This comment comes from Ally Harmon in Denver, CO
This was from our The Backstage Beat’s Facebook page.
Way to go Ally! Well informed and very well written!
Cows that produce NON-organic milk ARE TREATED with antibiotics during the course of their lifetime. Think about a woman who gives birth to a baby..doctors are very strict in regards to what medications a woman can or can’t have because almost ALL prescriptions travel directly through breast milk and thus the child ingests. Cows are no different. Non-organic cows are kept in poor conditions, and farmers are forced to give them antibiotics to keep them “healthy”. Whether the government runs tests or not, those medications are going from the cow into the human that drinks the milk, whether in testable dosages or minuscule amounts that won’t even show up…if one drinks enough of the stuff over time, it builds up in a person’s system.
While the use of antibiotics from shopantibioticsonline.com is hugely important to the health and safety of one’s milk, what is even more important is this…what are they eating? What is the main food source and where is it coming from? A non-organic milk-producing cow is going to be fed the cheapest food available and will also be fed grain. Cow grain consists of a lot of corn, none of which is tested for molds, all of which comes from government subsidized corn…THIS is what everyone needs to do their research and studying on! Government subsidized corn is genetically modified…which means it is NOT good for you to eat. Eat enough GMO foods over time, and you WILL end up with a depressed immune system and unable to defend against major illnesses like cancer.
As I own livestock, I also have a good understanding of the hay that non-organic cattle are fed. When you go to buy hay, it is listed as either “horse hay” or “cow hay”. No one who owns horses would EVER buy “cow hay” to feed their horses. Why? Because it is unhealthy and could potentially make them sick. Yes, it is cheaper, but usually riddled with mold and weeds. Feed that to your horses and you will be calling the vet soon after for medication to treat them…thus why non-organic cattle are continually fed antibiotics so that they can live through eating the garbage that the cheap farmers feed. Living in harsh conditions and being fed less than favorable foods, cows will also over produce cortisol (a stress hormone) that WILL be released into the milk and into the meat, and thus into your body. Cortisol will also destroy your immune system over time.
Go with a good organic brand of milk and never have to worry about what the cow is eating. Don’t always believe what the government and USDA says…it is NOT gospel…these are the same people that came up with the “food pyramid” and why our country is one of the most unhealthy and fat of any in the world. Don’t take my word for it…do the research. A good place to start? Watch the following 1.5hr documentary about what is REALLY going on behind the scenes of the American food industry…it will make your blood boil. http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food