What a crazy couple of weeks its been around here. We're remodeling one of the rooms in our house & we are running into issues we hadn't anticipated so its taking much longer than we had hoped. We started this project the week of Thanksgiving & we're only halfway thru with it.
But onto our article -
The growth hormone rBGH is a hormone which is given to cattle to produce more milk. Cows normally live 12-15 years before being culled from the herd. When cows are given this growth hormone they have less than 5 years of production before being culled.
Cows who give birth are separated from their babies within 24 hours of giving birth & the calf is weaned from milk by the age 2 months. The mortality rate is near 10% for these calves as they are not getting the needed antibodies from their moms during this crucial stage in their lives.
There have been some studies that have linked early puberty in kids with rBGH. Girls budding breasts & having their period starting as early as 2nd or 3rd grade. Or a boy starting to sport a mustache as early as 10 years of age.
Earlier starting of period has been linked to cancer of the breasts, uterus & ovaries. Is increasing the milk production in cows really worth the risk?
When my period started I was one month shy of my 13th birthday. My daughter was 4 months shy of her 12th birthday. That is a 21 year difference. What changed?
A few of the changes that have occurred are more toxins in our environment. More toxins in our food & food storage products. But the main change is the rBGH in the milk.
There are 3 companies that say they do not use hormone laced milk. Those 3 are Land O Lakes, HiLand & Aldi milk. These are the only 3 I will buy. Monsanto has done their best to make sure that milk isn't labeled as using or not using the growth hormone but I remember seeing the signs on the cooler doors a few years ago.
Organic is a good way to go too. I've had organic milk & it has a different taste to it. Now raw milk is the best way to go. I've had it but buying raw milk is illegal is most of the U.S. Drinking it in public is a big no-no. So unless you have a few dairy cows or someone who is willing to provide you with raw milk, you organic or another form of non-GMO is going to be your best bet.
GMO's - Genetically modified organisms.
My husband used to haul grain a few years ago. He had one farmer who would grow both the GMO & non- GMO soybeans. My husband could tell by taste which was which. The soybeans that were the GMO kind had a bitter taste to them but the non- GMO ones didn't have that bitter taste. What is causing the bitter taste? The chemicals that are on the soybeans.
How many of you watched the Today show on NBC this past week where they were touting the GMO food is perfectly safe? I watched it with great interest & was saying "B.S." to a lot of what the lady was saying.
They brought the topic up because General Mills is telling the public that they will start using non-GMO ingredients in their yellow box Cheerios. General Mills is a big plant in the Twin Cities. They have a few grain dumps around the country. Do you really think that they can keep track of which ingredients are GMO & which ones aren't? I'm not buying it. I think there has to be a catch somewhere.
Most of the world has banned GMO products in their countries. China recently rejected a shipment of corn that was GMO. There was a huge field of GMO beans that was burned in Hungary.
There have been reports that animals only fed GMO grains died. Other studies have shown that GMO grains affect the body all over. Cancers, fertility problems, pancreas, liver, etc.
When I was at the Health Freedom Expo in Chicago this last summer there were a lot of parents who attended a seminar on GMO's. Everyone of them said that their childs health problems went away after they got their kids on a totally organic diet & totally away from GMO's. That is a huge testimony right there.
Monsanto has deep pockets & its beginning to show. The proposition in California for the labeling of GMO products failed but it didn't fail in Connecticut. But that bill will only go thru if the 4 surrounding states approve the measure also. The only reason I can see for this is for shipping reasons. And a chance to jack up the prices in those states.
If they are so proud of their product then why not advertise it to the world. This product has GMO in it. Let us make the choice as to buy it or not.
Monsanto has over 50 locations nationwide. Many states have more than location.
The time has come to tell Monsanto - Enough is enough. We want to make a choice when it comes to what we want to put in our bodies. Most of you would say......No to GMO.
Here is a link to a shopping guide for GMO & non-GMO products.
Until next time,