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Antibiotics in Dairy & Meat

"Zoonotic: Pertaining to a zoonosis - a disease that can be transmitted from animals to people or, more specifically, a disease that normally exists in animals but that can infect humans. There are multitudes of zoonotic diseases". (from

"In a study of 1415 pathogens known to affect humans, 61% were zoonotic". (from Wikipedia)

Dear Notmilk Readers, I have reported many instances of how often diseases are passed from cows to humans who consume milk. Today's column is one of the most shocking I have ever written.

Coincidentally, I am in contact with an editor of one of America's most powerful and well-read magazines who is doing a major (cover) story on this subject. She is looking to interview people who have gotten a disease that is resistant to antibiotics. Something such as meth-resistant staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) or irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's Disease from that bacterium in milk which is not killed by pasteurization, mycobacterium paratuberculosis. If you would like to be interviewed, please contact me and I'll put you in touch with this editor and her reporter. Now for today's shocking news.

LS-50 is an antibiotic made up of two other antibiotics, Lincomycin and Spectinomycin. LS-50 is commonly used for chickens.

Use of LS-50 on lactating cows in America is illegal, yet, LS-50 is the most commonly found antibiotic residue found in slaughterhouse cows. How can that be?

On January 18, 2012, The French Journal, Patlologie Biologie determined that a mycin antimicrobial resistant Strain of Staphyloccus aureus was recovered with resistance to lincomycin, gentamicin, tetracycline and other antibiotics commonly used on humans.

On February 14, 2012, the Journal Antimicrobial Chemotherapy determined that spectinomycin, once used to treat humans with various diseases of love which include gonorrhea, no longer works as a result of:

" alarming increase in strains with reduced susceptibility to oral extended-spectrum cephalo- sporins associated with clinical treatment failure."

In other words, some of the most powerful so-called "miracle drugs" no longer work.

In their "Green Book" of drug use regulations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns:

"Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use in this class of cattle may cause residues in milk."

Of course, since cows are not usually milked until they reach the age of 20 months, this statute governs all milking cows. Period. The single-most commonly found antibiotic residue detected in the bodies of slaughterhouse cows in America is LS-50. America's dairy industry seems to be breaking the law, and there is only one thing consumers can do about it. Don't drink the milk. Don't eat the cheese. Don't chew the fat.

LS-50 is illegally being used to treat lung diseases in cows being milked for your cereal, ice cream, and cheese. After these diseased animals cease being productive agricultural milking units for factory farms, they become your hamburgers and steaks. You, your family, and your friends continue to eat flesh and drink body fluids from diseased animals. In doing so, consumers also ingest antibiotics that were used to treat animal diseases.

This information should motivate you to immediately explore the virtues of a plant-based diet.

Robert Cohen

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