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1. Dairy consumption has been linked to cancerdiabetes, autism and schizophrenia, and many autoimmune disorders including Multiple Sclerosis.

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

2. Countries with the highest dairy consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

3. Dairy farms/factories account for huge amounts of CO2 emissions, land degradation, water consumption, and water contamination.

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

4. Dairy Farms contribute to the slaughter of over 245,000 dairy cows per year

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

5. 75% of the people on the planet are lactose intolerant and don’t consume any dairy at all.

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

6. An 8 oz serving of soy milk has fewer calories, less saturated fat, less sodium, and less sugar than the same cup of cow’s milk, but it has just as much calcium and protein!

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

7. Spinach, kale, broccoli, tofu, soybeans, almonds and molasses (to name a few) offer more calcium per calorie than milk.

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

8. No species on the planet consumes milk in their adulthood, or as a matter of fact, consumes the milk of another species, except humans!

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

9. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows 750 million pus cells in every liter of milk (that’s the highest permitted upper limit of milk pus cell concentration in the world, nearly twice the international standard of allowable pus cells).

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

10. Milk consumption in the U.S. has dropped 30 percent since 1975 and 3.3 percent in the last year alone. 

10 Fascinating Facts About Milk

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426 comments on “10 Fascinating Facts About Cow’s Milk”

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kelly calapp
1 Months Ago

To address some of the sillier comments on here - Cows are not "raped repeatedly by bull\'s semen" (can\'t believe someone posted that). They are bred when they come into heat, just as they would be if they were in a herd situation, only AI is actually safer for them than pasture breeding (bulls can be rough on the cows). In no world that I know of would cows be "happy and running free with their babies"...in what pasture and supported by whom? In a herd situation, they would nurse their calves for a short amount of time and then wean them. If humans did not consume dairy products, dairy cows would not even exist. Soy kills your thyroid (plenty of studies to confirm, look it up). Additionally, there are just as many healthy people who consume dairy regularly as there are that do not consume dairy. Drink almond milk?? Ok, try googling "impact of vegetarianism on animals" and you will find that growing plants commercially requires animal-based fertilizers for best yields. Can\'t get as much out of trees and plants without some kind of animal based fertilizer. The issue is not "should I consume animal products or shouldn\'t I". The issue is feeding the world\'s growing population and gigantic corporations taking over what used to be localized, family owned farms. They are not trying to feed people..they are trying to make as much $$ as possible and destroying the entire ecosystem in the process. If people would grow their own vegetables, raise their own chickens/beef/eggs, etc., this problem would take care of itself.


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Michael
19 Aug 2014

kelly, your comment contains lies
why u lying to people kelly?

Jennifer Brandt
3 Months Ago

Harry Baltzis


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Jeancarlos Janco Gomez Cabrera
3 Months Ago

Most if not all of those facts are definitely true. Funny memes to go along with it makes it worth to read.


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David Buckley
3 Months Ago

Sorry. Stopped reading at #1. No such "links" have been supported.


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Ed Gunn
10 Jun 2014

Thats false. Not supported by USDA or agencies that profit from Milk industry. Thats the point. Osteoporosis is rampant here in the US. Another dumbed down US consumer. Wake up

Sunflower Lanna
3 Months Ago

Ban Cruel Trade.


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Mi Dan
3 Months Ago

This sucks!


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Janelle Ikswolahicm
3 Months Ago

I was thrilled to read that 75% of humans don't drink cows milk due to being lactose intolerant


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Lisa Corbin-Walker
3 Months Ago

Meghan MW Pamela Boston Meghan, Great information for Aries' healthcare providers that keep trying to push cows milk on him/you.


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Dustin Braham
3 Months Ago

buuuuuuuuuullshiiiiiit!!! you're telling me 3/4 if the world is lactose intolerant when I know hundreds of people and only one of them are? I've never even met anyone outside of my one friend. I call malarkey!!


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Durty Dave
3 Months Ago

These numbers are ridiculous and destroys credibility. 75% of the world is lactose intolerant and consumes no dairy at all? That's just an absolute lie and anyone with a single ounce of common sense would know this.


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ed gunn
20 Aug 2014

we are all allergic to cows milk - all of us humans as we are not cows. Some are more allergic than others - why do most babies have allergic reactions when exposed to milk? Human body is amazing and works hard to suppress this. Take a look at the studies of cow milk and effect on "normal" person not diagnosed with lactose intolerance. The same issues happen but not as severe. Wake up people- the USDA sets the nutrition food groups and the USDA has huge financial vested interest in seeing dairy do well in the US. They know this but are so caught up in it they are dumbing americans down the best they can. Humans do not need dairy or animal protein. It causes cancer and this is proven. A healthy diet is plant based and the ridiculous remark about animal fertilizer??? Worms are making organic fertilizer which works great. Do you know how devasting the dairy and beef industry is to environment?? Its worse than the fossil fuel industry (another fact). its all about the money here and political agendas just like oil. Healthy people in the USA system do not make anyone any money so they hush it.



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