|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|01-19-2016 02:40 PM|
That seems unethical because even the government programs for welfare, for children, recommend soy milk, always, because of the protein content so to use almond milk seems like an appeal or a ploy to bring paleo types back. ...since paleos also avoid dairy, but are obsessed with protein.
|01-19-2016 02:37 PM|
The problem is politics. ...like with big oil and coal, it's not that we lack alternatives, or that genuine capitalism could not make the competition more fair...but the competition isn't fair and real capitalism hasn't existed, not in the United States at least, for a very long time - and no I don't mean because of social programs but because of corporate welfare and special interests, like dairy.
It's why I'm voting for Bernie Sanders. Not to get off topic, but really the beef and dairy industry is a mafia.
|01-18-2016 03:57 PM|
GOT MILK used to be for the calcium.....now the ads say it's for the "protein".
Cow's milk is for.......baby COWS.
|01-17-2016 12:38 PM|
|Werewolf Girl||The dairy industry is slowly dying, with the wealth of new and delicious dairy alternatives and the amount of people concerned about cruelty or just with food intolerances I feel it's only a matter of time.|
|01-17-2016 08:03 AM|
I'd love to make soy yogurt! I've tried the thermos method with no success at all- probably wasn't sterile? My oven light doesn't seem to give off any heat like blogs say. I'd like to know your experience!
|01-16-2016 06:57 PM|
ETA: I am thinking of using a crockpot on the warm setting instead of the oven for a more even and consistant warmth over a long period of time. I would put the whole glass jar of yogurt mixture in it. Not sure if this would work though?
|01-16-2016 12:50 PM|
And I know people say "raw" for cold tofu, but for those not familiar I want to note that no soy product is ever raw. Soy beans have to be cooked at a high tempurature to kill the enzymes (or something like that)
@Naturebound _ Please come back to tell about your tofu experience! I have a soy milk machine and have only done it twice. It takes so much milk! But it is the BEST I've ever had! I used epsom salts, would like to try gypsum
|01-16-2016 08:56 AM|
|01-16-2016 08:38 AM|
After explaining the reality about why cows produce milk, you could ask them 'How would you feel if they kept you captive on some place, way too tight for comfort, and milked you nonstop everyday for hours and hours'?
|01-16-2016 06:28 AM|
|01-16-2016 04:21 AM|
I just bought a carton of organic soymilk to make homemade soy yogurt. Ingredients? See for yourself:
Yup, TWO ingredients lol. And 9 grams of protein, though I suppose someone will jump on the fact that there is no calcium in it either. Sighs.
I could jump on the fact that dairy milk requires fortified vitamin D to be added to it (this does not come naturally with any milk).
I could jump on the fact that even "natural" organic grass fed cows milk requires unnatural manipulation of the cow to produce enough milk to make their business profitable, and that her calves will be denied that milk so it can be diverted to humans.
I could jump on the fact that there will be more and more deforestation and displacement of wildlife for land for farm animal grazing in order to supply this demand for dairy milk. And that raising cattle places one of the greatest demands on our use of water, a precious resource we all need.
I could argue that milk is a very common allergen for many people, and that in many parts of the world people can't even digest it.
I could argue that nations that are heavy milk drinkers also have some of the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world.
I could argue that even the world renowned Mayo clinic advised my partner cut down on his intake of dairy due to high cholesterol, and to help with his rheumatoid arthritis.
|01-16-2016 03:55 AM|
|01-15-2016 04:20 PM|
|01-15-2016 04:19 PM|
I am worried. Already I in the grocery I see these "designer" cow milks (added protein, other stupidity) taking up shelfspace that used to be for plant milk.
|01-15-2016 01:27 PM|
Remember, soy food companies are wealthy! They had the money to afford advertising with Dreamworks Pictures (see image below), and so they've got the money to afford a counterattack campaign against the dairy industry.
|01-15-2016 01:14 PM|
I saw a recent ad for dairy that made sure to just point out the protein content of it vs almond milk. They of course didn't compare it to some other plant milks, as many of them have the same or nearly the same amount of protein as cows' milk. These sick, murdering, greedy, selfish corporate thugs sicken me!
|01-15-2016 10:08 AM|
Ugh, and there will be people who believe everything the milk industry says.
So disgusting. I can't believe I supported that for years.
|01-15-2016 08:11 AM|
|David3||The soymilk industry is big business. If they're smart, they'll launch their own ad campaign to counteract what the dairy industry is doing.|
|01-14-2016 03:25 PM|
|01-13-2016 10:30 AM|
Good lord. Just reading that milk article made me want to
• Milk is a nutrient powerhouse – and it’s not just for kids.
Like all mammals, humans are designed to consume human milk during infancy and wean off it shortly after they are able to consume solid foods. No other mammal naturally drinks milk into adulthood, and especially not the milk of another animal that is very different to them. I suppose the only possible application of using other animal milks for infants is rare instances breastmilk isn't an option and plant milk isn't either, but it still isn't necessary past infancy.
• Milk is a real, wholesome and local product from family farms across the nation.
If by "local family farm" they mean "industrial factory that happens to be nearby" then ok. I wonder for every "happy cow" on an actual small farm with room to graze and roam ext... how many other very unhappy cows are chained up with hundreds of others in a milking barn?
• Milk contains a lot that’s good, without the “bad” that some people think (like excess calories and fat)
Perhaps arguable if talking about raw, unpasteurized milk straight from the animal, but milk from the store is white water contaminated by pus, bovine growth hormones and antibiotics *possibly* with a little processed fat and protein leftover after processing and some ADDED synthetic vitamins.
• Milk is simple – especially compared to non-dairy milks that can have more than 10 ingredients.
Not my non dairy milk! 2 ingredients- hemp seeds and water (or occasionally, soybeans and water). I wonder what bottom of the barrel plant milk they found with 10 ingredients, or are they talking about flavored plant milks (if so, how many ingredients does flavored cows milk contain? You know, to make it a fair comparison).
• Milk provides high-quality protein (almond and other non-dairy milks may have just 1 gram of protein).
I am unsure what brand they are referring to, but I just googled "Silk original unsweetened soy milk" (pretty sure that's a common enough brand) and there is 7 grams of protein per cup whereas dairy milk has 8 grams. Wow, what a whopping difference What the dairy industry did fail to mention is that regular soy milk has only 80 calories per cup, dairy milk has 83 calories in non-fat, but a whopping 148 in whole fat.
|01-13-2016 10:26 AM|
|Nooch||Ick, milk. I cannot believe I used to guzzle that stuff down without a second thought. I work in a job that brings me into contact with several farmers and lots of public, so I slip in the truth whenever I can in the name of honesty and openness... it doesn't make me a lot of farmer friends but I love the look on people's faces when you state the facts!|
|01-13-2016 10:05 AM|
|no whey jose||
In response to the news that the US dairy industry has launched a campaign to tell people the "truth" about milk (i.e. aggressive advertisement) as seen here:
You can share my status or write your own truth about the dairy industry and share on social media. Be sure to make your post public and include the hashtags "#MilkTruth" and "#GetReal." Let's flood social media with the ACTUAL truth about the dairy industry.
Apparently the US dairy industry is launching the #GetReal social media campaign to combat declining dairy sales and the growing popularity of cruelty-free alternatives like soy and oat milk.
Well, it doesn't get much realer than veal.
Veal is a term for the meat of calves confined to crates and slaughtered before they're a year old. Because dairy cows, like humans, only produce milk after giving birth, it is necessary for dairy farmers to repeatedly inseminate them to keep production up. There are about 9 million dairy cows in the United States alone, and dairy cows give birth once a year. That's 9 million pregnancies annually. Have you ever wondered what happens to all those babies?
To avoid accusations of bias, this information comes directly from the website of the Ontario Veal Association (although this practice is by no means unique to Canada):
"Most people do not realize that veal is produced from male (bull) dairy calves. On a dairy farm, these bull calves are not needed for replenishing the milking herd because they cannot produce milk. All dairy cows must give birth to a calf each year to provide the milk that we drink. Approximately 50% of all calves born are [bull calves]."
People often ask me why I don't drink milk or eat cheese or ice cream, when it doesn't require the death of an animal. The truth is that it requires the death of millions of animals-- baby animals, no less. The dairy industry might not want us to think of dead babies when we look at a carton of milk, but they should be upfront about this information if they're going to encourage us to #GetReal.
If you're interested in cutting down on your milk consumption in 2016 and need help or advice, feel free to message me. It's absolutely possible to live a healthy, happy life without dairy. Ask about my favourite recipe for creamy garlic pasta! 😊🐮🌱
#MilkTruth #DitchDairy #Veganuary