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From 7 September 2007 Issue

The Failure Chain
By Robert Cohen

It begins with a poster of a black athlete on the cafeteria wall of an inner city school. The football/basketball/baseball player wears a milk moustache as inspiration for the children who receive their free container of milk, compliments of USDA's WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children).

No child of color in America is left behind in this subsidized government effort to insure that kids receive bad nutrition. The first link of the failure chain is that ad, paid for by the Dairy Industry to market their merchandise. Schools are happy to decorate bare walls in the name of bad health.

The second link on the failure chain is milk sugar, lactose. Ninety-five percent of African-Americans cannot tolerate lactose. Pizza and ice cream taste delicious on the way into their bodies. Lactose is a sugar, and most people lack the enzyme (lactase) to break down lactose into glucose and galactose. Intact, this sugar is broken down in the intestines by bacteria and the results are gas, bloating, and intestinal distress.

The next link on the failure chain is milk protein, casein. Casein represents eighty percent of all milk protein. This tenacious glue causes histamine production, the body's natural defense against an invading antigen. One's antibodies result in mucus, and plenty of it.

Inner-city school systems like Boston, New York, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles have very large populations of African-American students. In New York City, 38 percent of homeless children and 25 percent of kids in the Bronx schools have asthma. Got cheese? Got milk? These kids do, particularly chocolate milk.

The most significant link on the failure chain is hormones. Milk contains powerful hormones. Rates of sexual maturity in children are astounding 21st century endocrinologists and behavioral psychologists. A recent study revealed that eighty percent of nine-year-old African-American girls had breast development with early sexual maturity.

Children are becoming overweight at an earlier age too. By eating growth hormones in combination with animal fat, the body has a way of listening to the signals of those chemical messengers: Grow!

The link to learning failure can be found in milk too. One out of five children has attention deficit disorder (ADD). A recent study in the Journal of Autism linked ADD with a milk protein, casomorphin. This opiate is similar to morphine, and it can be naturally found in the healthiest milk from the healthiest cows.

Many children of color live below the poverty level. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides free food and nutritional programs for these kids. In its lack of wisdom, USDA has chosen milk and dairy products to be the major components of these kid's diets. These children now receive free breakfasts of cereal with milk, free lunches of chocolate with macaroni and cheese or pizza. A subsidized snack before they go home is more chocolate milk.

Milk buffers gastric pH so that food in the stomach ferments and putrefies. Kids drink hormones and act irritable. In May of 1995, the Townsend Medical Letter listed eleven symptoms from milk consumption including mood swings, depression, and irritability.

Milk is slavery to impoverished children. Milk takes away their ability to learn. Poverty in America translates into a billion dollar giveaway program. That gift to poor black children and parents is free cheese and milk.

In October of 1992, Scientific American wrote:

"The National Dairy Board's Slogan, 'Milk. It does a body good,' sounds a little hollow these days."

Fifteen years later, those words have never been more true.

Robert Cohen
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