At a time when our government buys huge milk surpluses, corporate giant Monsanto invented a way to get cows to produce more milk. Despite evidence that their invention caused illness in cows (leading to an increased level of antibiotics in their milk) and could cause and accelerate the growth of cancer, Monsanto was able to get their product approved by the FDA BY GETTING TWO KEY RESEARCHERS AND THEIR LAWYER ON THE PROJECT HIRED AT THE FDA. The researchers reviewed their own research, upped the "acceptable" level of antibiotics in milk by 100 times to accommodate their findings and then the lawyer rewrote policies to keep milk from cows treated with the new drug from being labeled, so the American public has been prevented from even knowing what they are drinking. Congress is also involved, accepting donations from the dairy industry and Monsanto. During this time many state laws were passed against disparaging food items, so now in many ways it's actually illegal to COMPLAIN about this (remember Oprah being sued over beef?). In fact, Monsanto actually sued two dairies who advertised they were NOT using the new drug. There are so many conflicts of interest in this story that your blood will boil. Hopefully it will inspire you to act, before Monsanto is able to pay and lie their way into changing the makeup of all our foods, not just milk. The book is a bit repetitive at times and some parts are difficult to read, but it is WELL worth your time. Read it.
I perform research in a neuroscience lab at one of the nation's leading medical colleges. Reading Dr. Cohen's book grabbed my attention on several different levels. First, the list of ingredients in a carton of milk: an extensive list of hormones and antibiotics, virus particles, live(antibody-resistant)bacteria, pus, fat, etc. Second, the corruption of the FDA and science as an institution. I was surprised to discover that prestigious scientific journals were used as vehicles (bribed?) to publish results of a pharmaceutical company's highly biased research results (in a jargon-encrypted form). The conclusions of these journals would be cited by non-scientific newspaper journalists, thus giving the conclusions an air of acceptability to the general public. And the practice of "scientists" that work for the drug companies reviewing their own research as employees of the FDA is incredibly unethical. Third, these same publications set precedence for marketing of a genetically-engineered product for human consumption. Forth, a steady stream of multi-media advertising propaganda equal to brainwashing has been going on for decades to sell milk. In fact, milk is strongly implicated to play a major role in heart disease, the nation's number one killer. I was raised on a steady diet of milk and dairy products. If my parents had known then what I know now, I bet that things would have been different. Of all the books I have read in the past 5 years on nutrition, this one has changed my life the most. Inform yourself, you have your health (and life) to lose!
The author has passionately described in great detail the thing that most people do not want to hear. Cohen is attacking the the first cousin of apple pie, Mom, and the flag - milk. We all have drank it for years and most don't want to think about giving it up. However, if Mr. Cohen is correct (and I believe he is), you have a responsibilty to yourself and your family to test it out. Mr. Cohen is fighting an uphill battle, but I believe he is causing a groud swell of the population that is taking health into their own hands. The Wall Street Journal's (Aug 3) front page talked about the surge of non dairy milks (soy) and it's continued growing popularity. Read Mr. Cohen's book (stay with it, it isn't easy reading) and you will become convicted to research this topic even further. sjc
Because dairy is used by millions of people, the truth, and nothing but the truth, is imperative so consumers can take educated responsibility for their health. The public has been lied to by the Dairy Council, the FDA and Monsanto Chemical Company as respects the bovine growth hormone, including those who are willing to be "funded" to spread the lie. People like the famed late Dr. Spock tried to tell the world about milk. Now here comes Robert Cohen after years of research and concern for public health, with the courage to tell us the truth and nothing but the truth. And with brilliance mixed with compassion for human life he says it all. This book is the bible of diary and everyone should read it if he or she has thoughts of consuming it or has loved ones to protect. It took courage to write this book and give the true facts on such a commonly used product. We now know how much the public has been lied by those who are there to protect our health. We are all in the debt of Robert Cohen.
This book is an eye-opener. Robert Cohen explains in "layman-ese" why humans have no real need for cow's milk. He also demonstrates that the people in power in our government are more interested in lining their pockets than they are in our health. The conflicts of interest and levels of corruption within the FDA and USDA are frightening. I already had some education in nutrition and had my doubts about dairy products, but this book has raised another concern....I now think twice about ANY label that I read or about any "claims" made by our government or the mainstream media. Even those who are sucked in by the dairy industry advertising and are skeptical of dairy "critics" will be convinced with the overwhelming evidence that Robert Cohen presents. He is very thorough and has the documents and references to back himself up. Anyone who has a real interest in being healthy should read this book.