By Robert Cohen, NotMilk.com
The United States Deptartment of Agriculture (USDA) has recently released the dairy industry's latest national pus figures. This has got to be great news for those milk drinkers who recoil at the mention of pus in milk.
In 2008, the average liter of milk sold in America contained 247 million pus cells.
In 2009, the average liter of milk sold in America contained only 227 million pus cells.
Since there are 33.8 ounces of milk in one liter,
the average ounce contains just 7,307,692 pus cells.
That translates into 87,692,397 pus cells in an
average 12-ounce glass of milk.
Ten pounds of milk are required to produce one pound of hard cheese. Twelve pounds of milk are required to manufacture one pound of ice cream. Pus can be rather tasty when either sugar or various bacterial cultures are added to fermenting milk. As for the number of pus cells in cheese or ice cream treats, you do the math. I've got to go take a vomit break....
Milk clearly has become less disgusting. Please wake me when the pus cell count gets to zero.
Question for milk drinkers: If you were told that your next glass of
ice cold pure white milk
contains 88 disgusting pus cells, would you go ahead and drink it anyway? The truth is that the actual amount of pus in that glass is one-million times greater! Bon appetit!