Monsanto’s FDA Goes After the Country’s Only Safe Milk

By Yumi Dood

Dairy is central to both the food supply and to sustainable agriculture.  The FDA (run by Monsanto) is taking it apart.  Rather than being harmful, raw milk is the only safe milk in the US and has innumerable benefits not found in pasteurized milk.

The health community (doctors, researchers, public health officials) need to stop being misled by corporate media and find out what is happening to their own food.  They might be interested to know that the new “food safety” law that gave so much power to the FDA to go after big corporate facilities with deadly contamination is being used just as farmers said it would be — to get rid of access to safe food and shut down natural and organic farmers.

They might also be surprised to learn that Obama put Monsanto in a position to be in charge of all food and farms in the US by making a Monsanto VP named Michael Taylor, Czar of the food safety division of the FDA.  That division (that is to say, Monsanto) is in court right now attempting to remove the right to choose food, consume or feed our children the food of our choice, the right to contract between ourselves (for it or anything else), and the right to our bodily and physical health.  Worse, the case appears rigged to be lost and to leave those precedents.

Will the scientific/medical/public health community wake up to what is happening and the threat to their own food supply?  How quickly can they then begin to appreciate that they got duped on what is safe and what is dangerous.

It turns out that pasteurized milk doesn’t reach a high enough temperature to kill off the Crohn’s bacterium getting into the milk from the sick cows in the industrial dairy herd. The temperature is high enough to destroy enzymes and friendly bacteria, though.

The lie about raw milk being dangerous serves to end sustainable agriculture (dairy is essential to it) and local organic food and farmers markets, so there will only be corporate food, and no more truly safe, truly whole food.

“How could this be,” they might ask, “since that would mean everyone would become sick?”

No truer assessment could be spoken, though it may be hard to take in, but not, however, if one appreciates that great profits are to be made from those diseases.  Once that becomes plain, suddenly one can see the Idiot Cycle we have all been on that requires our being sick.  Real food is healing so it must be criminalized and Monsanto is going about that like gang-busters, or rather, like farmer-busters — leaving the dairy “gangs”  un-busted.

When it comes to getting rid safe food so all the food is controlled by corporations and making sure food is lacking in real value, that is a partial description of Codex Alimentarius.  One need only eliminate nutritional supplements to complete the full Codex plan — inescapable ill health and immeasurable pharmaceutical profits.  Dame Judy Dench narrates an excellent video on it, called We Become Silent.

About what Monsanto just did in California, we can’t be silent. This follows recent news about the safety of raw milk.

And yet the conspiracy is on Monsanto’s part (as this video shows), while the government’s interest in actual “food safety” is a lie.  Why did Obama put Monsanto’s VP Michael Taylor as Czar of the FDA’s food safety division?  He came in on Obama’s transition team.  How did he get there?  What deals were struck?  Did money change hands?  Were there threats?

Obama remains silent as the FDA organizes armed raids on innocent people, confiscating and destroying truly safe food.

The National Health Federation wrote:

“A Medline search [search terms: raw milk death/raw milk fatality/raw milk fatal/raw milk fatalities] produced a single citation of a single case of death in 1983 of a 72-year-old woman during “an outbreak of illness caused by raw milk” (Tacket CO, Dominguez LB, Fisher HJ, Cohen ML. JAMA. 1985 Apr 12; 253(14):2058-60.)  Since Medline citations go back to 1949, this means that, absent information to the contrary, there has been one Medline-documented fatality over a period of 57 years from the consumption of raw milk produced in the United States.

“How do FDA-approved drugs compare? Even if one considered only the last 21 years of this 57-year period (starting with the GAO Report year of 1985), using the conservative figure of 100,000 deaths per year from the use of properly-prescribed-and-used FDA-approved drugs, then the death-toll from the use of FDA-approved drugs over this considerably shorter period of time has been at least 2,100,000 victims.”

But isn’t pasteurized milk safer?

No. Back in 2000, the LA Times reported that researchers discovered that the microorganism that causes Crohn’s disease is transmitted via milk.  It turns out that pasteurized milk can be cultured for the Crohn’s bacterium.  The FDA has known this for more than a decade and has done nothing.

Crohn’s statistics are not pretty.  The incidence of Crohn’s disease was 7 new cases per 100,000 people per year (1984–1993) which jumped in 2001 to 162 cases per 100,000 people per year, while the hospitalizations for Crohn’s in 2002 was 104,780, and in the same year, the mortality was 825 deaths.

The source of the Crohn’s bacterium appears to be the diseased cattle living under terrible conditions in the industrial dairy system.

Raw milk, on the other hand, is produced by local farmers outside the industrial system.  The cows on these farms are typically raised on grass (their natural diet), so are not fed GMOs, pesticides, slaughter house waste, and do not live under disease producing conditions.  They are not given hormones, antibiotics or the 20 or more drugs industrial dairy cows ingest.

The industrial dairy system is quite another thing.  Here is a 4-minute video on the Dairy Industry and its Hard Core Corruption, Politics, and Poisoning.

It’s interesting to see the comparison between raw milk’s safety and pasteurized milk’s dangers is similar to the safety of nutritional supplements compared to pharmaceutical drugs.

Here, too, the FDA is trying to eliminate safe nutritional supplements (which are health giving and even curative) while the FDA allows drugs that are killing people in large numbers.

Codex works the same on food and nutritional supplements – get rid of what is safe using thuggish raids; leave in place what kills in the thousands. Philip Rudnick wrote a well-cited report on FDA-approved drugs and produced the following chart:

Annual Deaths From: 

FDA-Approved Drugs (1)…….60,000 – 140,000
Food Contamination (2)………………………….9,100
Aspirin (3)…………………………………………………..90
All vitamins (4). ………………………………………….  0
Uncontaminated amino acids (4)……………………0
Commercial herbs (4)…………………………………… 0

1. Classen, et al., “Surveillance of Adverse Drug Events,” JAMA, 1991
2. Centers for Disease Control
3. FDA Fact Sheet, July 1971
4. American Association of Poison Control Centers (data for years 1983-1990 as published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine)

Comparisons between people may be odious but comparisons between raw milk and pasteurized industrial milk can be quite eye-opening as this chart reveals.

Without a doubt, pasteurization kills off all friendly bacteria.  Its purpose is to do just that. Despite FDA and dairy industry fear mongering, many people know that friendly bacteria comprise part of the human immune system, helping them to avoid disease. People seek out raw milk because it is rich in friendly bacteria.

It seems that Yale researchers have proved them wise. They discovered certain friendly bacteria that protect against Type 1 diabetes.

So, raw milk is not only safe and curative, but also protective against disease. Meanwhile, pasteurized milk is full of GMOs, pesticides, drugs, and Crohn’s bacterium, with no friendly bacteria to heal things.

William Campbell Douglass II, MD writes rather fun pieces on serious medical issues. In Drugged up on Milk, he has a field day with pasteurized milk from the industrial dairy industry:

“If there’s anything more tainted than a glass of water, it’s store-bought milk. The pasteurization process that’s supposed to make milk ‘safe’ robs it of all nutrition while doing zilch to break down all the drugs, hormones and other chemicals secretly (and illegally) given to dairy cows.”

31 responses to “Monsanto’s FDA Goes After the Country’s Only Safe Milk

  1. How to force more milk out of a cow you give them rBGH steroids developed by Monsanto. It’s a steroid that forces cows to grow fat and get to milking weight fast. To get the synthetic steriod rBGH, Monsanto inserted a gene into the DNA of E. coli bacterium and “hocus pocus” rBGH. Guess what that trash is passed along to the consumer are they nuts what do they think we are?

    What burns me is we are supposed to be treated like a valued customer by the food industry but they only value money and shelf life. And the FDA’s job is to protect us from the food industry but the fact is they approve anything the food industry wants to add like rGBH steriod banned by Europe). The president picked Michael Taylor to be food Czar in the FDA, he was an employee in Monsanto and the FDA at least 6 times, do you smell something really nasty here?

    Doc Blake

    • If your writing leads people to believe you just aren’t that smart (no punctuation, comma splices, run-on sentences), it doesn’t help the cause. It gives people permission to discount the entire group as “dumb.”

  2. Well, the globalists have certainly done a great job at dumbing down this society. When I try to explain to people that having Monsanto’s man in the whitehouse, controlling the food, is so totally insane and criminal…they just can’t see where that’s a problem!

    • yeah, not only Michael Taylor as Food “Saftey” Czar, but also biotech man of the year Tom Vilsack heading the USDA, Islam Siddiqui as the Ag Trade Rep, both Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas on the US Supreme Court…

      and then there are the less visible regulators within the FDA who come str8 from Monsanto or the biotech industry.

  3. The world still appreciates the nutritional value of goat milk. Raw goat milk. 72% of the milk drinking world, drinks goat milk. The Bible references milk 50 times. It does not reference The Land Of Pasteurized Milk & Cooked Honey!

    Raw Goat Milk Nutrients ~ straight from the goat, raw goat milk contains over 50 nutrients, including the vitamins A, C, B1, B6, B12 and E, minerals, enzymes, citric acid, amino acids, fatty acids, electrolytes, unsaturated fatty acids and digests in 20 minutes versus up to 8 hours that it takes to digest cow’s milk.

    Raw Goat’s milk is a healthy living food that could sustain our nutritional needs if we were “stranded on an island.” It’s that beneficial and can easily be included in any raw food diet, and oh what luscious raw food smoothies can be blended with raw goat milk! With a chemical structure similar to mother’s milk, goat milk provides everything that we need and doesn’t produce mucous as does cow’s milk.

    Isn’t is surprising that Americans will belly up to a False Food Counter and gorge themselves with synthetic food like substances that will never decompose and cause enormous health problems, yet they fear something natural, like raw milk?

    Why is it that in America we have to work so hard to overcome the effects of $50 billion spent yearly by the False Food Manufacturers who try to convince us that we should avoid natural foods? Especially raw, unadulterated foods.

    We drink RAW goat milk daily, the goats have been detoxed with Bentonite clay prior to milking to help remove radiation and other toxins.

    Real people thrive on real food, industrial food sickens us!

  4. we have to fight 4 our rights to eat safe food, lets all ban together thanks sharon

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  6. Michael Taylor is arch criminal No.1!

  7. this is a load of xxxxx
    #1 You can’t make something worse simply by inserting Monsanto – hey don’t run the FDA = that’s really not very smart of you . There are lots of people that go between industry and government and that doesn’t make them corrupt – unless you are mentally ill.

    #2 Raw milk can be dangerous and the FDA is tasked with protecting the public – that doesn’t mean that most raw milk is but there have to be precautions and the rules we have were imposed for reasons

    #3 this almost religious zealous over random issues for food seems almost a replacement for religion . ..people have to invent another set of rules out of thin air almost to believe in with almost a crazy religious nut’s attitude

    get a life people

    somehow you think all everything touch by people is bad and stuff that could be toxic through natural means is not.

    I think you all need to go and live with the masses in india and see what natural really is like . What uncontrolled nature does.

    Natural farming in Africa means and early death.

    I am not saying that we can’r have raw milk but there have to be safety measures to ensure the milk produced is safe. tested for brucellosis and other things that pasteurization kills

    • You really are an idiot, and clearly you know nothing about natural clean eating. Go back to your government spin job and learn proper English while your at it troll. government agencies around the world utilize Rosetta Stone, give it a whirl.

    • .Here is what you said Tony
      You can’t make something worse simply by inserting Monsanto – hey don’t run the FDA = that’s really not very smart of you . There are lots of people that go between industry and government and that doesn’t make them corrupt – unless you are mentally ill.

      Tony if you do not see something wrong with what is below maybe you are mentally ill?

      The president picked Michael Taylor to be the food Czar in America so he could protect us from our own foods like raw milk. What was the president was thinking when he picked Mr. Taylor since he has no educational background in nutrition? What Mr. Taylor knows is the FDA and Monsanto and he knows them very well.

      1976 staff attorney FDA, assistant to the Commissioner.

      1981 law firm representing Monsanto

      1991 returned to FDA as Deputy Commissioner for Policy
      “Taylor did not simply fill a vacant position at the agency”, says Jeffrey M. Smith in his book Seeds of Deception, “In 1991 the FDA created a new position for him: Deputy Commissioner for Policy. He instantly became the FDA official with the greatest influence on GM food regulation, overseeing the development of government policy.
      1994 USDA, as Administrator of Food Safety & Inspection Service.

      1996 returned to Monsanto Vice President for Public Policy

      2009, senior advisor to FDA Commissioner
      2010 appointed to FDA, Deputy Commissioner for Foods

      What is Monsanto famous for?
      Agent Orange, Aspartame, PCB’s, rBGH, DDT, Dioxins, Pesticides, Herbicides and of course GMO’s. Monsanto’s Agent Orange is the estimated to have caused deforming birth defects in over 50,000 Vietnamese children to date and it is estimated that 5 of every 100 babies born there today will have a mental or physical defect caused by agent orange. This company needs to be controlled and those involved brought in court for crimes against humanity?

      How did rGBH synthetic steroid growth horomone that is banned in all of Europe and almost all industrialized countries get approved in the USA?
      Another example of the Government-industry revolving door is Margaret Miller, “In order for the FDA to determine if Monsanto’s growth hormones were safe or not, Monsanto was required to submit a scientific report on that topic. Margaret Miller, one of Monsanto’s researchers put the report together. Shortly before the report submission, Miller left Monsanto and was hired by the FDA [as deputy director of the Office of New Animal Drugs]. Her first job for the FDA was to determine whether or not to approve the report she wrote for Monsanto. In short, Monsanto approved its own report. Assisting Miller was another former Monsanto researcher, Susan Sechen” [22]. Here [23] you can read Robert Cohen’s testimony before FDA on the subject of rBGH including the disclosure that, while at the FDA and in response to increasing sickness in cows on the stuff, Miller increased the amount of antibiotics that farmers can legally give cows by 100 times. From the article: Labeling Issues, Revolving Doors, rBGH, Bribery and Monsanto,…rBGH…Monsanto

      Tony do yourself a favor read some articles on this subject and take a look around you the next time you are in a shopping mall to see the obvious.

      Doc Blake

  8. The 4 min video link was to one of my articles–and it has gotten 51 hits so far. You must have had thousands of hits on this article Rady

    • cool! Glad to send readers your way, Augie.

      so far, 3,064 as of this moment. We can thank Rense and David Icke for that. The author must’ve submitted this link to them.

  9. natural clean eating – what does that really mean? Its arbitrary there are no really rules or guidelines you can just make it up.

    There is no proof that Crohns disease is cause by milk. Its an autoimmune disease and milk has been linked to type 1 diabetes before but its now commonly agreed by weak scientists that is not likely caused by it. These autoimmune diseases have a genetic component and an environmental component. including viruses and chemicals.

    I don’t have problem with people trying to keep their food clean of chemicals known to harm but you have to be realistic. Most of the world can’t get and would get safe access to food straight from the farm and making sure it is safe from parasitic, bacterial, fungal or human disease causing organisms. if raw milk producers can show consistent safe milk they should be allowed to sell.

    Concerning what is causing harm out there – I doubt there are real stats on most things:

    Most run of the mill food poisoning isn’t recorded and there is little consistent data to show contamination of a particular pesticide is actually causing harm. There is also little on natural fungal mycotoxins in corn and nuts. The states try to control the levels of mycotoxins going into food and feed and this is usually higher in organic crop which can’t easily stop insect and fungal damage

  10. Pasteurization was viewed by many as a short-term solution until the industry could be cleaned up. Although pasteurization found a deep-pocketed advocate in Nathan Straus, the co-owner of Macy’s who had lost a son to contaminated milk, many physicians in the early 1900s recognized that heating milk destroyed vital nutrients and enzymes. In fact, Dr. J.E. Crewe, founder of the Mayo Clinic, prescribed raw milk to his patients and claimed it cured a number of diseases.

    As a result of this continued demand, an Essex County, N.J., doctor created the Medical Milk Commission in 1893 to certify clean raw milk from cows free to roam and eat a species-appropriate diet of grass. Comprised of 42 physicians, the Medical Milk Commission became a model for other cities and counties, and milk commissions popped up all over the country. The legacy of that movement is still realized today in the regulations that govern the licensing of raw milk for retail sale in California, Maine, Connecticut and New Mexico.
    As the Second World War drew to a close, a campaign to educate Americans about raw milk’s dangers took shape in national magazines, led by The Ladies’ Home Journal. Many of the tales of death and disease attributed to raw dairy later proved fictional, but the clamor for mandatory pasteurization laws proceeded unabated. Michigan became the first state to outlaw raw milk in 1948. One by one, states began adopting the federal Standard Milk Ordinance (now called the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, issued by the FDA).

    But by then the idea that milk was inherently dangerous and that a guy named Pasteur saved humanity was well ensconced, and banning raw milk became scarcely necessary. Industrial dairy had been born. —Suzanne Nelson

  11. I don’t know much about the US but in the UK we have non-homogenised, pastuerised organic milk (it’s all my family and I ever use) and we do just fine on it. So I don’t understand the statement about:
    “The lie about raw milk being dangerous serves to end sustainable agriculture (dairy is essential to it) and local organic food and farmers markets, so there will only be corporate food, and no more truly safe, truly whole food.”
    It’s not an all-or-ntohing situation, surely? You can have organic milk (which is about the care and feeding of the cows), which is pastuerised (this is a heat-treatment – and therefore anyone who boils or heats milk is doing the exact same thing). And this is posted with respect to everyone who wants raw milk etc, and with all due skepticism to fluoridation, excitotoxins, etc – I try to be educated and I am concerned, but I just feel this article might be fear-mongering somewhat.

  12. Charlie,

    The BIG PICTURE point that most seem to be missing is we want CHOICE. There is plenty of evidence that the over-processed and chemicaled “food” being pushed on us today is responsible for many of our illnesses as a society. Look at the explosion of various diseases that were rare a half a century ago that are prevalent now: Type II diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc. Fact is, since the introduction of statins, heart-healthy vegetable oils, etc, the rate of heart disease has INCREASED!

  13. We have the ever-shrinking right to choose what we put into ourbodies. I say ever-shrinking because big pharma and agribusiness have successfully lobbied (PAID) for legislation to ban meaningful labeling of food so that we can CHOOSE GMO foods if we so desire. Food labeling, on the surface, seems to be so good right now, but when you can hide excitotoxins with flowery names (aspartame becomes Aminosweet!) that you really don’t know what you are eating any more.

    I’ll leave you all with this:

    When I was growing up, I never recall my mom reaching for the jar of high fructose corn syrup, potassium sorbate, or any other of the several dozen unpronounceable chemical compounds found in a loaf of bread!

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  18. In New Hampshire we are happy to have raw milk, up to 80 quarts a day without a license. However, we also want raw milk products! Get involved and contact your local Representatives and let them know you want raw milk products from your local farm without any hassles for the consumer or the farmer. We need to protect small farms and our rights to healthy wholesome “real” foods.

  19. Go Doc Blake! Tony you’re a moron

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