DEVIL IN THE MILK

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Shadowgirlau
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DEVIL IN THE MILK

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:38 pm

Author: Keith Woodford
Craig Cotton Publishing

I was given a copy of this book by my daughter for Christmas as she knows I have somewhat eclectic tastes when it comes to reading and the types of books which take my fancy.
As I am living an alternative lifestyle with an ever changing ideal of what or how we live, and as we are intending on eventually buying milking cows, she thought this would be right up my alley so to speak. ;)

Well, I was not particularly motivated to read this book initially giving it only a cursory flick through cover to cover because on the whole there has been a fair bit of controversial assertions made about the various grades of milk in our dairy industry and in particular and assertion was being made not that long ago that A2 milk was superior to A1 milk; or was it vice versa? :roll:

As my family will attest, I am often considered a conspiracy theorist ( no doubt resulting from my leaning towards debating the issue with them of what ifs' ? )and I had read some papers written by Woodford which claimed that vested interests had stifled the truth about the link between the consumption of A1 milk and heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other diseases.

I eventually got around to doing more than just flicking through this book and actually read it recently. By the way, Keith Woodford is a professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness at Lincoln University. His conclusions in the book are supported by the examination of more than 100 scientific papers and applauded by his peers. This is a very important book for anyone involved in the dairy industry in any way and will almost certainly change our thinking about the type of milk we are drinking.

If you can obtain a copy of it at your library please do as it is worth the read. I wouldn’t necessarily buy it myself at $34.99 given the type of book it is but yes it was worth the read.

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

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Re: DEVIL IN THE MILK

Postby minnie » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:36 am

Hi Kathleen,

Does Keith Woodford push the A2 line?

There's been an interesting discussion about A2 milk over on the dexter forum (dexter.com.au/forum) in the milk forum.

From all accounts the main push as A2 being better and a cure all comes mainly from the A2 corporation in NZ.

All very interesting milk... did you know dexter milk has smaller fat gobules which makes it easier for some to digest a bit like natural homogenisation without the processing :D

What sort of things did the book look at?

:D
Vicki

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Re: DEVIL IN THE MILK

Postby Shadowgirlau » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:38 am

Hi Vicki,

Yes I had read that Dexter milk has smaller fat globules than other cows and is supposed to be very close to that of goats milk. I have even read somewhere (it escapes me where right now) that Dexter cheese is very close to that of Goats cheese. Never having tasted Dexter cheese myself I couldn't say myself. :lol:

Keith Woodford, does lean towards the A2 milk line of thought, yes. Although I did find his comments to be questioning. It certainly was a very interesting read. The alleged differences between the two lines of milk is also interesting.

I should say that I did also get a little "jaded" shall we say with some of the assertions however even so the book contents do make you sit up and think about our milk supplies and what we are drinking/using etc. Sorry can't offer more right now as only yesterday I sent this book to my friend to read (she asked me for a loan after she saw it on the coffee table last month when down here visiting me while I wasn't well and DH was away).



Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

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Re: DEVIL IN THE MILK

Postby minnie » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:06 am

Hi Kathleen,

I know that a dairy farmer fairly close to us had all his dairy tested and separated his A1 to A2 cows and sold the milk as A2, I can't remember the specifics but they ended up closing down.

Testing via DNA is pricey and most are still out on the benefits.

I read on a website (and it's good site with good info about additives in food) that A2 cures Autism, I just can't see it I'm afraid.

The A2 Corporation in NZ did have a Sydney office but that seems to have closed and calls never get returned, all a bit iffy at the moment that's for sure.

Interesting though that on the dairy semen list apparently you can get A2 bulls.

Not sure that dexter cheese is more like goats, probably Rosie or Liz would be able to tell us?

I've tried dexter cheddar but it was a blend, they couldn't get enough dexter milk to keep up with demand.

:D
Vicki

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Re: DEVIL IN THE MILK

Postby Shadowgirlau » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:21 am

Vicki I too am sceptical about the health cure type claims. If something such as A2 milk for example did cure Autism, then why hasn't there been more "hype" about it?

Conspiracy theories aside :lol: I do believe there are many natural substances out there that can "aide" in the eradication of various illnesses or conditions but are not used or recommended by the medical profession because of "money". Who would stand to lose the most? not the Drs but those "gods" the pharmacuetical companies. :roll:

Our lifestyles have much to be accountable for as well unfortunately.

I should refraze that comment about Dexter cheese being like goats cheese. I don't mean in taste that it is like goats cheese but rather that in conformation it is like goats milk.
I think I read this on the Dexter site but am not 100% sure there. :?

Kathleen
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon


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