Re: hormoos

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 09:52:06 MDT

altamira wrote:
> ...
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > []On Behalf Of Michael S. Lorrey
> > Additionally, its apparent that from the websites they link to, that
> > this is some sort of campaign by anti-milk people promoting a lactose
> > free diet, and while there is, on a related site, a few references to
> > studies, none are linked to anything on the web, nor do the reporters
> > provide ANY links to any studies done of IGF-1 impact on human health,
> > which they claim is a 'growing body of evidence'. Great, lets see the
> > evidence.
> My reaction to the web site in question was similar to yours, Mike. But
> wide-spread use of antibiotics in animals feeds would theoretically lead to
> resistant strains of bacteria, and apparently it HAS contributed to the fact
> that many bacteria are now resistant to all but one or two antibiotics and
> that there's a constant race between lab and bacteria; and the bacteria seem
> to be pulling ahead. Cetainly resistant bacteria can be introduced into a
> consumer's body as when, for example, the person is preparing raw meat for
> cooking.
> I'm more familiar with the chicken industry than the milk industry. I've
> seen some appalling things on chicken farms--VERY sick, cancerous chickens
> that I wouldn't even want to TOUCH, much less eat. I raise my own chickens,
> and the meat and eggs I produce bear little resemblance to the stuff I see
> for sale in the supermarket. I'd have to be starving before I'd eat
> commercial chicken meat; and from what I've heard & read, the beef & milk
> industries in general are no better.

My little sister worked part time for a local dairy farmer (she found dealing
with cows very relaxing after a long day dealing with hospital morons' self
generated problems with their computers) and is of the opinion, and the guy she
worked for is also of the opinion based on his own research, that BGH is not a
threat, that its all just scare tactics by 'organic' farmers trying to boost the
market for their higher priced products.

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