(NaturalHealth365) The list of food dangers is growing – everyday. Have you heard the latest news? In a petition filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation will try to change the definition of milk. You may be wondering – why would they do this?
The big dairy producers want to add chemical sweeteners like, aspartame and sucralose, as an “optional” ingredients (not listed) on the product label. The dairy industry contends that using artificial sweeteners like aspartame as optional ingredients in milk and other dairy foods without any special labeling would promote a more healthy way of eating and boost kid appeal. In other words, they would be able to sell more milk because it tastes “great”.
The American food supply is completely dysfunctional
It’s hard to believe the petition is now under consideration by the FDA, which means if it is successful these additives could show up in many dairy products. Think about the possibilities – whip cream; low-fat and non-fat yogurt; eggnog; sweetened condensed milk; sour cream and half and half would all be poisoned with artificial ingredients.
The milk industry argues that reduced calorie products are not as attractive to children and (they believe) that consumers can more easily identify the nutritional value of milk products only if a food label has no additives on the label.
Why does store bought milk need to be sweetened?
The process of homogenizing commercial milk means heating milk and pumping it through very small nozzles at high pressure – creating turbulent pressure, which will tear apart the fat globules into tiny particles, evenly dispersing them throughout the milk. Homogenization removes the natural cream taste of milk and gives the milk a bland lackluster feel in the mouth.
In addition, most commercially-produced milk is pasteurized at temperatures higher than needed – which not only destroys the nutritional value of milk, but the fresh flavor is removed.
Overly-processed foods of any kind are dead foods. There is no flavor because the nutrition has been beaten out of the food. Adding poisonous substances to the food supply is not the answer.
What is the real message behind our changing food supply?
Just look at the facts – it’s illegal to sell labeled raw dairy, but it’s legal to sell a product with unlabeled (toxic) chemicals. This is a perfect example of “profits over people”. The conventional dairy industry just wants to sell more (cheap) milk products without regard to human health. Artificial sweeteners damage the digestive system and brain – yet we are being told it’s good for us?
In the early 1900’s – they tried to warn us
In the late 1920’s through the 1940’s, there were published papers on the effects of pasteurization on the milk. Remember, during that time period, it was normal for raw milk to come from grass-fed cows. They even delivered it to your door in glass bottles!
It was found that pasteurization destroyed the hematogenic and growth-promoting properties of raw milk; decreased resistance to pulmonary TB in children and reduced the natural components present in raw milk – which protected the milk against the growth of Bacillus diphtheria, staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus anthracis (causative agent of anthrax).
Pasteurization reduces the milk’s content of vitamin C by 25-50 percent; contributes to the loss of vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, and folate, and can destroy the carriers that help with the absorption of iron, zinc and vitamin B12 – while reducing soluble calcium and its ability to be absorbed.
Where do you stand on this issue? I think this is a major health concern for all citizens. We can NOT allow food producers to continually sell us de-natured foods with deadly synthetic chemicals. If we allow the dairy industry to secretly add artificial sweeteners to our milk supply – who knows what’s next?
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.
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