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  • Radiation Traces Found in U.S. Milk

    03/30/2011 8:00:32 PM PDT · by Scythian · 38 replies
    The U.S. government said Wednesday that traces of radiation have been found in milk in Washington state, but said the amounts are far too low to trigger any public-health concern. The Environmental Protection Agency said a March 25 sample of milk produced in the Spokane, Wash., area contained a 0.8 pico curies per literlevel of iodine-131, which it said was less than one five-thousandth of the safety safety guideline set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The EPA said it increased monitoring after radiation leaked from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. It expects more such findings in coming days,...
  • Scientists predict strong thirst for 'human milk' (genetically modified dairy products)

    03/22/2011 2:12:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    People Daily ^ | 3/22/11
    Scientists predict strong thirst for 'human milk'08:31, March 22, 2011 Genetically modified (GM) dairy products that are similar to human milk will appear on the Chinese market in two years, an expert in biotechnology has predicted. Li Ning, a scientist from the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the State Key Laboratories for AgroBiotechnology at China Agricultural University, said progress in the field is well under way. Li said Chinese scientists have successfully created a herd of more than 200 cows that is capable of producing milk that contains the characteristics of human milk. He said the technology is...
  • North Dakota mom offers breast milk online

    02/21/2011 8:06:45 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 20, 2011
    BISMARCK, N.D., A North Dakota woman says she produces so much breast milk she's offering it for sale on Craigslist. Breanna Clemons, 26, of Bismarck told The Grand Forks Herald, "As we speak, I have over 200 bags." She is asking $2 per ounce but says she is mainly trying to help mothers who cannot nurse and whose babies cannot drink formula. "If someone were to inquire, I would pump it and store it, so it would be as fresh as possible for them," she said. So far, Clemons, who is married and has two young children, has had no...
  • Thomas Sowell : Spilled Milk (Regulations often cost more than they’re worth)

    02/02/2011 8:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/02/2011 | Thomas Sowell
    Despite the old saying, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that. We all understand why the EPA was given the power to issue regulations to guard against oil spills, such as that of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska or the more recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But not everyone understands that any power given to any bureaucracy for any purpose can be stretched far beyond that purpose. In a classic example of this process, the EPA has decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority to force farmers...
  • EPA To Regulate Milk Spills

    01/27/2011 5:48:01 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | January 27, 2011 | SoundOffSister
    Yes, you read that headline correctly. The federal government has decided that spilled milk creates a serious enough danger that it needs to be regulated, and, the EPA is just the agency to do so. Follow the bouncing ball, here. It seems that the EPA has discovered that milk contains, a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil.
  • Land of Milk and Regulation

    01/27/2011 6:28:12 AM PST · by Daveinyork · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-27-11 | Editorial staff
    President Obama says he wants to purge regulations that are "just plain dumb," like his humorous State of the Union bit about salmon. So perhaps he should review a new rule that is supposed to prevent oil spills akin to the Gulf Coast disaster—at the nation's dairy farms. Two weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that subjects dairy producers to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program, which was created in 1970 to prevent oil discharges in navigable waters or near shorelines. Naturally, it usually applies to oil and natural gas outfits. But the EPA has discovered...
  • Why I’m Soured on the Idea of Praying to a Jug of Milk

    12/22/2010 1:37:27 PM PST · by · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/22/2010 | David Shedlock
    Chris Redford, former Assembly of God youth group member turned atheist (Evid3nc3 on Youtube) began a direct assault on God with a series of 13 videos on YouTube he calls Deconversion. As in the original video recounting his own falling away, which I critiqued earlier, Redford begins with the assumption that he was once a Christian. In this second video, Redford directly attacks Jesus when he challenges the Lord and His call to prayer, and describes his evolving definition of prayer. One noticeable problem from the very beginning is when he confuses the term “intercessory prayer” with the term...
  • Breast Feeding Benefits Boys' Brains [Australia]

    12/20/2010 9:21:15 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 22 replies · 2+ views
    MedPage Today ^ | December 20, 2010 | MedPage Today
    Breast feeding for at least six months has been associated with enhanced immunity and other benefits for children -- but a prospective study from Australia suggests breast feeding may also yield academic benefits later in a child's life, at least for boys. The study, which followed almost 3,000 children from birth onward, found those who were predominantly breast fed for six months or longer had significantly higher scores on standardized tests of reading, math, and spelling at age 10 compared with kids breast fed for shorter periods, according to Wendy Oddy, PhD, of Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in...
  • Farm Produces Non-Violent Milk

    11/25/2010 7:25:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2010
    An Australian farm is laying claim to producing the country's only non-violent milk, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported. Workers on New Govardhana farm in Queensland do not use dogs to round up cattle, machines for milking or send cows to slaughter. One of the 80 Hare Krishna devotees who live on the farm, Vrindavana Sevika Devi Dasi said milk from the cows, known as ahimsa milk, was much creamier and sweeter than normal milk because of the treatment of the herd. She said the cows were hand milked and the faith's followers wanted to show the dairy industry a positive...
  • US researchers explain how cats lap liquids with elegance

    11/11/2010 9:52:36 PM PST · by Jaded · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/13/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US researchers on Thursday unveiled the secret of how cats lap water or milk with such elegance, a phenomenon that happens so fast it cannot be followed by human eyes. Cats are among the many species that, unlike humans, cannot close their mouths and create suction. With help from from high-speed video taken of a felines lapping liquid, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Princeton University found that household cats and larger felines like tigers balance gravity and inertia as they imbibe liquids. The research will appear in the November 12 issue of the...
  • Man strips nude, pours milk on self at Revere store

    11/01/2010 9:29:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 11/1/10 | WHDH-TV
    REVERE, Mass. -- A man walked into a Revere convenience store Thursday night, stripped naked, and then poured milk all over himself, according to investigators. The store owner said he's never seen anything like it. “It's very scary. Very scary. Especially, I did not witness or heard anything like this for a long time,” said Shaheedul Islam, the store owner. The store owner said he doesn't plan to file charges. Police said the intruder was having a bad reaction to his medication. He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.
  • I'm Eating What?! Cultured Horse and Camel Milk Drinks

    10/19/2010 10:35:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Broward & Palm Beach New Times ^ | 10/15/2010 | Riki Altman
    This is a first, and it's not something to be proud of, but I have to be honest: I didn't actually ingest this week's "I'm Eating What?!?" products. Yes, the whole aim of this column is to chomp down on unusual things, swallow, research and report. But when something smells so gawd-awful that it makes me want to wretch -- no gig is worth that. (My friend and fellow taster, a particularly vociferous bacon-lover, even pulled the Jew card as an excuse for not trying the products, claiming they weren't kosher. Girl, puuuuhhhlleeease.) However, we are pleased to report that...
  • How Middle Eastern Milk Drinkers Conquered Europe

    10/15/2010 7:56:47 AM PDT · by Palter · 30 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 15 Oct 2010 | Matthias Schulz
    New research has revealed that agriculture came to Europe amid a wave of immigration from the Middle East during the Neolithic period. The newcomers won out over the locals because of their sophisticated culture, mastery of agriculture -- and their miracle food, milk. Wedged in between dump trucks and excavators, archeologist Birgit Srock is drawing the outline of a 7,200-year-old posthole. A concrete mixing plant is visible on the horizon. She is here because, during the construction of a high-speed rail line between the German cities of Nuremberg and Berlin, workers happened upon a large Neolithic settlement in the Upper...
  • Could Camel Milk Come to Europe?

    08/17/2010 5:27:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The United Arab Emirates has been pushing hard for the European Union to accept imports from its camel dairy farms. Until now the EU has not considered the camel to be a dairy animal, but in the last few weeks the legal process has moved along. Could camel milk soon arrive on a supermarket shelf near you?
  • Pasteurized Milk Mustache

    08/05/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT · by Sopater · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund ^ | August 2, 2010 | Pete Kennedy
    Most people have heard of the "Got Milk?" and milk mustache advertising campaigns that are designed to promote the sale and consumption of milk and milk products in the United States.  The advertising and promotion of dairy products is overseen by the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (National Dairy Board - NDB), an organization that is a part of the Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS); AMS is a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administers programs that help market U.S. agricultural products.  According to AMS's website, "The Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983" (Dairy Act) authorized...
  • Gun-toting investigators raid Venice raw foods grocery

    07/28/2010 1:10:18 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Investigators recently entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts. Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk. "I still can't believe they took our yogurt," said Rawesome volunteer Sea J. Jones, a few days after the raid. "There's a medical marijuana shop a couple miles away, and they're raiding us...
  • Cows moo-ve over: camel milk coming to Europe

    07/05/2010 6:32:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2010 | Erika Solomon
    DUBAI (Reuters) – Hard on the hooves of cow's and goat's milk, European grocery shelves may soon be invaded by milk from that proverbial ship of the desert, the camel. An animal famous for bad breath and ill humour might seem an unlikely source of liquid to lubricate a bowl of breakfast cereal or froth up a latte, but promoters from the United Arab Emirates say it is healthy -- and almost like mother's own. "People with lactose intolerance can drink it with no problem, unlike cow's milk, it doesn't cause protein allergies, and it's high in insulin," said Ulrich...
  • Why We Need More Government

    06/28/2010 3:58:19 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 4 replies ^ | 06/28/2010 | Kevin Crosby
    I read this on Stossel’s blog this morning and thought it was a good idea to pass this on to all of you good folks. "Now here is another example of why the government is so adept at helping us all live better lives. 'New Environmental Protection Agency regulations treat spilled milk like oil, requiring farmers to build extra storage tanks and form emergency spill plans. …'" I was worried that you might miss it and I was just sure that you would want to be informed of such important new rules as this surly is. I get such a...
  • EPA classifies milk as oil, forcing costly rules on farmers

    06/15/2010 1:38:49 PM PDT · by ironwill · 64 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | June 14, 2010 | Monica Scott
    GRAND RAPIDS -- Having watched the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, dairy farmer Frank Konkel has a hard time seeing how spilled milk can be labeled the same kind of environmental hazard. But the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil because it contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil. The Hesperia farmer and others would be required to develop and implement spill prevention plans for milk storage tanks. The rules are set to take effect in November, though that date might be pushed back. "That could get expensive quickly," Konkel said....
  • Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat

    06/09/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 45+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests. Dairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there's some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or reducing cholesterol levels, Dr. Eva Warensjo of Uppsala University and her colleagues note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. To get a clearer sense of people's intake of fat from dairy and heart disease risk, Warensjo and her team measured blood levels of...