Apr 09


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Revealing documentary exposes disturbing truths about processed milk (Natural News, April 9, 2012):

The processed milk industry spends millions of dollars a year marketing the myth that pasteurized, homogenized milk and milk products are health-promoting, and that the calcium in these products helps build strong bones. But the documentary Got the Facts on Milk? — The Milk Documentary exposes these and other claims as fraudulent, highlighting how processed milk consumption can actually lead to bone depletion and chronic disease.

From the popular Got Milk? spots on television and in magazines, to milk cartoon ads aimed at children, the processed dairy industry has to continue bombarding the next generation with pro-milk propaganda if it hopes to survive. After all, rapidly-increasing lactose intolerance, chronic allergies, and other conditions on the rise as a result of processed milk consumption have already spurred many people to switch from processed milk to non-dairy alternatives or even to raw milk.

But the truth of the matter is that conventional milk is unhealthy. Because it has been heated to very high temperatures through pasteurization, and denatured through the process of homogenization, the end product is largely devoid of the life-giving nutrients that are present in raw milk. And those nutrients that do remain, including calcium, are actually acidifying, and result in leeching of vital nutrients from bones and other areas of the body.

You can watch the trailer for Got the Facts on Milk? — The Milk Documentary by visiting:
http://programs.webseed.com/Got_the_Facts_on_Milk__NN.htm

Another major issue with conventional milk is the addition of antibiotics and hormones, including the highly-toxic recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), a genetically-modified (GM) hormone originally developed by Monsanto. Though some dairy products specifically claim that they do not contain rBGH, no mandatory labeling requirement has ever been established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this additive, which is linked to causing severe animal illness and cancer in humans (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_3717.cfm).

Processed, conventional milk destroys health while organic, grass-fed, raw milk promotes it

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Apr 08

#Radioactive Japan: Commercial-Use Skim Milk Powder Found with 23 Bq/kg of Radioactive Cesium (EX-SKF, April 7, 2012):

The data, photos and the graph are from Security Tokyo, with express permission to reprint.

Item: skim milk power in 1kg bag, commercial use
Manufacturer: Zenrakuren (all-Japan federation of dairy industry)
Manufactured in: Kita Fukuoka Factory in Iwate Prefecture

Iodine-131: ND
Cesium-134: 10 Bq/kg
Cesium-137: 13 Bq/kg
Total cesium: 23 Bq/kg
17,500 seconds precise measurement
Measurement error ±0.3Bq/kg (Cs-137)
Measurement using germanium semiconductor detector with proper calibration

Radioactive cesium has been constantly detected since the nuclear accident last year, albeit in small amounts (usually less than 20 becquerels/kg), from milk and milk products produced in Tohoku and northern Kanto. The cause may be the feed that milk cows eat. Until April 1, 2012, the safety limit for animal feed was 400 becquerels/kg (lower than for humans, which was 500 becquerels/kg). With the new safety limit of 100 becquerels/kg of cesium for humans, the safety limit for animal feed has also been revised down to 100 becquerels/kg.

Skim milk powder is used commercially for baked goods (bread, cookies, etc). It is also used for health supplements.

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Mar 30

Ventura County on raw milk rampage: After destroying Rawesome, other raw milk operations now targeted (Natural News, Mar 29, 2012):

Perhaps the best investigative reporter covering the raw milk industry today is David Gumpert, writing for www.TheCompletePatient.com – a site covering food safety, raw milk raids, regulation and much more. All NaturalNews readers would do well to put his site on your reading list. Late last night he posted a showstopper article containing two extraordinary revelations about raw milk:

• In Wisconsin, the primary dairy insurance provider has ditched raw milk dairies, sending them a letter that essentially declares they will have no insurance coverage if they sell raw milk.

• After destroying Rawesome Foods (which is being physically deconstructed right now), the Ventura County Health Department is now targeting other raw milk distribution centers in California. As Gumpert writes:

[The county] has threatened to interfere with a private food club in that area just north of Los Angeles that distributes Organic Pastures milk. The health department officials first said to a food club volunteer manager that there was concern about whether the milk was going to be stored. When that turned out to be a non-issue, since the milk is nearly immediately distributed to members, the “concern” suddenly shifted to whether the club needs to be registered as a retailer.

Read the full account at:
http://www.thecompletepatient.com/article/2012/march/28/wi-dairy-owne…

An agenda to destroy real food in Ventura county

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Mar 22

Cesium measured from every milk used for school lunch (Fukushima Diary, Mar 22, 2012):

Kunitachi Tokyo published their measurement data of school lunch.

They outsourced the measuring of milk products and a few kinds of the vegetables to Isotope research institute.

As the result, cesium 134, 137 have been measured from milk products every time they analyzed since 11/4/2011. Continue reading »

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Mar 05

Rawesome Foods’ James Stewart arrested in $1 million warrant (UPDATE 2) (Natural News, Mar 3, 2012):

Rawesome Foods defendants James Steward and Sharon Palmer were ambushed in California court yesterday when they appeared for a preliminary hearing about the multiple felony charges that have been ludicrously placed against them for engaging in farm-fresh food production and distribution. In court, they were ambushed with a $1 million arrest warrant (James) and a $2 million arrest warrant (Sharon), then handcuffed and marched away by agents of the corrupt state.

This appears to all be part of California’s open war on family farming and real food. Observers present at the hearing described the ambush as something “done out of pure unadulterated intimidation” by a rogue government that has abandoned all law. Continue reading »

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Feb 17

“Well, the feds have succeeded in running an Amish raw dairy farmer completely out of business. That’s the whole point, of course: To destroy America’s economy, destroy real food, punish individual innovation and turn the entire nation into a mass of government dependants who have no jobs, no private property, no farms, no food and no future. ”
– Mike Adams, Natural News

See also:

Judge Stops Amish Farmer’s Sale of Raw Milk After A TWO-YEAR UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION

Just look at the ‘terrible health effects’ of RAW MILK:

Calf Fed On Raw Milk Versus Calf Fed On Pasteurized Milk (Must-See Pics)


Feds succeed in destroying entire business of Amish raw milk farmer (Natural News, Feb. 17, 2012):

It is with much sadness that we report the two-year war waged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against Pennsylvania Amish farmer Dan Allgyer has been a success. The Washington Times and others are now reporting that, following a ruling last month by Judge Lawrence F. Stengel that Allgyer could no longer ship raw milk across state lines, he is officially shutting down his entire Rainbow Acres Farm.

Provoking Allgyer to shut down his farm appears to have been the goal of the FDA all along, which back on February 4, 2010, conducted a gestapo-style raid on Allgyer’s Kinzers, Penn., property to search for evidence that he was shipping raw milk across state lines. After illegally trespassing on the man’s property, the agents proceeded to harass Allgyer about his supposed involvement in interstate commerce (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com).

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Feb 15

Just look at the ‘terrible health effects’ of RAW MILK:

Calf Fed On Raw Milk Versus Calf Fed On Pasteurized Milk (Must-See Pics)

Pasteurization destroys all enzymes that were supposed to help you to digest the milk and to promote your health.

Getting tired after drinking pasteurized milk? Try raw organic milk if you find any!


Judge stops farmer’s sale of raw milk to Maryland (Lancaster Online, Feb. 11, 2012):

A federal District Court judge has ordered a Kinzers farmer to stop selling raw milk to customers in Maryland.

Judge Lawrence Stengel issued a permanent injunction Feb. 2 barring Amish dairyman Daniel Allgyer from sending the unpasteurized beverage across state lines to Grassfed on The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-area buying club.

The action capped a two-year undercover investigation of Allgyer and the club by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

In his opinion, Stengel discounted an arrangement by which a private group, Right to Choose Healthy Food’s Rawesome Club, was leasing Allgyer’s cows and distributing milk to Grassfed on The Hill members.

Buyers each paid a $25 fee to join the Rawesome Club, according to court papers.

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Feb 09

UCB Milk Sampling Results (Department of Nuclear Engineering UCB ):

Pasteurized, Homogenized Milk

Best By Date Sample Volume I131 I132 Cs134 Cs137 Te132 Data
Liters Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**) Bq/L (liters**)
03/25/2011 20:31 0.946 less than MDA
[MDA=0.93]
less than MDA
[MDA=27.73]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.15]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.34]
less than MDA
[MDA=12.65]
data
04/04/2011 12:00 1 0.54±0.10
[MDA=0.35]
(5.0e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.99]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.32]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.29]
1.46±0.29
[MDA=1.16]
(1.7e+04)
data
04/08/2011 06:14 3.45 0.24±0.05
[MDA=0.20]
(1.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=2.43]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.08]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.20]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.66]
data
04/11/2011 00:00 3.45 0.56±0.07
[MDA=0.28]
(4.8e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.94]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.24]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.29]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.57]
data
04/14/2011 00:00 3.45 0.61±0.06
[MDA=0.18]
(4.5e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.50]
0.07±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(3.3e+04)
0.09±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(2.9e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.25]
data
04/16/2011 10:53 3.45 0.48±0.05
[MDA=0.17]
(5.6e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.51]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.08]
0.15±0.03
[MDA=0.12]
(1.8e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.27]
data
04/18/2011 07:18 3.45 0.82±0.08
[MDA=0.11]
(3.3e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.31]
0.14±0.02
[MDA=0.10]
(1.8e+04)
0.19±0.03
[MDA=0.12]
(1.4e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
data
04/21/2011 12:51 3.45 1.14±0.11
[MDA=0.12]
(2.4e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.29]
0.39±0.04
[MDA=0.08]
(6.2e+03)
0.43±0.04
[MDA=0.10]
(6.3e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.19]
data
04/28/2011 09:21 3.45 0.51±0.05
[MDA=0.17]
(5.3e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.50]
0.43±0.04
[MDA=0.10]
(5.7e+03)
0.44±0.04
[MDA=0.10]
(6.1e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.32]
data
05/02/2011 06:22 3.45 0.52±0.05
[MDA=0.10]
(5.2e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.39]
0.39±0.04
[MDA=0.09]
(6.3e+03)
0.55±0.05
[MDA=0.10]
(4.9e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.10]
data
05/02/2011 06:40 3.45 0.49±0.06
[MDA=0.27]
(5.5e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=4.68]
0.41±0.04
[MDA=0.05]
(5.9e+03)
0.52±0.05
[MDA=0.06]
(5.1e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=2.63]
data
05/09/2011 12:00 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.18]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.58]
0.29±0.03
[MDA=0.05]
(8.4e+03)
0.34±0.03
[MDA=0.06]
(7.9e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.02]
data
05/16/2011 09:32 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.23]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.45]
0.19±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(1.3e+04)
0.29±0.03
[MDA=0.08]
(9.4e+03)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.64]
data
05/19/2011 08:20 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.15]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.34]
0.16±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(1.5e+04)
0.23±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(1.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.85]
data
05/23/2011 07:26 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.13]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.13]
0.15±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(1.6e+04)
0.24±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(1.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.74]
data
05/26/2011 11:03 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.21]
less than MDA
[MDA=4.63]
0.15±0.03
[MDA=0.11]
(1.6e+04)
0.24±0.02
[MDA=0.10]
(1.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.12]
data
05/30/2011 07:26 3.45 less than MDA
[MDA=0.26]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.69]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.07]
0.20±0.03
[MDA=0.13]
(1.3e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.64]
data
06/06/2011 05:55 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.29]
0.08±0.01
[MDA=0.05]
(3.2e+04)
0.12±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(2.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.23]
data
06/09/2011 08:24 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.13]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.74]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.05]
0.14±0.03
[MDA=0.13]
(1.9e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.33]
data
06/20/2011 06:52 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.09]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.93]
0.15±0.02
[MDA=0.09]
(1.6e+04)
0.09±0.02
[MDA=0.06]
(3.0e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.32]
data
06/27/2011 05:53 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.10]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.58]
0.06±0.01
[MDA=0.05]
(3.9e+04)
0.12±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(2.3e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.28]
data
07/07/2011 11:43 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.79]
0.11±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(2.3e+04)
0.13±0.02
[MDA=0.08]
(2.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.45]
data
07/16/2011 12:55 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.18]
less than MDA
[MDA=3.09]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.08]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.07]
less than MDA
[MDA=1.15]
data
07/21/2011 13:25 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.21]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.97]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.13]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.61]
data
07/28/2011 05:37 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.12]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.63]
0.14±0.02
[MDA=0.09]
(1.8e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.10]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.44]
data
08/04/2011 08:30 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.61]
0.11±0.02
[MDA=0.07]
(2.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.07]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.41]
data
08/11/2011 08:26 1.24 less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.59]
0.11±0.02
[MDA=0.09]
(2.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.11]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.42]
data
08/22/2011 07:18 1.66 less than MDA
[MDA=0.14]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.61]
0.047±0.010
[MDA=0.041]
(5.2e+04)
0.052±0.013
[MDA=0.044]
(5.2e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=1.84]
data
09/12/2011 10:43 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.062]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.300]
0.055±0.010
[MDA=0.042]
(4.4e+04)
0.059±0.013
[MDA=0.046]
(4.6e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.219]
data
09/29/2011 11:04 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.060]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.121]
0.080±0.010
[MDA=0.039]
(3.0e+04)
0.101±0.013
[MDA=0.045]
(2.7e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.107]
data
10/01/2011 09:39 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.091]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.353]
0.059±0.008
[MDA=0.034]
(4.1e+04)
0.076±0.013
[MDA=0.045]
(3.6e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.300]
data
10/10/2011 11:43 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.153]
less than MDA
[MDA=2.19]
0.056±0.010
[MDA=0.044]
(4.4e+04)
0.088±0.015
[MDA=0.049]
(3.1e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=2.02]
data
12/29/2011 07:54 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.053]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.131]
0.068±0.011
[MDA=0.044]
(3.6e+04)
0.075±0.015
[MDA=0.052]
(3.6e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.126]
data
02/16/2012 10:55 1.81 less than MDA
[MDA=0.060]
less than MDA
[MDA=0.159]
0.052±0.011
[MDA=0.045]
(4.6e+04)
0.115±0.016
[MDA=0.053]
(2.4e+04)
less than MDA
[MDA=0.228]
data

 

Cesium-134 at 0.052 Bq/L
Cesium-137 at 0.115 Bq/L

Radioactive Cesium = 0.167 bq/L  = 4.526 picocuries/L

EPA’s maximum contaminant limit is 3.0 picocuries/L.

Flashback:

Jeff McMahon, Contributor:

Yes, David, I know. Very complicated to explain. EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL, so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0.

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Jan 14

Prof. Hayakawa of Gunma University:

‘If you don’t educate yourself now and fast, you’ll die.’

Related info:

Radioactive Cesium Levels Rising Southern Miyagi Raw Milk


Fukushima Promotes Safe Fukushima Milk for School Lunches (EX-SKF, Jan. 13, 2012):

For your weekend entertainment, here’s the promotional pamphlet by the Fukushima prefectural government telling the consumers it is so safe to drink Fukushima milk in school lunches. It uses the word “safe” so many times that many suspect they have something to hide, while others are simply scared of the cow in the pamphlet.

From Fukushima Prefecture’s website:

On the second page, it brags that no radioactive materials have been detected in milk in Fukushima since April 25, 2011. In fine print, it says the detection limit is 5 becquerels/kg, but just above that line it also says “ND means the level is so low that the equipment cannot even measure”. The equipment in Fukushima Prefecture may not be able to measure, but in other prefectures they have no problem measuring radioactive cesium in milk to one decimal point.

Remember in Fukushima that some school teachers excoriate students who are reluctant to drink milk in school lunches in front of the class, telling them they are “unpatriotic”. I’ve heard similar anecdotal stories about wearing masks to school. Some teachers berate students wearing masks and order them to take the masks off. I’m sure it is just a baseless rumor. They wouldn’t do such a thing, teachers, would they? Continue reading »

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Jan 13

Flashback:

Radioactive Fukushima Eggs: 60 Becquerels/Kg Cesium (Ukraine Safety Limit Is 6 Becquerels/Kg)


Cesium Level in Raw Milk in Southern Miyagi Is Rising (EX-SKF, Jan. 13, 2012):

From Miyagi Prefecture’s website, the result of measurement of radioactive cesium in raw milk collected at “Sennan Cooler Station” in Shiroishi City in southern Miyagi from March 25 till December 20, 2011:

November 22, 2011: 2 becquerels/kg
November 29, 2011: 4 becquerels/kg
December 6, 2011: 21 becquerels/kg
December 13, 2011: 14 becquerels/kg
December 20, 2011: 22 becquerels/kg

The raw milk from the area is mixed with other raw milk from other areas and regions and sold.

Why is it going up now? No idea. The safety standard for cattle feed is 300 becquerels/kg. Continue reading »

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Dec 12

Norway butter shortage threatens Christmas treats (AFP, Dec. 13, 2011):

OSLO — An acute butter shortage in Norway, one of the world’s richest countries, has left people worrying how to bake their Christmas goodies with store shelves emptied and prices through the roof.

The shortfall, expected to last into January, amounts to between 500 and 1,000 tonnes, said Tine, Norway’s main dairy company, while online sellers have offered 500-gramme packs for up to 350 euros ($465).

The dire shortage poses a serious challenge for Norwegians who are trying to finish their traditional Christmas baking — a task which usually requires them to make at least seven different kinds of biscuits.

The shortfall has been blamed on a rainy summer that cut into feed production and therefore dairy output, but also the ballooning popularity of a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich diet that has sent demand for butter soaring.

“Compared to 2010, demand has grown by as much as 30 percent,” Tine spokesman Lars Galtung told AFP.

Last Friday, customs officers stopped a Russian at the Norwegian-Swedish border and seized 90 kilos (198 pounds) of butter stashed in his car.

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Dec 09

Fukushima fallout: Japanese company recalls powdered baby milk after detecting high levels of radioactive cesium (Natural News, Dec. 8, 2011):

The disastrous effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe are still emerging nearly a year after the fact, as a popular Japanese baby formula company has now announced a massive recall of baby food tainted with radiation. Meiji Holdings Co., maker of Meiji Step infant powder (Meiji Step is only sold in Japan) is recalling 400,000 cans of the product because of contamination with radioactive cesium.

Continue reading »

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Nov 16

See also:

Calf Fed On Raw Milk Versus Calf Fed On Pasteurized Milk (Must-See Pics)


CDC admits not a single person has died from consuming raw milk products in 11 years (Natural News, Nov: 16, 2011):

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refuses to acknowledge that, based on all available statistics, raw milk produced on clean, small-scale farms is actually far safer than pasteurized milk from factory farms. But the agency did admit earlier this year, after being pressed and warned of a potential Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request if it failed to comply, that not a single person has died from raw milk consumption in over a decade.

This may come as a shock to some who, because of all the propaganda about the alleged dangers of raw milk, are convinced otherwise, but it is true — one of the two deaths often cited by the CDC as evidence that raw milk is dangerous was actually linked to the consumption of raw queso fresco cheese, which is currently outlawed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And the other is likely linked to an adulterated raw milk product as well, rather than to raw milk.

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Nov 16

Pasteurization destroys all the enzymes that help to digest raw milk and promote health.


A tale of two calves — one calf was fed on raw milk, the other on pasteurized (The Bovine, June 4, 2010):

Here are the preliminary results (June 3), as reported by Michael Schmidt:


Raw milk fed calf

To understand the results of our raw milk experiment it is important to tolerate the so called scientific demands. That means in order to get accepted and being taken seriously by the scientific establishment you need to have 100 or 200 or 300 or may be even 1000 calves to make a scientific valid point .However the simple fact that the so called experts have not yet entered into a joint research project as proposed by me already in 1994 has given me even a greater confidence that the results we have seen with these two calves are credible and significant. They are in fact supporting the findings of Pottenger’s cat study, which as well has been ignored and ridiculed.


Calf fed on pasteurized milk diet

The experiment was costing us over 5000 dollars just in milk. This is a significant amount for us, since we did not get any support from corporate sponsors.

The weight of the two calves was basically equal at the beginning of the feeding trial.

At the end the raw milk calf weight 200 kg and the pasteurized milk calf weight 115 kg.

They gained weight almost equally for about 8 weeks and then the pasteurized milk calf started falling back.

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Oct 13

Radioactive Cesium from Breast Milk from Mothers in Hiroshima Prefecture, 840 km from Fukushima I Nuke Plant (EX-SKF, Oct. 12, 2011):

One mother had lived in Hiroshima since before the March 11 nuclear accident. The expert at Hiroshima University who measured the density of radioactive cesium suspect it is internal radiation from ingesting contaminated food.

Hiroshima is over 840 kilometers from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

From Chugoku Shinbun (10/12/2011):

内 部被曝(ひばく)防止に取り組む市民団体「繋(つな)がろう広島」は11日、広島県内在住の母親2人の母乳から微量の放射性物質が検出されたと発表した。 東日本大震災後に東京から避難した1人と以前から県内に住む1人。測定に協力した広島大は「授乳には問題ない値」としている。

A citizens’ group called “Tsunagaro Hiroshima (Let’s connect, Hiroshima” announced on October 11 that a minute amount of radioactive materials has been detected from the breast milk of two mothers who live in Hiroshima Prefecture. One of them escaped from Tokyo after the March 11 disaster; the other had lived in Hiroshima since before the disaster. The researcher at Hiroshima University who measured the breast milk says there is no problem feeding their babies with the breast milk.

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Jun 30

In Canada:

Canada: Private Testing Companies, Government Agencies, And Universities Refuse To Test Soil For Radiation

An if you know about the health effects of INTERNAL emitters vs. external radiation then you better avoid as much radioactive particles as possible.

“Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion. Inhaling even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.”

More info on that below.


Radiation in Our Food (Fox News, June 29, 2011):

Though the horrendous tsunami that hit Japan on March 12, 2011 seems like old news in the midst of today’s headlines, the crippled nuclear power plants at Fukishima Daichi continue to spew radiation into water, air and soil, with no end in sight.

Even as thousands of Japanese workers struggle to contain the ongoing nuclear disaster, low levels of radiation from those power plants have been detected in foods in the United States. Milk, fruits and vegetables show trace amounts of radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima Daichi power plants, and the media appears to be paying scant attention, if any attention at all. It is as if the problem only involves Japan, not the vast Pacific Ocean, into which highly radioactive water has poured by the dozens of tons, and not into air currents and rainwater that carry radiation to U.S. soil and to the rest of the world. And while both Switzerland and Germany have come out against any further nuclear development, the U.S. the nuclear power industry continues as usual, with aging and crumbling power plants receiving extended operating licenses from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as though it can’t happen here. But it is happening here, on your dinner plate.

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Jun 17

Cows churn out “human breast milk” (Reuters, June 16, 2011):

BEIJING (Reuters) – Moo-ove over, Mum.

Chinese scientists have produced a herd of genetically modified cows that make milk that could substitute for human breast milk — a possible alternative to formula in a nation rocked by tainted milk powder scandals.

Researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology of the China Agricultural University introduced human genetic coding into the DNA of Holstein dairy cow embryos, then transferred the embryos into cow surrogates.

In 2003, after years of testing on mice, scientists managed to create the first cow that could produce milk with the same nutritional properties as human breast milk, but with a taste even stronger and sweeter.

“The genetically modified cow milk is 80 percent the same as human breast milk,” said Li Ning, a professor and the project’s director as well as lead researcher.

“Our modified cow milk contains several major properties of human milk, in particular proteins and antibodies which we believe are good for our health and able to improve our immune system.”

Over 300 cloned cattle now live on an experimental farm in suburban Beijing, with new calves delivered every week.

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Jun 11

Related article:

Genetically Modified Cows Produce ‘Human’ Milk (Telegraph, April 2, 2011):

The researchers used cloning technology to introduce human genes into the DNA of Holstein dairy cows before the genetically modified embryos were implanted into surrogate cows.

However, during two experiments by the Chinese researchers, which resulted in 42 transgenic calves being born, just 26 of the animals survived after ten died shortly after birth, most with gastrointestinal disease, and a further six died within six months of birth.


Argentine lab clones cow to produce human-like milk (AFP, 10 Jun, 2011):

An Argentine laboratory announced that it had created the world’s first transgenic cow, using human genes that will allow the animal to produce the equivalent of mothers’ milk.

“The cloned cow, named Rosita ISA, is the first bovine born in the world that incorporates human genes that contain the proteins present in human milk,” Argentina’s National Institute of Agrobusiness Technology said in a statement on Thursday.

Rosita ISA was born on April 6 by Ceasarian because she weighed more than 45 kilos (99 pounds), about twice the normal weight of Jersey cows, according to the statement.

As an adult, “the cow will produce milk that is similar to humans,” the statement said.

“Our goal was to raise the nutritional value of cows’ milk by adding two human genes, the protein lactoferrin, which provides infants with anti-bacterial and anti-viral protection, and lysozyme, which is also an anti-bacterial agent,” said researcher Adrian Mutto at a press conference.

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Jun 04

Flashback:

US: Almost Half Of Meat In Stores Contaminated With Strains Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

60 Percent of Pigs in Slaughterhouses Contaminated With MRSA

NEW DEADLY FARM MRSA BUG FOUND IN HOSPITALS

Bee Propolis: Nature’s Healing Balm With Immune Boosting Properties

Wildflower Extracts Easily Kill MRSA Superbug


MRSA Strain That Eludes Traditional Tests Found in Cow’s Milk, Study Finds (Bloomberg, Jun 3, 2011):

British scientists have discovered a new strain of the drug-resistant germ known as MRSA in cow’s milk and some evidence that the animals could be a source of the infection in humans.

University of Cambridge researchers were led to the discovery while studying an infection of the animals’ udders, according to an article published today in the U.K journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Tests showed that people in Scotland, England and Denmark carried the new variant of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and that the bacteria can elude the usual means of detection.

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May 30

Milk cows moved outside Fukushima evacuation zone (NHK, May 30, 2011):

Dairy farmers have begun moving cows out of a village in the evacuation zone for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

The move came after radiation levels in raw milk from Iitate Village and part of Kawamata Town cleared the government’s safety standards. A ban on the shipment of raw milk was lifted last Wednesday on the condition that these cows are kept outside the evacuation zone.

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May 26

Boron is sprayed in a massive dose with Chemtrails. (See info at the end of the following article.)

Hmmh.

Dr. Laibow also recommends boron:

Dr. Rima Laibow Recommends What to Do About Radiation:

Rima Laibow, MD: Vitamin D is depleted by Strontium 90 so extra Vitamin D3 is a very good idea. Lots of Vitamin D3 — at least 5,000 IU per day is generally a good idea for immune system health. Iodine, Zinc, Calcium and Sulfur are important supplements as well to prevent their radioactive counterparts from becoming part of your biology. I strongly recommend a high potency mineral supplement and MSM (the sulfur compound, not the ClDO2 liquid) on a daily basis except when you are having a chelation treatment that day. Other minerals which are both protective and important on their own for healthy functioning includes selenium, vanadium and boron.

Flashback (Uranium And Plutonium Detected In Hawaii):

Dr. Chris Busby: Fukushima (MOX) Reactor No. 3 Blast Was A Nuclear Explosion – Can’t Seal A Fissioning Reactor – Crisis Will Not Be Over Within 9 Months – Uranium And Plutonium Detected In Hawaii

Fukushima Radiation Taints US Milk Supplies At Levels 300% Higher Than EPA Maximums, Indicates Radioactive Contamination Of The Entire Food Supply


Big Island Dairy Farmers fight radiation with Boron

An open letter from dairy farmers on the Big Island of Hawaii shares some solutions for working with radiation problems in milk.

Dear Milk Share Members,
Our goal to offer high quality safe food to our community has recently been challenged in the reality of the radioactivity being released into our environment. In the past weeks radioactive levels have increased in Hawaii, with high spikes and a more current leveling off of radiation levels. Milk from the large dairies in Hamakua and Hawi has shown elevated levels of radiation, from 400 to 2400 times the recognized safe levels.

Why is milk contamination significant in the world of agriculture? Because milk represents the overall condition of the entire food chain, since cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as crops. So, when milk tests positive for radiation, it indicates the entire food chain is contaminated since cows eat grass. When grass is contaminated everything grown in the same soil is contaminated. This has proposed a serious concern to us farmers, with us asking what can we do? After much consideration, research, and conversations with much appreciated experts in the field of biological farming and human & animal health, we have found some things which we are able to do to protect our soil, animals, and bodies.

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May 25

UCB Raw Milk Sampling Data (May 24, 2011):

And there are no safe levels of radiation:
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May 06

“I really am horrified,” said Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “It’s quite staggering and it seems to be part of the pattern of the EPA trying to make sure that there are no measurements that could cause people to be concerned.”


Routine measurements will resume; nuclear expert calls decision “staggering”

May 5 — The U.S. government has abandoned efforts to monitor elevated levels of radiation that infiltrated the nation’s water and milk in the wake of a nuclear catastrophe in Japan.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has faced stiff criticism for its slow and spotty monitoring of radioactive iodine, cesium and other materials that were ejected into the atmosphere after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was struck by a tsunami in early March. The material fell on the United States in rainwater and was ingested by cows, which passed it through into their milk.

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Apr 12

Background

After the radioactive cloud emanating from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant reached Europe in late March, CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity, an NGO, said it had detected radioactive iodine-131 in rainwater in south-eastern France.

In parallel testing, the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), the national public institution monitoring nuclear and radiological risks, found iodine 131 in milk.

In normal times, no trace of iodine-131 should be detectable in rainwater or milk.

The Euratom Directive of 13 May 1996 establishes the general principles and safety standards on radiation protection in Europe.

The risks associated with iodine-131 contamination in Europe are no longer “negligible,” according to CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity. The NGO is advising pregnant women and infants against “risky behaviour,” such as consuming fresh milk or vegetables with large leaves.

In response to thousands of inquiries from citizens concerned about fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Europe, CRIIRAD has compiled an information package on the risks of radioactive iodine-131 contamination in Europe.

The document, published on 7 April, advises against consuming rainwater and says vulnerable groups such as children and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid consuming vegetables with large leaves, fresh milk and creamy cheese.

The risks related to prolonged contamination among vulnerable groups of the population can no longer be considered “negligible” and it is now necessary to avoid “risky behaviour,” CRIIRAD claimed.

However, the institute underlines that there is absolutely no need to lock oneself indoors or take iodine tablets.

CRIIRAD says its information note is not limited to the situation in France and is applicable to other European countries, as the level of air contamination is currently the same in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, for instance.

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Apr 12

Comments from article author Jeff McMahon:

-EPA: New Radiation Highs in Little Rock Milk, Philadelphia Drinking Water (Forbes):

Yes, David, I know. Very complicated to explain. EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL, so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL is 3.0 picocuries per liter; if you’re seeing iodine-131, the MCL is 3.0; if you’re seeing cesium-137 and iodine-131, the MCL is still 3.0.

Here’s a somewhat historic EPA document that speaks directly to that issue:

Although not having a 4 mrem per year equivalent level specified in the current drinking water regulations as do tritium and strontium-90, the compliance monitoring scheme indicates that an iodine-131 level of 3 pCi/L is the MCL compliance level (presumably derived from the NBS Handbook); the ANPRM indicates that 700 pCi/L is the 4 mrem/year equivalent.

via Drinking Water Criteria Document for Beta and Gamma Emitting Radionuclides

Be advised that document won’t open in older browsers.

And here’s a current EPA faq that repeats the same 3 pCi/L MCL for iodine-131:

http://www.epa.gov/radiation/japan-faqs.html#rainwater

If we lump together the three radionuclides in that Hilo, Hawaii reading, we get 61 pCi/L. Alarming? How about that recent Boise rainfall sample: 468 pCi/L.

The reason we shouldn’t be alarmed, EPA says, is that these are short-term, temporary exposures and the MCL assumes long-term exposure.

The EPA has another MCL that it takes more seriously, and that is, that people should not be exposed to more than 4 millirem per year. To make sense of that number we need to be able to express picocuries as millirems, but that’s what that legacy document does that I quoted above:“the compliance monitoring scheme indicates that an iodine-131 level of 3 pCi/L is the MCL compliance level; the ANPRM indicates that 700 pCi/L is the 4 mrem/year equivalent.”

What this all means to me is that if you’re a water company, EPA will insist you keep the gamma/beta emitters in your water below 3 pCi/L in pursuit of another aim, which is to keep your customers’ annual radiation exposure below 700, or, put another way, below 4mrem, over the course of a year.

If we should not be exposed to more than 700 pCi/L per year, then anyone who drinks two liters of Boise rainwater or 13 liters of Hilo milk is in trouble. Both those scenarios may be unlikely, but they’re beginning to get closer to likely than the reassurances we’ve been receiving would seem to indicate.


Fukushima radiation taints US milk supplies at levels 300% higher than EPA maximums


(NaturalNews) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to release new data showing that various milk and water supply samples from across the US are testing increasingly high for radioactive elements such as Iodine-131, Cesium-134, and Cesium-137, all of which are being emitted from the ongoing Fukushima Daiichia nuclear fallout. As of April 10, 2011, 23 US water supplies have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 (http://opendata.socrata.com/w/4ig7-…), and worst of all, milk samples from at least three US locations have tested positive for Iodine-131 at levels exceeding EPA maximum containment levels (MCL) (http://opendata.socrata.com/w/pkfj-…).

As far as the water supplies are concerned, it is important to note that the EPA is only testing for radioactive Iodine-131. There are no readings or data available for cesium, uranium, or plutonium — all of which are being continuously emitted from Fukushima, as far as we know — even though these elements are all much more deadly than Iodine-131. Even so, the following water supplies have thus far tested positive for Iodine-131, with the dates they were collected in parenthesis to the right:

Los Angeles, Calif. – 0.39 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Philadelphia (Baxter), Penn. – 0.46 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Philadelphia (Belmont), Penn. – 1.3 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Philadelphia (Queen), Penn. – 2.2 pCi/l (4/4/11)
Muscle Shoals, Al. – 0.16 pCi/l (3/31/11)
Niagara Falls, NY – 0.14 pCi/l (3/31/11)
Denver, Colo. – 0.17 pCi/l (3/31/11)
Detroit, Mich. – 0.28 pCi/l (3/31/11)
East Liverpool, Oh. – 0.42 pCi/l (3/30/11)
Trenton, NJ – 0.38 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Painesville, Oh. – 0.43 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Columbia, Penn. – 0.20 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Oak Ridge (4442), Tenn. – 0.28 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Oak Ridge (772), Tenn. – 0.20 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Oak Ridge (360), Tenn. – 0.18 pCi/l (3/29/11)
Helena, Mont. – 0.18 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Waretown, NJ – 0.38 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Cincinnati, Oh. – 0.13 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Pittsburgh, Penn. – 0.36 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Oak Ridge (371), Tenn. – 0.63 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Chattanooga, Tenn. – 1.6 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Boise, Id. – 0.2 pCi/l (3/28/11)
Richland, Wash. – 0.23 pCi/l (3/28/11)

Again, these figures do not include the other radioactive elements being spread by Fukushima, so there is no telling what the actual cumulative radiation levels really were in these samples. The figures were also taken two weeks ago, and were only just recently reported. If current samples were taken at even more cities, and if the tests conducted included the many other radioactive elements besides Iodine-131, actual contamination levels would likely be frighteningly higher.

But in typical government fashion, the EPA still insists that everything is just fine, even though an increasing amount of US water supplies are turning up positive for even just the radioactive elements for which the agency is testing — and these levels seem to be increasing as a direct result of the situation at the Fukushima plant, which continues to worsen with no end in sight (http://www.naturalnews.com/032035_F…).

Water may be the least of our problems, however. New EPA data just released on Sunday shows that at least three different milk samples — all from different parts of the US — have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 at levels that exceed the EPA maximum thresholds for safety, which is currently set at 3.0 pico Curies per Liter (pCi/l).

In Phoenix, Ariz., a milk sample taken on March 28, 2011, tested at 3.2 pCi/l. In Little Rock, Ark., a milk sample taken on March 30, 2011, tested at 8.9 pCi/l, which is almost three times the EPA limit. And in Hilo, Hawaii, a milk sample collected on April 4, 2011, tested at 18 pCi/l, a level six times the EPA maximum safety threshold. The same Hawaii sample also tested at 19 pCi/l for Cesium-137, which has a half life of 30 years (http://www.naturalnews.com/031992_r…), and a shocking 24 pCi/l for Cesium-134, which has a half life of just over two years (http://opendata.socrata.com/w/pkfj-…).

Why is this milk contamination significant? Milk, of course, typically represents the overall condition of the food chain because cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as food crops and water supplies. In other words, when cows’ milk starts testing positive for high levels of radioactive elements, this is indicative of radioactive contamination of the entire food supply.

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Apr 10

Milk from Little Rock and drinking water from Philadelphia contained the highest levels of Iodine-131 from Japan yet detected by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to data released by EPA Saturday.

The Philadelphia sample is below the EPA’s maximum contaminant level (MCL) for iodine-131, but the Little Rock sample is almost three times higher.

Nonetheless, the EPA does not consider the milk dangerous because the MCL is set for long-term exposure, and the iodine-131 from Japan’s Fukushima-Daichi nuclear accident is expected to be temporary and deteriorate rapidly.

The EPA’s MCL for iodine-131 is 3 picoCuries per liter.

The Little Rock milk sample contained 8.9 picoCuries per liter. It was collected on March 30.

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Apr 10

Three children die and more than 30 people have been poisoned by nitrite after drinking milk from two dairy farms in Gansu


China’s dairy industry has been beset by poisonings and toxin scandals that have shaken consumer confidence. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Three children have died and 35 people have become ill from drinking nitrite-tainted milk in China’s north-western Gansu province, Xinhua news agency has reported in the latest food safety scandal to hit the dairy industry.

Most of the 35 were children under 14 now being treated at two hospitals in Pingliang city, Xinhua said, citing the local government and health bureau.

“An initial investigation shows all the patients were poisoned by nitrite after drinking bulk milk provided by two local dairy farms,” Xinhua said.

Nitrite is used for curing meat.  (It is rather used for poisoning meat. It gives meat the fresh red look and it is known to be a cancer-causing substance, when ingested.)

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Apr 09

Don’t miss:

Are There Safe Levels of Radiation? How Much Radiation Is Safe?


Radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in 13 more American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk—in Montpelier, Vermont—for the first time since the Japan nuclear disaster began, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency late Friday.

Milk samples from Phoenix and Los Angeles contained iodine-131 at levels roughly equal to the maximum contaminant level permitted by EPA, the data shows. The Phoenix sample contained 3.2 picoCuries per liter of iodine-131. The Los Angeles sample contained 2.9. The EPA maximum contaminant level is 3.0, but this is a conservative standard designed to minimize exposure over a lifetime, so EPA does not consider these levels to pose a health threat.

The cesium-137 found in milk in Vermont is the first cesium detected in milk since the Fukushima-Daichi nuclear accident occurred last month. The sample contained 1.9 picoCuries per liter of cesium-137, which falls under the same 3.0 standard.

Radioactive isotopes accumulate in milk after they spread through the atmosphere, fall to earth in rain or dust, and settle on vegetation, where they are ingested by grazing cattle. Iodine-131 is known to accumulate in the thyroid gland, where it can cause cancer and other thyroid diseases. Cesium-137 accumulates in the body’s soft tissues, where it increases risk of cancer, according to EPA.

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Apr 05

And again:

Updating Japan’s Nuclear Disaster

Jeff Patterson, former Physicians for Social Responsibility president said, “There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period.” In 1953, Nobel laureate George Wald agreed saying “no amount of radiation is safe. Every dose is an overdose.”

What They’re Covering Up at Fukushima: ‘You Get 3,500,000 The Normal Dose. You Call That Safe? And What Media Have Reported This? None!’:

Radiation exposure is increased by a factor of a trillion.  Inhaling even the tiniest particle, that’s the danger.


Threat posed by radioactive milk tough to measure (California Watch):

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Not surprisingly, there was instant speculation about whether that milk posed a threat to human health. Government officials were quick to say the levels were low and posed no risk.

“Radiation is all around us in our daily lives, and these findings are a miniscule amount compared to what people experience every day,” wrote Patricia Hansen, a Food and Drug Administration scientist, in response to the milk findings.

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A coalition of scientists and environmentalists insisted ingesting radiation is not the same as background exposures from airplane flights.

“The FDA spokesperson should have informed the public that radioiodine provides a unique form of exposure in that it concentrates rapidly in dairy products and in the human thyroid,” wrote Robert Alvarez, a former senior policy adviser to President Clinton’s U.S. Secretary of Energy.

“The dose received, based on official measurements, may be quite small, and pose an equally small risk,” Alvarez said in a statement. “However, making a conclusion on the basis of one measurement is fragmentary at best and unscientific at worst. As the accident in Fukushima continues to unfold, the public should be provided with all measurements made of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima reactors to allow for independent analyses.”

Indeed, just how radioactive particles – particularly iodine 131 and the more dangerous cesium 137 – move through the food chain remains unclear.

……

What about mothers who are breast-feeding? Presumably, if cows, sheep and goats can pass radiation along in their milk, so can humans.

It was this concern that enraged Michael Mariotte, the executive director of Nuclear Information and Resource Service, when the federal government released its statement downplaying the milk situation.

“No mother should ever have to wonder if the milk she feeds her child might be harmful,” he wrote in a statement. “Having worked on nuclear issues for 25 years, I know the difference between internal exposures and background radiation. But lots of people don’t. As the father of an 11-month old daughter, I’m personally furious at the government for this misleading information.”

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Apr 03

Scientists have created genetically modified cattle that produce “human” milk in a bid to make cows’ milk more nutritious.


Researchers say they are able to create cows that produce milk containing a human protein called lysozyme

The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.

Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company.

The work is likely to inflame opposition to GM foods. Critics of the technology and animal welfare groups reacted angrily to the research, questioning the safety of milk from genetically modified animals and its effect on the cattle’s health.

But Professor Ning Li, the scientist who led the research and director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at the China Agricultural University insisted that the GM milk would be as safe to drink as milk from ordinary dairy cows.

He said: “The milk tastes stronger than normal milk.

“We aim to commercialize some research in this area in coming three years. For the “human-like milk”, 10 years or maybe more time will be required to finally pour this enhanced milk into the consumer’s cup.”

China is now leading the way in research on genetically modified food and the rules on the technology are more relaxed than those in place in Europe.

The researchers used cloning technology to introduce human genes into the DNA of Holstein dairy cows before the genetically modified embryos were implanted into surrogate cows.

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