What the dairy industry does not want us to know about is all the PUS that's floating around in that glass of milk you are about to drink. That's right, PUS!! Let me tell you how this happens:
It is very common for cows to develop staph-infected udders due to the annual cycles of artificial insemination, pregnancy and birth, and mechanized milking for 10 out of 12 months. This excessive drain overburdens the cows who are considered productive for only two years and then are slaughtered for hamburger when their "money-making" abilities drop, around their fourth birthday. This is a small fraction of a cow's natural lifespan.
Turning cows into milk machines has led to epidemics of "production-related" disease such as lameness and mastitis, (udder infections), the two leading causes of death in cows here in the United States. Remember that Humane Society's investigation showing sick and crippled cows being beaten and dragged into the California diary cow slaughter plant to be used in the national school lunch program? That triggered the biggest meat recall in history. The cows were so crippled due to the extreme manipulation for unnaturally high milk yields.
Because mastitis is now an epidemic in cows here in the US, the dairy industry continues to DEMAND that American milk retain the HIGHEST ALLOWABLE pus cell concentration in the world!! So these pus cells are sloughed off from the udders going right into the milk. The average pus cell count in US milk per SPOONFUL is 1,120,000. ARE YOU KIDDING???
Oh, but don't worry....the dairy industry points out that accumulation of pus is a natural part of an animal's defense system. So, pus itself might not be such a bad thing, but do you want pus from a cow's udders in your mouth? However, the US dairy industry insists that there is no food safety risk. If the udders of our factory-farmed dairy cows are inflamed and infected, it doesn't matter---the milk gets pasteurized--the pus gets cooked.
But, just as some people don't want to feed their children chicken that is covered in fecal matter even though it will be cooked, (remember from one of my previous blogs, the majority of chicken is covered in feces), they might not want to feed their children pasteurized pus. Instead, drink a plant-based milk like Almond Milk. I can't tell you how many people come back to me and tell me they prefer Almond milk over cow's milk....not to mention, you don't have to worry about pus cells floating around in your glass!
Let's not even get into the fact that the protein in all dairy products is casein--casein FEEDS cancer cells.....