How Safe is Non-Organic Milk?

If just 10 percent of dairy cows in America were injected with a dye that produced blue milk, it would be hard to find products made from white milk.

We would see blue–or at least light blue–milk products in every refrigerator and cupboard in America because it would appear in our infant formulas, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, butter, medications, crackers, processed foods, and school lunches. If blue milk proved not to be safe for humans, the health of virtually all Americans would be jeopardized.

It isn’t news that cows in America are being injected with a bioengineered growth hormone to boost milk production (known as rbGH, rbST, or BST). This has been going on since the early ‘90s, and then 10 percent of the cow’s were being injected. Just how safe is this?

Undisputed fact: The bovine growth hormone stimulates the cow’s liver to produce another protein hormone–insulin-like growth factor (IGF1). IGF-1 can be greatly increased–up to more than 75 percent–in milk from rbST-treated cows.

Independent Scientists say that if absorbed by humans, increased IGF-1 in milk is of serious health significance because when orally delivered, humans may absorb it and that IGF-1 is a co-factor for human cell devision at one part per billion. A cell division factor like IGF-1 is termed a mitogen. And, IGF-1 in higher amounts is associated with colon tumors and breast tumor tissue.

There is controversy about whether or not humans absorb IGF-1 orally. Why take a chance? Organic milk is easily available in almost all supermarkets.

37 comments

Bryan Hix
Bryan Hix4 years ago

Been drinking Horizon or Organics Lowfat Milk for about three years now.
Anyhow, organic milk is better for you than commercial milk.

May Howie
may Howie4 years ago

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K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Thanks.

Sumiko K.
Sumiko K.5 years ago

vijayan t., what is so natural about raw milk or organic milk for humans?
Do you know nutritional requirement is not same when we speak about calves and people?

Sumiko K.
Sumiko K.5 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axU9ngbTxKw
How many people watched video above?
Please tell other people who consuming dairy products to watch to learn truth about cancer causing chemicals in milk.

Amber K.
AB K.6 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

vijayan t.
vijayan t.6 years ago

Cows in America are being injected with a bioengineered growth hormone to boost milk production.15% of dairy cows are fed fish, and are sometimes fed chicken excrement and feathers and pig blood.Milk obtained from such cows is bad, but why condemn natural milk which nourished and protected our predecessors generation after geration,

vijayan t.
vijayan t.6 years ago

Cows in America are being injected with a bioengineered growth hormone to boost milk production.15% of dairy cows are fed fish, and are sometimes fed chicken excrement and feathers and pig blood.Milk obtained from such cows is bad, but why condemn natural milk which nourished and protected our predecessors generation after geration,

Susan L.
Susan L.6 years ago

Cow milk products are also harmful to the environment. Dairies are a primary contributor to water pollution. This harms humans and wildlife.

15% of dairy cows are fed fish, and are sometimes fed chicken excrement and feathers, and pig blood. "Good old cow's milk" is anything but.

If you don't like vegan milks I honestly don't care, but don't eat dairy products. They're way bad for you, the environment and the animals.