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BSE: How Risky is it to Drink Milk? - this Press Release from 15 weeks ago is rapidly causing lacto-vegetarian restaurants /​ individuals to go 100% vegan.....excerpts - "Using Alicon's new technology, prion proteins were even found in homogenized and pasteurized milk on supermarket shelves, as reported recently in the international science journal Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE)(1)"..."Prions are known to be causes of neurological conditions such as Mad Cow disease (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in human beings"...read the full Press Release: here - visit the website for the full report - www.alicon.ch/​ - all of this from Switzerland - remember the TV commercials "happy cows" frolicking in high mountain pastures -

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 06/28/07 07:43:06

    I am circulating this to friends - it is shocking people into rejigging their thinking about dairy - John

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 09/16/10 18:59:25

    This is from 3 years ago.

    The link still works.

    The danger is just as great.

    Perhaps even greater in the EU - http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/meat-back-on-menu-for-animal-feed-20-years-after-bse-crisis-2072188.html

    + Meat back on menu for animal feed 20 years after BSE crisis

    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    Meat could once again be fed to animals under plans to relax rules introduced to prevent the transmission of BSE more than 20 years after the emergence of "mad cow disease" caused a public health and political crisis.

    The European Commission has published proposals to reduce the cost of guarding against BSE and its human form, new variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, which has claimed the lives of 169 British people. +

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    + The European Commission said the prevention of risk should be maintained or increased under the changes. It added: "It is impossible, however, to consider the complete elimination of risk as a realistic objective for any risk management decision in matters regarding food safety, where the cost and benefits of risk-reducing measures have to be carefully weighed in order to ensure the measure's proportionality." +
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    Translation - drink milk - eat cheese - eat meat - ......then wait for the new variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease to kick in & your brain to go spongy!

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    Posted by kindlizard at 09/16/10 23:22:42

    Johnny

    Thanks for the education. It is hard to believe the lack of standards after the crisis suffered not too long ago.

    When faced with science, facts, and reason, it is astonishing that folks would continue to put their welfare and family's welfare at risk to partake in a certain beverage or snack. The health risks already were so damning without these risks piled on top, as were the disgraceful methods of tending these animals without this too.

    Go Vegan y'all!

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