Saturday, March 2, 2013

Brookings cheese to rely on antibiotics, GMOs, bovine growth hormone

Update, 2 March, 08:00 MST: Jon Rappoport: Monsanto and the FDA: 2 crimes families working a trillion-dollar hustle

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Monsanto not only greases South Dakota Republicans and SDSU, it has a cushy relationship with the US Food and Drug Administration, too.

Martha Rosenberg:
All dairy cows and "22 to 70 percent of calves" receive antibiotics on dairy farms, admitted Robert D. Byrne, PhD, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs of the National Milk Producers Federation at Capitol Hill hearings about the overuse of livestock antibiotics in 2008.
The following responses to questions are archived at GMO Confessions, Michigan:

Thank you for your e-mail and interest in our Mini Babybel and Laughing Cow products. Because we get our milk from a number of outside suppliers and, we do not ask that of them, we cannot be sure that it is free of the added rBGH hormone.

Again, thank you for contacting us giving us the opportunity to respond..

Sincerely,

Customer Service

bel brands USA

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Thank you for your recent inquiry about our products. I have checked with our Quality team and we do not claim for our products to be free of GMO because in some cases our suppliers go back and forth between GMO and non-GMO.

Sincerely,

Carol Bahri

Customer Service Manager

1505 Bonner

Ferndale, Michigan 48220

248-336-8486 ext. 107

248-336-8487 fax

The Environmental Working Group has released its Meat Eater's Guide to Climate Change and Health:
Taking into account every stage of food production, processing, consumption and waste disposal, the guide documents in unprecedented detail how consumers who eat less meat and cheese can significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and health risks linked to their dietary choices. Previous studies have focused mostly on emissions from the food production phase only. The calculations reveal that if everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, over a year, the effect on emissions would be the equivalent of taking 7.6 million cars off the road. Beef generates more than twice the emissions of pork, nearly four times that of chicken, and more than 13 times that of vegetable proteins such as beans, lentils, and tofu. Cheese has the third-highest emissions. Less dense cheese (such as cottage) results in fewer greenhouse gases since it takes less milk to produce it. 90 percent of beef’s emissions, 69 percent of pork’s, 72 percent of salmon’s and 68 percent of tuna’s are generated in the production phase. Just half of chicken’s emissions are generated during production.

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