Last weekend, Robert Cohen, author of "Milk, the Deadly
Poison", was the guest speaker at a dinner hosted by the Vegetarian
Society of El Paso. One hundred and twenty people (about a third were
non-members interested in learning more about vegetarianism) listened to
the story of how milk causes everything from breast and prostate cancers
to ear infections and asthma in children.
Minds were opened, books were sold, many went away
either mad at the dairy industry, scared, awed or with their worst fears
about milk confirmed. I am sure that a good number of our ovo-lacto
vegetarian members were moved down the path to veganism.
see Cohen's site for the facts about milk
The NOTMILK Homepage! (MILK is a bad-news substance!)
Cohen is a fascinating personality. With a seemingly
photographic memory and a background in biology, he has studied
thousands of scientific and government research documents about the
hormones in milk and their effect on the human body.
He is one of the biggest threats to the Dairy Industry
and the Monsanto Company (manufacturers of recombinant bovine growth
hormone, rBGH) and they have employees who keep track of Cohen, and what
he says, and try to come up with damage control. At one of his speeches
at a university, Tom and Jerry's gave away free ice cream to the
Robert Cohen's largest battle right now is a petition he
filed against the Food and Drug Administration to have Monsanto's rBGH
taken off the market, and things look pretty good that this will happen.
Robert has been on a hunger strike, consuming only liquids, since
November 7th and so he didn't get to enjoy the bountiful vegan buffet
the veg society enjoyed.
HUNGERSTRIKE! Diary for March 2000
On Saturday, the board of directors of the veg society
held a potluck supper with about 15 people. I brought a veganized
version of a recipe I found on the internet called Kitty Litter Cake. In
a new kitty litter pan, with a litter scooper to serve, the dessert
consists of cake crumbs, lemon pudding globs covered with crumbs, and
carefully shaped semi-sweet (vegan, not milk chocolate) morsels.
Cohen was intrigued by it and said, "This looks
"I was hoping it would tempt you off your hunger
strike," I said.
"Almost," he said. "You must give me the recipe."
So, here it is Robert, and thanks for visiting with us.
Kitty Litter Cake (vegan)
1 new kitty litter pan (pick a small size)
1 new scooper
1 box white cake mix (a flavor helps like coconut or
banana, I did spice
cake but the crumbs were a bit dark)
EnerG brand egg replacer or other egg substitute
1 tub Spectrum Spread or other margarine without
1 box lemon pudding mix (or make a pudding with
lemon juice and water)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate
In a double boiler or in the microwave, melt the
chocolate. Allow to cool to room temperature. When nearly hardened,
spoon onto wax paper and shape the pieces. Be sure to taper at least one
end. Make lemon pudding and chill. Bake cake according to directions
using soymilk, margarine and egg replacer. (Hint: I use blenderized tofu
to replace half of the margarine called for). Allow to cool.
Wash kitty litter pan and then crumble the cake into it
(I used a grater to make small crumbs). Spoon globs of lemon pudding
into the crumbs and mix it around a bit. Decorate with the chocolate
shapes pushing some of them under the crumbs. As a nice finishing touch
I used crumbled green fruit loops to simulate the little odor eating
crystals in the brand I use.
Surprise your family and friends with this unique cake
for April Fools Day, but make sure the family cat doesn't see it.
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