Should We All Stop Drinking Cow's Milk? Our Tainted Food Supply.

Man made animal mutations - to some people God's creations were not good enough

self poisoning? Is this another Jones Town event? Drinking "human" milk from a genetically modified cow?  Really?
self poisoning? Is this another Jones Town event? Drinking "human" milk from a genetically modified cow? Really? | Source
genetically modified cow
genetically modified cow
genetically modified "human" milk from a cow
genetically modified "human" milk from a cow
Genetically modified beef? Do you want this food on your families table?  Guess what - it already is
Genetically modified beef? Do you want this food on your families table? Guess what - it already is
Genetically altered cows being fed genetically altered corn.  This is one scarey prospect.
Genetically altered cows being fed genetically altered corn. This is one scarey prospect.

On the brink of destruction

Should we ALL stop drinking cow's milk?

"This world is on the brink of creating monstrous mutations because of greed, and the lust for money, by a few self serving people. The dangers of genetically altering our food supplies have not yet begun to manifest themselves. Once a genetic shift has started there may be no reversing it. All for the love of money. How sadly stupid this human race has become." d.william

The milk of another species

I is unknown exactly when in history that humans started drinking cow's milk, or why. That fact, i suppose, is really irrelevant to this article. Although it is interesting to note that humans are the only animals on this planet that drink the milk of another species.

What i do know is that humans have assimilated (to take in and appropriate as nourishment) cow's milk for thousands of years. This assimilation, over time, has created a symbiotic relationship between cow's milk and human physiology.

Or, more simply put: "two dissimilar things, in harmony with each other', with no apparent ill effects to the humans who ingest it.

At least that statement used to be fact, it is now questionable, and may even prove to be detrimental to human health if continued to be part of our children's diets.

Without failure, by history, every time humans try to alter, fix, or outsmart Mother Nature, they inevitably create more of a problem than the benefits that they are trying to achieve. And, as in most cases, the attempts to modify cow's milk was for purely monetary reasons.

This seemingly innate greed of humans will ultimately be the destruction of our society as we know it today.

This is going too far

Messing with Mother Nature

The inquietude (disturbed state) that genetic manipulation has yet to reveal will ultimately cause irreversible damage at the cellular, or rather genetic level, of human growth and development.

This genetic manipulation of cow's to produce greater quantities of milk has been linked with the increase of autism, for one thing, and the questionable increase in conditions of arrested development in other areas. There is not, nor has there ever been, a shortage of cow's milk in this world. The only motivation for increasing production is greed - higher profits.

Nothing more, nothing less.

But, in a society that reveres money above well being, nothing has been, or will be, done to reverse this trend.

I suspect it will only worsen in severity.

With the F.D.A. being 'owned' and 'regulated' by private business, and the take over of our society by the worshipers of wealth over humanity itself, plus a Federal Supreme court protecting their rights to do anything they want; it is unlikely to change any, for a long time to come.

There is actually no need for this country to even have a department of F.D.A. any longer. It has proven itself to be of little or no value to the people.

It is costing billions of dollars of tax payer money to do nothing more that launder money from taxpayers pockets to the pockets of FDA employees and ultimately to the bank accounts of the people who actually run this country (the plutocrats).

Banned in Europe - Protected by Legislature in the U.S.A.

Natural healthier butter

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The alternatives

If there were enough people who actually cared about the salvation of human dignity, and safety, we might be able to change a few things. (Example: Stop using cow's milk - a simple but powerful means of protesting). Hit them in the pocket books. And genetically manipulating cow's milk was just the beginning of this GMO foods disaster.

There is certainly no shortages of alternative "milk" supplies that are much more healthy and compatible to the human physiology. The one i found to be the most tasty and healthy is of course almond milk.

Then there is coconut milk.

Soy milk used to be another source of healthy milk, but with soy now being genetically modified, it is no longer a safer choice than regular milk.

It is also important to note that ALL almond milks are not equal in nutritional value.

Some that have high fructose 'corn' syrup, or other additives are unhealthy, as the use of them still gives you the effects of genetically modified corn products.

When deciding to stop drinking cow's milk, there is also the dilemma of the byproducts of milk.

Those byproducts that are a major part of our daily diets include butter and cheese. Some grocers carry butter and cheese made by Organic farmers. However, the majority of grocers still buy the butter and cheese with unknown origins. They byproducts of the milk produced by compromised cows still carry the risk of causing genetic mutations.

Ask your favorite grocery store to stock 'organic butter' and 'organic cheese' products. Most will be happy to comply as long as they know there is a market for these healthier foods.

Fortunately, a few grocers have started to import butter from countries that do not allow GMO products, or genetic altering of their cows. One such example is from Ireland.

Brand name: Kerrygold.

Its label it boasts:

"in Ireland cows graze in lush pastures on small family farms. This milk is churned to make Kerrygold Naturally Softer Butter - now more deliciously spreadable.

Since cows are grass fed, the milk Kerrygold cows produce is most abundant in naturally softer milkfat. It is this naturally softer milkfat, increased in the butter through a gently churning process, that is the key to the enhanced spreadability.

This softer milkfat results in a velvety smooth and spreadable Kerrygold Naturally Softer Pure Butter. "

It is the best tasting butter this writer has tasted in many many years. The extra expense is well worth the quality and delicious taste. After visiting Ireland, it is certainly true that their animals are raised on natural grass and without any unhealthy additives to their diets.

No bull - more GMO lies

Our motivations to make changes

The prevailing societal attitude of malaise and indifference has created an air of complacency (self satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies) in this country that is fueled and encouraged by the very people who stand to gain the most from it - those that actually run the country - the money mongers - the plutocrats.

Those people whose credo is: Greed is Good. Those that will be the ultimate destroyers of this very society. A society that would rather stick their heads in the sand and await some unknown and dispassionately disinterested "God" to intervene on their behalf; instead of taking an active interest in protecting itself, and our future generations, against this reigning tyranny.

We can all choose to make our own destiny or allow the few who want to control every aspect of our lives for profit (even their unhealthy foods that we unwittingly eat) to create our destiny for us.

We have reached a sad time in our history when some humans think they can do better than the Creator - and that arrogance is approved by a corrupt government that wants to mandate morality on the people. A 'morality' based on the needs of religions, and totally ignoring the 'immorality' of Corporate America. Those needs that only serve to enhance religious beliefs and the greed factory of Corporations.

by: d.william 11/07/10

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© 2010 d.william

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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I drink about two litres of milk a day (cow and/or goat). Without milk I would hurt.


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting. That's a lot of milk consumption in one day, i must say. It is probably not harmful to adults, but it is the fact that it is genetically modified that irks me. Now they are doing it to most foods we eat. Scary. And without any knowledge of the ultimate consequences to our future health makes it even scarier. We, as consumers, should at least be told when foods are genetically altered so we can make a decision as to whether we want to take a chance on using them, or finding alternatives.


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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I may be a little naive but I do buy the organic milk and as many other food products as I can. I am thinking that they don;t "play-around" with organic products as much ... this is where I may be naive lol.


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Unfortunately, the term organic products does not mean what it used to mean. Before the laws that were in place that forced the food mfgrs to list their ingredients in the order of their abundance in foods, was changed by Mr. Bush to protect the manufacturers, in lieu of the consumer, those labeled 'organic' or 'all natural' meant just that. Now those standards have been corrupted as well. They have a different meaning nowadays. We no longer have a choice of buying goods that are made in the USA, as this also was removed as a requirement to protect the 3rd world countries that manufacture 99.9% of our food supplies. Those labeled 'organic' had strict guidelines as to how they were grown. Now they mean that the levels of contaminants in our foods is at a 'safe level' according to the findings on a now corrupt F.D.A. Before the change, all foods that had partially or fully hydrogenated oils had to label those oils as such. The FDA and Mr. Bush changed that to mean only the foods that have less than 5% of hydrogenated oils need to be labeled as having it in there at all. The problem with this is that there is much debate as to what 5% of what, is in those foods: 5% of the total volume, or 5% per serving? Either way, it has taken away any choice of the consumer to purchase foods that are 'safer' to use than others. Take peanut butter for example. Smuckers puts one out that lists the ingredients of their all natural product as: peanuts, or peanuts and salt. The organic brands have peanuts, and about 4 other ingredients, that are far from Natural, in them. Those that have neither natural nor organic on the label have very little peanuts in them at all.


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onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

Your concerns on modified, altered, and tampered with food supplies is just. I echo your thoughts.

But let's not protest the cow, or the goat, she gives good milk too.

Let's educate consumers and support the small agri-business. There is a movement across the land to do just that.

Most Americans do not live conveniently to such an agricultural business. Therefore, transporting the goods becomes a key factor. Enter the perservatives and let the snowballing begin.

As a nation, we are simply spoiled. We take great risks in the name of convenience. Of course, there will those who profit on knowing that we simply are not going to go to the effort of driving to the farm to secure our food. Instead, we make multiple trips to the nearest grocery store and pay three times the value of a product, to have it available when we want it!

Educate the consumer. Most will make responsible choices, some never will.

Some ( like yourself ) will speak out, write letters to the food processors, newspapers, congressman etc...most won't.

Farming is a livelihood, the farmer will sell his goods to those who buy.

It is worth the trip to get fresh duck eggs for baking.


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading, and your comments are always welcome. The question was merely rhetorical. Most people do not have any idea that our foods are being genetically modified, nor do they really care. Unless there is tangible proof of harm, something that is real, or in your face, most people will never question what is being done to our food supply. The public's innocence is understandable and the exploitation of that innocence by big business is inexcusable. I realize my babbling about it will have no profound effect on anything at all, except that it makes me feel better to try to point it out to deaf ears. We have relied on the government to protect us (FDA) for so long that it is difficult for people to believe that they no longer advocate for the people.


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Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

This is a very timely article as I was watching a program on British Television last week about the proposed introduction of a farm in England with thousands of milking cows, based on an American way of doing things (although I know there are many small farms in US too) - they showed researchers round an American farm where thousands of cows never go outside, are milked three times a day and live their lives on a production line SHAMEFUL, their calves stay with them for a week before being sent to another farm - if that is the way we go on, I think we deserve all we get.


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for you comments. And you are correct, this is very Shameful. When we condone inhumane treatment toward other human beings that seems to go unnoticed, we could expect nothing less for those animals that provide us with nourishment and cannot fight back. I think we have just about reached the point where civility and humanity has totally left the human race. It is truly Shameful.


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

I must agree about how our food supply is tampered with far too much, either to give it more shelf life or to protect the butts of those who bottle or bag our food supply. Great writing.


Old Empresario 6 years ago

I would rather just move to another country that is less corrupt. As you say in your hub, the FDA is not doing its job. But with regards to your last paragraph, it's difficult to know what people will do to protect themselves. Most people just started learning about these poisons we have been eating for the last 30+ years. Your idea to stop buying cow's milk is a good idea. It is also the only thing that will probably work. Organic food is one option, but the food industry has made several attempts to compromise this as well. Industry controls all the sources from which 95% of America gets its information. Until Americans start voting for the political candidates that don't get to be on TV, we will never have a government free from the arm of corporate control. That rules out democracy as a means to correct our difficulties. No one can revolt against the government because there are too many federal law enforcement agencies that are better at getting their side of the story out than we are. Your idea will work within the capitalistic framework that we live under: supply and demand in a laissez faire market economy.


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ARSHAD MAJID 4 years ago

Thanks for such an informative article. Here in Pakistan, although we don't drink cow's milk, but the buffalos that we have for milk production are given injections to increase milk production, which is even more dangerous.


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d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting. I had no idea that this problem was a global one. I thought it was sort of confined to the USA (genetically modifying the foods we need for nourishment). I guess the greed factor is universal.

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