Gluten is a favorite target lately, at one time it was coffee, then it was MSG, then we couldn’t microwave or freeze food in plastic containers because doing so would transfer something into the food that isn’t even found in the plastic in the first place. A while ago whole wheat was the answer to flour, now I guess it’s bad again. Not too long ago, juice made from a rare fruit was the answer to eliminating free-radicals because that juice contained the highest amount of free-radical eliminating antioxidants – more than any other food! Unfortunately they worked their way around coffee in the way they wrote out their language on the bottle because coffee contains 10 times the antioxidants at 1/30th the cost per serving. Vegetarians are still trying to convince us that not only is meat bad for human consumption, but that we actually were not designed to eat meat in the first place – an idea so profoundly ludicrous one struggles to beat back the dumb with something other than “oh shut up, and keep your hands off of my meat”.
First there was saccharin, that was bad, then it wasn’t. Then it was sugar! Then, shock of shocks, it wasn’t so bad after all… Now it’s heart poison or something. Butter, it was good, now it’s not, now it is, now it isn’t, now it is again.
Let’s look at the reality behind organic food, just for a hot minute, without the hype… Or better yet, milk! Now there’s a fun topic right there! First milk was good – hell it’s even veggie (but not vegan) somehow – then it was bad, then it was good, then it was bad unless it was cut with 50% water and called “Fat Free” (and still the same damned price), then the vitamin D milk was good again, now I think it’s bad once again but 2% is OK… In between, Soy Milk took off. Now it’s really, really bad, but Almond Milk is OK. Also whole, unpasteurized milk is all the rage and people are pissed that the government is shutting down the market… C’mon folks, the reason they pasteurize it in the first place is to kill bacteria! You think pink slime in your ground beef is bad, one false move with that milk, say it sits one day too long, and you’ve got some bacterial infection that only a smorgasbord of penicillin will fix! Then you’ll be griping that the government didn’t do enough to keep those evil milk sellers from selling their evil milk in the first place!
Peanut Oil is bad, that much we know – or maybe it isn’t now, but we know that vegetable oil is definitely bad, or was that good? But we know for sure that Olive Oil is good, as long as you don’t actually cook with it (which is it’s only f@cking use anyway) in which case it causes cancer or something – instead we should use Coconut Oil, because we know for sure (at least today we do) that it’s really, really good.
White bread was the best thing since whit…er, uh… Sliced white bread used to be the cat’s meow, then it was paste in your gut, now it’s really not so bad again as far as I heard – so what the hell is it?
I’m so tired of being told that anything I do, including breathing for God’s sake, will kill me, give me cancer, or both…
Of course, I’ve gotta wonder, why put faith in the study in the first place? Whatever they come up with, they’ll reverse it in two years anyway.
We so have to find a way to have a real conversation one day! Moderation is key. That said – because you have daughters I would strongly encourage you to use either organic milk or certified hormone free conventional. I speak from experience. The growth hormone used is estrogen. Since its increase girls are getting their periods as young as 8 and 9, high increases in fibroid tumors, and increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Definitely worth the expense and this has not been overturned science. That is my only soap box statement. For today.
Don’t think my gripes have anything to do with you, by the way – I’m aiming at the militant vegenazi’s, you’re a kitten compared to some of the ignorance I’ve had to politely sit through, believe me.
Just to keep this straight, in my post I only complained about the acceptance of vitamin D milk, opposed to skim milk and 2%, and then mentioned in passing, the now said to be poisonous soy milk and almond milk mess – BUT, it just so happens that I grew up two miles from one of the larger milk farms in southeastern Michigan and I spent many summer days hanging out with their sons… It’s been a while, but we still keep in touch from time to time. I’ve never heard the estrogen one before (I have heard of the antibiotics issue) so I’ll give them a holler and see what they say, I’ll let you know what they say.
It is a synthetic growth hormone they give cows to produce more mile. Google cow growth hormone and women. You will find a lot of information. And I know you aren’t poking at me! But I did want to let you know about the milk issue.
Greatly appreciated! The only reason I’m going to an actual farmer is they have a more realistic touch than the usual shrieking that can occur in ether. I’d rather find out their side first, then research what it says on the web – this way I get both sides and I can make a more informed decision.
I come at everything from the “businessman” side – the last thing a milk farmer wants to do is make his livelihood (his customers) ill – they take pride in providing for our nutrition. Scientists, because they are not prosecuted for fraud when they skew studies to get a result, don’t hold as high a position in my book.
Either way, as a family we’re on the organic milk anyway – and I assure you, when I delve into an issue like this, I go all in – I research the hell out of everything that interests me…and this one piqued my interest.
Just so I can make sure I’m on the right track, you’re referring to rBGH correct?
My wife buys the organic milk, at $7 a gallon. My sisters, brothers and I got the real deal, estrogen and all, and we turned out just fine.
Fortunately for me (and my girls I guess), I just bring the money home – my wife spends it how she sees fit.
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