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Dirty Disgusting Dairy Data

"A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief."
- John Dos Passos

Today's Notmilk column is an ugly story. There is no beauty in the consequence of drinking body fluids from diseased cows.

The first paragraph of a Page 81 story in the February 10, 2012 issue of Hoard's Dairyman, the National Dairy Farm magazine, contains this powerfully incriminating sentence:

"At least 68 percent of all U.S. dairy operations and 95 percent of operations with 500 or more cows have the disease."

The average dairy in California is home to 670 cows.

Does this dairy industry admission sound wholesome to you?

The subject is Johne's disease.

Johne's Disease is caused by a tiny bug called mycobacterium paratuberculosis.

These bacteria are not killed by pasteurization.

Do not be afraid of the name of these bacteria. They do not cause tuberculosis in humans. They cause irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's Disease.

What percentage of people with Crohn's test positive for mycobacterium paratuberculosis infection? According to real science, the disturbing answer is
100 percent! See:

When drinking a glass of milk, what are the odds of having a glass of milk contain this dangerous bacterium?

The answer is 68 percent if that milk came from only one herd.

If that herd is in California, the percentage increases to 95 percent! The largest dairy county in America is Tulare, California. The average herd-size in just one
California county, Tulare, is almost 1200 Happy Cows.

If you represent the average American milk drinker, then your milk comes from co-mingled pus with hormones and glue from many herds, so the odds of your ingesting this dangerous live bacteria is exactly one hundred percent. No less.

This is no joke, although you might want to gag...

Robert Cohen

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