Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Interesting stories about Milk -- whether manufactured or secreted

After reading the article on dairy farming in Vermont (see immediately preceding blog post), I investigated a little more and came up with a wide variety of sometimes startling writing on the milk and milk products that we eat and drink. Thought I would share some of them with you.
  • A piece on why all milk other than human milk is not good for humans.
  • A warning from the US FDA and the CDC against drinking raw (ie, fresh, unpasteurised) milk.
  • An essay on the virtues of breast milk which contains this remarkable observation :
It would take 135 million lactating cows just to substitute the breastmilk of the women of India; that many cows would require 43% of the surface of India be devoted to pasture.

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