In Greek mythology, the Argus was a vicious creature with 100 eyes which
Hermes killed. That creature later became the eye-like tail feathers of male
In Greek mythology, Achilles was the near-invincible
warrior with just one weakness, his heel. Ultimately, Achilles died by a
poisoned arrow striking that unprotected heel.
Had Hermes met Argus,
and had the Greek gods joined the two, we would have had an all-powerful
creature with 100 Achilles heels...much like today's well connected all
powerful dairy industry.
Like Achilles, it is just a matter of time
before the dairy industry ceases to exist.
Here is a link to 100 (or
more) milk-related Achilles heels---
---but by far, the most
disgusting, offensive weakness of today's modern dairy industry is
that milk is naturally loaded with copious quantities of pus. They call it
somatic cells, which are composed of dead white blood cells, dead virus,
bacteria, phlegm, and mucus. FDA and the Notmilkman call somatic cells pus
Hundreds of millions of pus cells fill a quart bottle of milk.
If the somatic cell count (pus cell count) of milk is 400 million, that
translates into 35 percent of the dairy herd being infected with mastitis.
Blood, phlegm, dirt, mucus, dead bacterial cells...add a bit of sugar and
whipped pus with a cherry on top and you've got America's favorite summer
In Europe, the legal limit of pus cells in milk is 400
million. Milk containing more than 400 million pus cells per liter is
illegal to sell in European countries.
In the United States, the
legal limit is 750 million pus cells per liter. Before 1993, America's dairy
industry was allowed up to one billion pus cells per liter.
In May of
2011, the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) addressed
the dairy industry's biggest Achilles heel and considered the greatest
marketing issue in their history. They would insist on cleaning up the milk
by adopting the European standard.
Opportunity was there...and so was
a vote taken by 51 delegates to the convention. Majority would rule.
The final tally was 26-25. The clean-the-milk issue was defeated. The
allowable pus cell count in milk will remain at the dirty and unsafe level
of 750 million cells per liter.
Nice going, guys. You continue to
hope that major media keeps your secret. For you, this will one day become
your biggest Achilles heel!