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Nancy
- 2952 days ago - sciencenewsforkids.org
We put it in cereal. We drink it with cookies. And we eat tons of foods that are made from it, including yogurt, cheese and even some crackers, breads and granola bars. For most of us, milk is a staple that would be hard to live without.



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Alison S (70)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:43 pm
I think they forgot to mention in the article the brutal pain,torture,and abuse these cows go through so you can have your milk. Go Soy Milk! Kids love Very Vanilla Soy Milk!
 

Alicia V (181)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:52 am
Cows suffer a milking life sentence. Poor animals.
 

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:54 am
Aliso is right in her comment above & that's why I won't & never have drink Milk. TY Nancy.
 

Elainna Crowell (174)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:00 am
Thank you Nancy, I've often wondered where cheese & yogurt came from.
 

gail dair (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:36 am
thanks noted
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 5:02 am
This 'cute' picture is a distortion of the facts.

Calves are routinely separated from their moms soon after birth. The males become 'veal' after months of horrendous conditions and deliberately starved of iron in the animal factory farms. (That is why veal is pale - lack of iron). Or they are raised as cattle for the 'steak' industry.

The females are kept - and deliberately kept in a state of pregnancy to produce your never ending supply of milk only to have their babies ripped from their sides soon after! Locked into stands these milk cows are automatically shocked if they try to get away - they eat, live, are milked and die in the same spot. Free range milk is not much better! Ive spent six months working on a biodynamic farm. The male calves went to the slaughterhouse just the same!

DON'T DRINK MILK. DON'T EAT YOGURT, DON'T EAT CHEESE.

Supply = demand = demand is torture of cows and bulls and calves.

Rice milk is a nice alternative. Not half as fatty as soy milk - and since many people are allergic to processed soy - try the rice milk. Nice and frothy when mixed - a sweetish taste and it does the job just fine.

There are also soy cheeses available - and these are quite pleasant.

Nancy thanks for the article - but being a VEGAN - milk and its by-products is an absolute NO-NO for me.
 

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:03 am
Almond milk is really good especially the non-sweetened chocolate yum!
Ditto on what Aliso and Eureka said. Don't drink it! I found a huge glob of pus in a glass of milk one day. It was disgusting!!
Thanks nancy
 

VENESSA K (23)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 8:04 am
In response to just the introduction to this article, I don't drink it, consume it. Milk is disgusting,. Even when I see someone consuming milk, it makes me nauseous.What is wrong with people, Milk is not for humans, its for the Cow's baby.
 

corinne ramsden (5)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 8:11 am
humans do not need to drink cows milk,it is not natural,,,soya is best for us and the poor cows that suffer to give their milk..
 

Christiane Wawrok (7)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 8:16 am
Farming soy in such amounts we would need to replace milk kills the raisforests. (It already started) So what.
Where do you get your calcium now?
I get my milk from directly from the farms... So no factory farming...
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 8:22 am
All for the glory of???????????????
 

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:42 am
Farming soy doesn't HAVE to destroy rainforests, and much of the loss of our rainforests can be attributed to the "cattle" industry. Most soy milk has as much calcium as dairy milk, and kale, broccoli, spinach and some legumes are great sources of calcium also. Since most don't have access to farms with "happy" cows, dairy products are the result of animal suffering. (Since cheese is my favorite food, this is not easy for me to face)
Thanks for the article Nancy.
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:53 am
If only all cows were raised in a free range farm, they would get to walk around, breath fresh air, just be happy. But not all farms work that way. maybe a petition should be started on that? give the cows a chance.
 

Christiane Wawrok (7)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:48 pm
More and more, i get the feeling thas America is horrible for farm animals and food.
Even the big milk companies in Germany don't do factory farming. They buy milk from smaller farms, where the cattle lives freely and without antibiotics.

BTW Even Greenpeace accused soy farmers for destroying the rainforests... So what?
 

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 5:27 pm
Christiane, you said nothing about the fact that the cattle industry has been destroying rainforests, and tormenting, even killing, the indigenous people who live there there, for MANY years. This does not make soybean farming any better unless you take out the animal suffering equation. Neither one of these "industries" needs to destroy rainforests for their profits, they do it to make MORE profit. At the expense of the rest of us, and I do not understand your "so what"?!
 

Tierney G (381)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:53 pm
Soy farms are made to feed cattle not humans. The amount of actual soy consumed in the US by humans is minimal. A tremendous amount is used to feed the cattle hence so much destruction of rainforests. We are overpopulated with 6 going on 7 billion humans! The earth cannot sustain this.
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:09 pm
noted thank you my friend
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:30 pm
Jill, my wife-to-be, swears that there is
something in the butterfat of whole milk that is
essential to health. I have no reason to doubt her,
but even so, she much prefers to buy organic whole milk.
Whether the "organic" part makes a difference in how
the cow is treated, I don't know.
I really don't like milk anyway, but I LOVE soy milk!
I'm also anxious to try almond milk.

Tierney, I'm sorry to hear about the soy farming.
I VERY rarely buy soy milk, so at least I can feel
that MY conscience is clean!

Thanks, Nancy!
noted
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:11 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

mary f (202)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 1:55 am
thanks nancy got so much information from this article and the comments welcome back
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:02 am
are humans ever weened? It is womens international month, let it be renamed female international year!!!!!!!!!!! IMMAGINE THE WORLD WITHOUT FEMALES?????????????
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:05 am
THE WORLD TREATS FEMALE EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA DISRESPECTFULLY. BUT THE WORLD WILL DIE QUICK AND FOR SURE WITH OUT FEMALES. THE WORLD WILL DIE AND SUFFER WITH OUT FEMALES. SO THE MILK THE WORLD CONSUMES WILL BE NO MORE. FOR THE JUST REWARD OF THE FEMALES TOILS...IS............................PERHAPS ANYONE READING THIS WILL HAVE A BETTER IDEA FOR SURE THAN RATTY AND CAT AND ECO?
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 2:08 am
THE MILK ARE FOR BABIES. NOT HUMANS. I HAVE READ THE ARTICLE AND IT IS INTERESTING INFO. ALSO IF HUMANS INSIST ON USING MILK, DO IT MORE RESPECTFUL AND CARING WITH THE WELFARE OF HER BABIES AND MOTHERS IN MIND WITHOUT HARM
 

Christiane Wawrok (7)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 5:41 am
No need to scream...

There's not omly USA. There are more people in the world, not only US American...
 

Yu L (41)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 10:50 am
i feel for the cows... dont like the taste of milk, anyway
 

Judith C (159)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 1:54 pm
Noted
 

Marjolein soederhuizen (284)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 6:09 pm
noted and as well, i wanted to say this, i only buy biologic dynamic products like milk or cheese, then the cows are in the meadow, if they have calfs, not any milk is taken, no more then 10 cows a farm, no more then 5 goats, no more then 20 sheep, who live on s[ecial ground, and eat the grass, where purple palnts grow, we call it hei and so there is a natural heilandscape, which wouldnot be, without the sheep, the grass would take over............anyway, i know its easier to buy these products overhere, we even are able to buy them in supermarkets, as lots off dutch ppl choose for them and so urged the supermarkets to seel it, otherwise they would go to another store, the secret here is, most ppl are getting aware for their own health, not so much for the cows or environment, but hey.its a start and really growing, i started 20 years ago a foundation anti pollution and also worked before that on a biologic farm, learned the healing parts off herbs and so founded thefoundation on 22 march 1990, just now 20 years ago, this foundation is special created to spread knowldge about pollution and what to do about is, it does not concern any money exept some off mine, which i earn, still i did not do it to be only good, i did it,. to feel more comfortable with me, my being, on this polluting earth, so it is a combining off lots: fullfilling free time, feeling good/better about my life and learning lots, which i try to spread sine 20 years, in holland/the netherlands.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 1:43 am
Cow milk is for calves. Stop drinking it! It's terrible for your health, the planet and animals!
 
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