related Costs from Foodborne Illness in the United States reported 19.7million of reported illnesses was the result of food borne diseases from fresh, canned and processed foods.

The  food industry being protected has left the unsuspecting American public prey to a whole range of illnesses and diseases while in Germany, raw milk is used in hospitals as therapy.

Source:

Anderson, C. “No Justice Allowed? Raw Milk Provider Held on $1 Million Bail.” http://naturalsociety.com/no-justice-allowed-raw-milk-provider-held-on-1-million-bail/#ixzz1oHeLbce3

Vassa, P. “Woman Reverses Lyme Disease With Raw Milk Fasting.” http://www.naturalnews.com/035155_Lyme_disease_raw_milk_fasting.html

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Raw Milk s. Pasteurized Milk: Which Would You Prefer?

Raw Milk s. Pasteurized Milk: Which Would You Prefer?

 

Raw Milk

  1. Enzymes, catalase, peroxidase and phosphatase are present.
    1. Phosphates is needed to split and assimilate the mineral salts in foods that are in the form of phytates.
    2. Wulzen Factor (anti-stiffness) available.
    3. X Factor (now believed to be vitamin K2) in tissue repair available.
  2. Protein–100% metabolically available; all 22 amino acids, including the 8 that are essential for the complete metabolism and function of protein.

  3. Vitamins–all 100% available
    1. Vitamin A–fat soluble
    2. Vitamin D–fat soluble
    3. Vitamin E–fat soluble
    4. Vitamin K–fat soluble
    5. Vitamin B–Complex:
      Vitamin Bw–Biotin
      Vitamin B –Choline
      Vitamin Bc –Folic Acid
      Vitamin B1 –Thiamine
      Vitamin B2 –Inositol
      Vitamin B2 –Nicotinic Acid
      Vitamin B2 –Riboflavin
      Vitamin B2 –Pantothenic Acid
      Vitamin B3 –Niacin
      Vitamin B6 –Pyridoxine
      Vitamin B12–Cyanocobalamin
    6. Vitamin C
    7. Antineuritic vitamin

  4. Minerals–all 100% metabolically available.

  5. Carbohydrates–easily utilized in metabolism. Still associated naturally with elements (instable).
  6. Fats–all 18 fatty acids metabolically available, both saturated and unsaturated.

Pasteurized Milk

  1. Pasteurization destroys the enzyme phosphatase.
    1. Absence of phosphatase indicate that milk has been pasteurized.
    2. Wulzen Factor destroyed (anti-stiffness nutrition factor lost).
    3. X Factor–No evidence of alteration by pasteurization.
  2. Protein–Digestibility reduced by 4%, biological value reduced by 17%. From the digestibility and metabolic data it is concluded that the heat damage to lysine and possibly to histidine and perhaps other amino acids destroys the identity of these amino acids and partly decreases the absorbability of their nitrogen.
  3. Vitamins
    1. Vitamin A–destroyed
    2. Vitamin D–Not altered
    3. Vitamin E–Not altered
    4. Vitamin K–Not altered
    5. Vitamin B complex–pasteurization of milk destroys about 38% of the vitamin B complex.
    6. Vitamin C is weakened or destroyed by pasteurization. Infants fed pasteurized milk exclusively will develop scurvy.
    7. Antineuritic vitamin: Testing of pasteurized milk indicates destruction of this vitamin.
  4. Minerals– After pasteurization the total of soluble calcium is very much diminished. The loss of soluble calcium in regards to infants and growing children must be a very important factor in growth and development, not only in the formation of bone and teeth, but also in the calcium content of the blood, the importance of which is now being raised.
  5. Carbohydrates —no evidence of change by pasteurization.
  6. Fats–Pasteurization harms the fat content of milk.

Source:

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What They Didn’t Tell Us About Soya Beans

What They Didn’t Tell Us About Soya Beans

By Hwaa Irfan

All of God’s nature has a place in this universe, and Islam we are told to learn from each other. Nothing has been made for play, not least the green soy bean. We have come to know of the soy through the traditional culinary practices of China for over 2,500 years before the western food industry discovered it. Two hot summers of fermentation (or equivalent thereof) kills the toxins to form derivatives what we have come to know as soy sauce, tamari, miso, tofu and tempeh all of which are rich in vitamin B¹² because of the process of fermentation, which also improves the flora of the intestinal tract and digestion itself. It was Buddhists monks who introduced soy sauce to Japan now the largest producer of tamari. The thick dark rich soy sauce, tamari is a Japanese word meaning to accumulate, derived from the fermentation of soya beans- Glycine max is rich in niacin, manganese and protein. Yet, traditionally, these derivatives are consumed in small amounts. An example of their wisdom in food is making miso soup with a seaweed stock. The wisdom of this is that soybeans contain a thyroid depressant, and seaweed being rich in iodine counters the effect.

Get Rich Quick With Soybean

Soy took on a new life under the auspices of the U.S. regulatory body the Food and Drugs Administration, FDA in 1999 .  The aim was to cut imports and to increase local production claiming soybean as a health food. It was the beginning of governmental support for health foods with the FDA claiming that a soy diet would reduce the growing problem of heart disease in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, developed a soybean promotion campaign, Soybean Promotion and Research along with a new Act, the Consumer Information Act [7 U.S.C. 6301-6311]. Passed in 1991 under the 1990 Farm Bill, a path forward was laid for the planting, production, research, and genetic modification of soybean to expand production for both domestic consumption, and export.

The Health Claims

Since then, numerous by-products of soybean have come onto the market fitting the health food scene. To add to the conundrum, much of which like U.S. corn is genetically modified. The hype supported by many experts, has led many to believe that soybeans:

  • Are good for heart disease
  • Makes the bones stronger
  • Contains cancer fighting properties

That the isoflavones in soybeans:

  • Are nature’s estrogen
  • Eases menopausal symptoms, including increase bone density
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Fights osteoporosis
  • Protect against prostrate problems
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Are nature’s antioxidants

We have been told by experts to consume to servings of soy each day. From, edamame (whole soybeans), textured soy protein, soynuts, and soymilk. Soymilk has been presented as a natural alternative to cow’s milk, even mother’s milk. Replace cheese with tofu, replace mince meat with textured soy protein made to look and taste like meat.

Replacing Health with Wealth

Most governments and industry know that if one wants to convince the public, use mainstream media. In fact for many countries, including the U.S. the media is the propaganda machine for those in control. To strengthen the health food debate in favor of soy, we have been told that the isoflavone rich soy is similar to human estrogen, thus will not interfere with our own estrogen. If anything goes wrong it is the state of health of the consumer who is ill, maybe there is something wrong with the consumer’s estrogen receptors, otherwise soy products are the richest source of isoflavones, meaning if we do not eat soy products, the potential consumer is depriving their health of a much needed nutrient.

Despite the 250 research documents on the toxic effect of soy with the FDA; and because of the $80 million annual investment by USDA in promotion and research, needed information for the benefit of the public has not been forthcoming.  In New Zealand, Soy Online Service encountered such politics in their initial attempt to alert their Ministry of Health over growing concerns pertaining to isoflavones phytoestrogen content in infant formula feeds. Noting the concern action was curtailed by the Ministry’s concern that soybeans represented big business for on the international commodity’s market for the U.S.  However, 4 years later, in 1998, there was a change in direction.

Mounting Evidence

It has already been established the negative impact on the body when it ingests hormones, interfering with the normal functioning of the body’s hormones as in the case of the pill, and the long term negative consequences on both the consumer, and the food chain. The “harmless” isolflavone which is an estrogen disrupts the normal functioning of the endocrine system. Taken in infant formula feed over a period of time, it leads to a malfunction of the thyroid gland.

In 2006, the American Heart Association declared that soy does not lower cholesterol, or prevent heart disease, and neither does it deserve FDA approval. Mounting evidence from reputable bodies such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that soy worsened the growing problem of specific form of heart disease known as cardiomyopathy, which is a weakening of the heart muscle.

Soy contains high levels of:

  • Phytic acid  .
  • Trypsin inhibitors  
  • Toxic lysinoalanine
  • Nitrosamines

For example, in a study on rats carried out by S. Abdelaziz et al of the Faculty of Science in Beni-Suef, Egypt, it was found that the presence of phytic acid lowered and changed sex hormones, specifically testosterone.

  • Phytic acid has also been found to reduce the absorption of dietary calcium
  • Phytic acid stimulates, and increases the growth rate of cancer of the connective tissues known as rhabdomyasarcoma.
  • Phytic acid inhibits the absorption of needed nutrients in the body because it binds to metals ions, copper, iron, manganese, and it also binds to calcium.
  • Trypsin inhibitors found in dietary soy protein isolate had a negative effect on the pancreas causing hypertrophy.

In a study in the U.K., on premenopausal women who were fed 60g of soy protein for 30 days, there was a reduction in the frequency of their cycle. Three months after cessation of the consumption of soy protein, the effects were still present. Genistein, another by-product of soybean has shown to prevent ovulation.

 It also lowers sperm concentration, and acts as an endocrine disruptor, and consumed over 5 years causes endometrial hyperplasia. Soy supplements have been reported to decrease the libido by 70% in rats, but do we wait for the equivalent to happen, if it is not happening already in humans?

 Whatever one’s conclusion is, the reality is that one can no longer depend on others to provide the vital information we need for a more balanced life. The Chinese were creative by extracting a healthy product out of the ambiguities of nature. The fermented soybean by-products (tempeh, miso, tofu, and all forms of traditionally made soy sauce, especially, tamari remain the safest and the most nutritional). There are always alternatives with the only real alternative for infants being mother’s milk. Besides if one explores more the less popular natural foods that are available, one might not only save on one’s health, but make savings in one’s budget as well!

 Sources:

Abdelaziz, S. et al. Phytic Acid Exposure Alters AflatoxinB1-induced Reproductive and Oxidative Toxicity in Albino Rats (Rattus norvegicus). http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/nem137v1  

Colbin, A.  “Food and Healing”. Ballantine Books, U.S. 1986.

Daniel, K “Soy Not Healthy for the Heart”. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/41802/

Germain, G et al. “Phytic Acid Stimulates the Growth of a Human Rhabdomyosarcoma http://www.springerlink.com/content/88002l1g484nq007/

Gumbmann, M. et al. “Safety of Trypsin Inhibitors in the Diet: Effects on the Rat Pancreas of Long-Term Feeding of Soy Flour and Soy Protein Isolate”. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3799282

Messina, V and Messina, M. “Is It Safe to Eat Soy? http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soymessina

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The Milk You’re Supposed to Drink

The Milk You’re Supposed to Drink

By Hwaa Irfan

Many of us were brainwashed into believing from childhood, that we wouldn’t grow up if we did not drink our milk. That message is still promulgated by the media, as well as the parents who were indoctrinated when they were young. As such, like most things, our appetite has grown larger and larger in most things. The appetite of the consumer demands more, losing sight of the person who produces what is demanded in the firsts place.

For Example:

The main reason why, the first/third world remain the under-dog in terms of development, is because it is the home of the world ’s raw natural resources. These raw natural resources make millions for the importer by being processed into products with a big profit margin.

For instance, let’s take a look at everyone’s favorite luxury, chocolate. Africa is the main producer of the raw product without which, there would be no chocolate, cocoa. Africa supplies the world with 69%-75% of the world’s cocoa. From that Ivory Coast in West Africa contributes 38% of Africa’s production.

Africa exports (2005):

• Cameroon – 151,704 tons to Europe (92%)

• Cote D’Ivore – 516,747 tons to Europe, (54%) and 311,076 to U.S (33%)

• Ghana – 398,151 tons to Europe (73%) and 31,324 to Japan (6%)

• Nigeria – 226, 056 tons to Europe (89%)

Africa gets from this production U.S$, 1,500 per ton (2005), and it was difficult to establish what Africa gets for exporting the raw material cocoa, with all the vagueness/lack of information.

Some of the companies that process the raw material and it for a higher price are:

• Mars Inc. – US$9,546 million

• Cadbury Schweppes US$8,126 million

• Nestle US$7,973 million

• Ferrero US$5,580 million

• Hershey Foods US$4,881 million

• Kraft Foods US$ 2,250 million

• Meji Seika Kaisha US$1,693 million

• Lindt & Sprungli US$1, 673 million

• Barry Callebaut US$1,427 million

• Ezaki Glico US$1,239 million

Global sales from the price of chocolate in 2005 were US$68.1 billion with the U.S. and the U.K. as major consumers.

In the reductionist approach to our food supply, the same is happening on a local scale.., but this time the producers of the raw material are local farmers, and the raw material is the milk we are supposed to drink.

What does it mean the milk we are supposed to drink?

Cow’s milk, often the base of man-made formulas, frequently causes lactose-intolerance. In fact, very few populations remain able to tolerate lactose; and the ones who are tolerant are populations that have had to rely on the milk of their herds for food under difficult environments. However, over 70% of African, Chinese, Japanese, Ashkenazi Jews and those from the Mediterranean have lost their lactose tolerance ability. In the U.S. up to 25% of Caucasians are lactose intolerant. There also seems to be a relationship between colic in breast-fed infants and the cows’ milk drunk by their mothers. Furthermore, many children are allergic to the alternative soy-based formulas recently being sold as many minerals and vitamins are hard for babies to digest in synthetic form. For instance, the minerals zinc and iron are easier to absorb when taken in human milk. As a whole food, milk contains many properties, which it stripped of in the process of pasteurization/homogenized/fortified thus changing the natural state of milk.

The Vitamin D and calcium added to milk (fortified milk) is synthetic, and causes harm than good. By providing our bodies with more calcium than it can readily absorb, leads to deposits of calcium in wrong parts of the body causing calcification. If we are healthy enough, the kidneys can excrete the excess, but if not, it leads to cardiovascular diseases and calcification of the kidneys/kidney stones, and calcification of the bones in terms of arthritis itself.

Farmers Prevented from Doing Their Best

The U.S.- based Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, has done what many people have wanted to do over the years, and that is to file a suit against the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, and the Health and Human Services, HHS. The reason for the suit is that the FDA have made it impermissible to transport raw milk and/or raw milk products across state lines highlighted in several cases:

In the case of Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund et al v. United States Department of Health and Human Services et al the complaint was we have the fundamental right to produce, obtain, and consume unpasteurized milk, FDA regulation Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 21 USC 301 – 299a, and the Public Health Service Act 42 USC 201 – 300ii:

    “…prohibits the sale or distribution in interstate commerce of unpasteurized milk and milk products (“unpasteurized milk”) for human consumption”.

The case also states that it is unlawful to sell raw milk and derivatives from a state where it is legal to a state where it is illegal, yet as stated in the case:

    “… the government has neither brought not threatened to bring a single enforcement action against consumers who purchase unpasteurized milk for personal consumption or retailers of such products who do not engage in interstate commerce”

The FDA is oblidged by law to prevent the spread of communicable disease from one state to another, and we would complain if the authorities did not take responsibility by doing so.

It was not about the sale or distribution of raw milk interstate in the case of Commissioner Dept. for Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York State vs. Steven and Barbara Smith and Meadowsweet; yet the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets seized: 260 pounds and 7.5 gallons of raw milk, and raw milk products from the farm, claiming that it was adulterated, and the fact that it was unpasteurized. However, at no time did, the Department test the seized products from the farm. The Department also claimed that the milk was for sale, but there was no evidence that at anytime, did they sell or make available to the public their unpasteurized milk/milk products. You may ask why produce so much milk. Well the case succeeded in proving that the milk was for consumption by the members of the farm, and their families.

The contradiction created between producer and consumer when it comes to raw milk applies in Canada as well whereby it is not illegal to drink, but is illegal to sell. The paranoia involved in the case of the US, towards direct trade between producer and consumer would have an impact on export, and might be a panick response to the growing problem of foodbourne disease in the U.S. In 2009, the U.S. exported U.S$ 2.32 billion in:

milk solids 2.15 billion
Milk production 9.2%
Whey proteins 53%
Skim milk powder/nonfat dry milk 34%
Butter 4%
Cheese 2.4%

Top milk producing countries (2005):

• United States … 80.2 million metric tons

• India … 38.5 million metric tons

• Russia … 30.6 million metric tons

• Germany … 27.6 million metric tons

• France … 25.3 million metric tons

• China … 24.5 million metric tons

• Brazil … 23.3 million metric tons

• New Zealand … 14.6 million metric tons

• United Kingdom … 14.58 million metric tons

• Ukraine … 13.5 million metric tons

If one is not doing so well in trade talks, as farmers fear being flooded by U.S. milk at the cost of their own (for which the U.S. as a track record), then holding onto domestic production seems to be an imperative.

What’s the Fuss!

We have been told for so long, that milk is essential to our diet. The FDA in their campaign against raw milk state:

    “…raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 800 people in the United States have gotten sick from drinking raw milk or eating cheese made from raw milk since 1998”.

Comment:
The FDA states that raw milk ‘can’ harbor dangerous organisms, not that it will , and considering how many people are dying or are seriously ill from the residues of drugs, and chemicals found in the meat produced in the U.S., 800 deaths in 12 years without specifying the nature of the deaths does not prove a serious threat.

    “This raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, which are responsible for causing numerous food borne illnesses”.

Comment:

Once again, the word can is used, and the dangerous bacteria referred to: Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria. According to U.S. legal expert Marler Clark

– E. Coli causes 73,000 illnesses, and 60 deaths every year in the U.S., accounting for -1% of all food poisoning. As many people know, it lives in the intestines of cattle, chicken, sheep, goats, and pigs. Most outbreaks pertain to ground beef, and is “…increasingly associated with fresh produce, such as lettuce and spinach, but outbreaks have also been traced to unpasteurized apple and orange juices, raw milk, alfalfa sprouts, and water.” Clark also states person-to-person transmission is also documented.

– Listeria causes death in 200 out of 1,000 cases in the U.S. annually along with 2,500 reported cases. It is found in cattle, sheep, and fowl, as well as dairy products [pasteurized or unpasteurized?], fruits, and vegetables.

– Salmonella there are 1.4 million cases every year in the U.S., of which 95% are related to food. . “About 500 to 1,000 deaths – 31 percent of all food-related deaths – are caused by Salmonella infections each year. Salmonella”. Salmonella is found in raw/undercooked egg products, raw milk products, contaminated water, meat products, poultry, and improper standards of hygiene.

In a 2010 study entitled Health-Related Costs from Foodborne Illness in the United States, declared 19.7million of the reported illnesses due to food borne diseases were due to “fresh, canned and processed foods. Basically, there is a problem with food standards in general in the U.S., but of that how many people are consumers of raw milk, and raw milk products, and how much of the problem is due to the modern/fast food means of food production? There are already strong signs that it is the modern food industry itself that needs regulating. Either way, the alarm bell that the FDA should be ringing pertains to food in general, and not raw milk specifically.

The FDA defend pasteurized milk as follows:

    “Pasteurization is a process that kills harmful bacteria by heating milk to a specific temperature for a set period of time. First developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864, pasteurization kills harmful organisms responsible for such diseases as listeriosis, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, diphtheria, and brucellosis”.

Comment:
Pasteurized milk is achieved by subjecting raw milk to temperatures of 145 150 degrees Fahrenheit for half an hour, then reducing the temperature to -55 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, not only is anything harmful destroyed, but also anything beneficial. Why else would one “fortify” milk? The lactic acid is destroyed, which not only makes milk any empty food no better than T.V. dinners, but it also has led to many people becoming lactose intolerant. Milk has been emptied of:

– Vitamin C

– Phosphorus causing problems with bone formation, and causing bone fraility

– Iodine – 20% is lost which can cause constipation

– Makes the calcium content insoluable, therefore not digestible, therefore increasing the risk of incurring rickets, bad teeth, and nervous complications.

– Turns the sugar in milk, lactose into beta-lactose which is quicker to digest, and does not fill a child’s stomache. It is the lactose that helps to digest the milk, and to process it enough to eliminate what is not needed by the body.

FDA claim:

    “While pasteurization has helped provide safe, nutrient-rich milk and cheese for over 120 years.”

Comment:
Pasteurized milk was only standardized from the 1930s!

Then to end the campaign, FDA end with the slogan:

    “Keep food safe from bacteria”

Comment:
One of the features of the 20th/21st century are immune system disorders, because bacteria is view as the enemy of man! Just like politicians, there are harmless bacteria and harmful bacteria. In fact our bodies are covered with bacteria. We need bacteria to help us digest our food, produce vitamins. Some of our favorite foods are a result of bacteria like, yoghurt, cheese, sausages, cocoa, and coffee beans.

Despite the FDA poor campaign against raw milk, raw milk has been used for medicinal purposes.

• When cows ate grass back in the 1920s, before pasteurization became the standard, the Mayo Foundation used raw milk as a diet to treat heart failure, diabetes, kidney disease and obesity.

• In Germany today, raw milk is used as therapy in hospitals

If Milk is a Must

Allah (SWT) gave us diversity in everything, and that diversity includes food. Alternatives lie in other food sources, including goat’s milk.

It has already been stated here what happens to pasteurized milk. Also because of the concern of a global shortage in milk (probably another trade obsession), the price of milk will increase. To increase the supply of milk, another factor is being added to our supply of milk. Fat supplement “Energy Booster H” will allow for dairy farmers to improve their production of milk. For countries pushing to improve their export in milk and milk products, what counts is the money! How this will pass onto the consumer in terms of health, we will just have to wait and tell. But if that is not an issue, then there is no problem.

For women, high consumption presents a problem because milk is a product of the animals reproductive system, which interferes with a woman’s reproductive system; and is linked to disorders of the reproductive system including cysts, tumors, menstrual cramp, infections, and fertility itself!

Sources:
Global Shortage Of Milk Supply, The Average Prices Doubled
http://www.articlesbase.com/public-relations-articles/global-shortage-of-milk-supply-the-average-prices-doubled-2083289.html

Clark, M. LLP Food Bourne Illnesses. http://www.foodborneillness.com/

Colbie, Annmarie. “Food & Healing.” US: Ballantine Books. 1996.

Dairy Webmall. Milk production increase for dairy producers 22 Apr 2010
http://www.allaboutfeed.net/news/milk-production-increase-for-dairy-producers-id4351.html

FDA “The Dangers of Raw Milk: Unpasteurized Milk Can Pose a Serious Health Risk”
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm079516.htm

Harrington, R. Foodborne Illnesses Cost United States $152bn a Year-Report
http://www.foodproductiondaily.com/Quality-Safety/Foodborne-illnesses-cost-United-States-152bn-a-year-report

Henderson, P. Raw Dairy Farmer Visits Schmidt
http://www2.canada.com/chilliwacktimes/news/story.html?id=a8188f7b-249f-4ff8-ab6a-b1654e6facf9

International Cocoa Organization. “The Cocoa Industry” http://www.icco.org/about/chocolate.aspx
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Wassenaar, T. Bacteria: More Than Pathogens. http://www.actionbioscience.org/biodiversity/wassenaar.html

Workman, D. US Trade with Top Milk Countries. http://internationaltradecommodities.suite101.com/article.cfm/us_trade_with_top_milk_countries

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