new book by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.
In Your Milk?
Exposé of Industry and Government Cover-Up on the DANGERS
the Genetically Engineered (rBGH) Milk You’re Drinking
by Ben Cohen, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
by Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception
powerful exposé of the dangers of Monsanto’s genetically engineered
its no-holds-barred conspiracy to suppress this information.
(recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone) is a genetically engineered,
the natural growth hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by Monsanto,
it is sold to
farmers under the trade name POSILAC. Injection of this hormone
forces cows to
their milk production by about 10%.
supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), insists that
indistinguishable from natural milk, and that it is safe for consumers.
This is blatantly false:
makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about
20 toxic effects,
mastitis, on its POSILAC label.
milk is contaminated by pus, due to the mastitis commonly induced
antibiotics used to treat the mastitis.
milk is chemically and nutritionally different than natural milk.
milk is contaminated with rBGH, traces of which are absorbed through
milk is supercharged with high levels of a natural growth factor
readily absorbed through the gut.
levels of IGF-1 have been incriminated as a cause of breast, colon,
blocks natural defense mechanisms against early submicroscopic
factory farms pose a major threat to the viability of small dairy
enriches Monsanto, while posing dangers, without any benefits,
in view of the current national surplus of milk.
risks of cancer to consumers and particularly their children, especially
those enrolled in the
School Lunch Program, are undisputable.
book is a unique resource on rBGH milk. It presents Dr. Epstein’s
since 1989, which have played a major role in influencing other
nations, including all
Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan to ban rBGH milk.
The book also presents:
author’s editorials and letters to major newspapers, and correspondence
with the FDA,
John Conyers, and other key members of Congress and the Senate.
also details evidence of interlocking conflicts of interest between
Monsanto and the
House, regulatory agencies, and the American Medical Association
and American Cancer
He also details evidence of Monsanto’s white collar crime; the suppression
of information on the veterinary and public health dangers of rBGH
of Monsanto’s “Hit Squad,” which attempted to stifle and discredit
compelling interest is the story behind Fox Television’s firing
of Jane Akre, a veteran journalist,
her in-depth interview on rBGH with Dr. Epstein, his subsequent
Monsanto on her behalf, her subsequent litigation against Fox, and
Fox’s successful counter suit.
corporate recklessness, compounded by FDA’s complicity and refusal
of rBGH milk, more than justify the rejection of any assurances
of its safety. Of further
is the critical relevance of this information to the ongoing growing
concerns and debate
genetically engineered foods, including irrefutable evidence discrediting
the “trust us”
assurances of Monsanto, and other industries.
book also presents resource materials, including listings of national
public health, veterinary and animal rights activist groups. Also
listed are rBGH-free
dairy producers, such as Horizon Organic, and Swiss Valley Farms.
In Your Milk’s (2006) critical message to consumers
rBGH HORMONAL MILK IN FAVOR OF CERTIFIED ORGANIC MILK.
in his new book What's In Your Milk?, Dr. Samuel Epstein
has again made a very persuasive and important case about hidden
dangers in every day consumer products. And not only does
Epstein raise our awareness about possible carcinogens in our milk
supply, but also about how special corporate interests seek to keep
the public in the dark about documentation relating to health hazards
of their products.
is a must read for every American consumer.
of the world's leading scientific authorities on genetically engineered
rBGH milk, Dr. Epstein is uniquely qualified to address the hidden
dangers in your milk. His new book, What's In Your Milk?
is a powerful resource to help understand how you could unknowingly
increase your own and family's risk for breast, colon and prostate
cancer by drinking commercial milk that is tainted with a potentially
a favor and read this book.
of the world's most visited natural health site, www.Mercola.com
indictment of Monsanto and U.S. regulatory agencies for recklessly
allowing rBGH milk, and other genetically engineered foods and ingredients,
to be force-fed to consumers without any label warnings. This
is all the more serious for rBGH milk in view of the solid scientific
evidence on its dangers, documented in Dr. Epstein's new book.
reading for food activists, and for the general public.
Director, Organic Consumers Association
the collusion of government, pathologically self-interested corporations,
typified by Monsanto, continue to deceive the public on issues vital
to our lives and health. In highly readable prose, Dr. Samuel
Epstein lays bare the facts, and tells us what we can do about it.
Producer and Co-Director, The Corporation
public interest scientist Dr. Samuel Epstein tells the outrageous
story of how Monsanto forced its dangerous hormone drug rBGH into
your family's milk through junk science, political influence, media
intimidation and deceptive spin. Here's what was done, and
is being done, to you by Monsanto and what you can do about it.
Then get this book.
of Trust Us, We're Experts, and Toxic Sludge Is Good
nearly 40 years since Epstein and I have been close friends, his
life and work have been an epic of superb science, matched only
by relentless and skilled activism. Epstein's new rBGH milk
book is the latest affirmation of these unique qualities.
It should help put a nail in the coffin of genetically engineered
milk and food.
Editor, The Ecologist
and pertinent, What's In Your Milk? is the most comprehensive
review of the dairy industry's plunge into the darkness of bio-engineering
of what we drink and eat. Epstein describes a massive international
experiment including hundreds of millions of adults and children
as unknowing suspects. The book's documentation of the cancer
and other risks of rBGH milk make a compelling case for recognition
of the role of public interest science in protecting the public
D. Young, M.D.
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
the mid-1980's, Dr. Samuel Epstein has done more than any other
individual to track the shady and questionable co-mingling of government
and the big milk money of the dairy industry. Now in his latest
effort, What's In Your Milk?, Dr. Epstein provides a complete
history of the approval process of the controversial rBGH dairy
hormone, done without the public's knowledge or consent. With
internal documents in hand, he traces two decades of government
and industry suppression of health and safety data on genetically
engineered milk--the template for all of the emerging irreversible
genetically engineered (GE) materials on our grocery store shelves
cautionary tale empowers citizens with the facts they need to confront
our industries and government when it comes to our health and the
and Whistleblower fired by Fox News over the rBGH story
is a world-class optimist. His optimism is that information
on the dangers of rBGH milk will protect the public, especially
in children, from these risks. Dr. Epstein's groundbreaking
new book, What's In Your Milk?, is likely to prevent these risks.
The Milkweed (influential monthly publication covering
the U.S. dairy industry)
gripping book is a classic case history of how systemic corporate
crime undermines public health and democracy. It is also an
aspiring tale of how countervailing heroes can stop a corporate
giant and show how great a difference one person can make.
Epstein deserves high praise for his courageous and impeccable piece
of science and scholarship.
Seeds of Change
Epstein is a rare scientist these days who has the courage to speak
up against powerful corporate interests overwhelmingly focused on
their bottom line, with indifference to food safety. His battle
against Monsanto's dangerous rBGH milk, detailed here, is a cautionary
tale for our health writ large in a country increasingly beholden
to corporate interests above public health.
Grub: Ideas for an Urban, Organic Kitchen
true to form, as he has done this many times in the past, reveals
a frightening account of a botched human experiment carried out
on a huge scale by Monsanto, a profit- and power-hungry, deceitful
and greedy biotech company, by forcing genetically engineered (rBGH)
milk down the throat of the American public with the connivance
of politicians and regulatory agencies. As the scientifically
demonstrated health risks of rBGH milk are born mainly children
and juveniles, this is the more detestable. I am glad that,
despite huge political pressure from the U.S. and World Trade Organization
sanctions, at least in this case, the European Union has put the
health and well-being of its citizens before corporate profit, and
banned the use of rBGH.
international scientific expert on genetically modified foods
Arthur Schopenhaur said, "There are three steps in the revelation
of any truth: in the first, it is ridiculed; in the second,
resisted; in the third, it is considered self-evident."
I feel confident that Dr. Epstein's outstanding new book will finally
lead us to the realization of that truth. The book is
a must for every concerned U.S. family.
Cohen, Co-Founder Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
. . . as the book shows, corporate power and spin are enormous.
It takes more than just the science to fight it. And that
is Dr. Epstein is the hero of this drama. He is more than
just a scientist. He is a public health activist looking out
for us all. Thank you Sam."
of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government
Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're
book is available from Amazon.com, www.amazon.com; main bookstores;
Trafford Publishing, www.trafford.com/06-0676, or call
Trafford's Order Desk at 888-232-4444, or 250-383-6864.
$24.95 USD. Published 2006.
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Epstein is professor emeritus of environmental medicine at the University
of Illinois at
School of Public Health, and Chairman of the international Cancer
is the author of 270 scientific publications, and author or co-author
of 12 books. These include
prize winning 1978 The Politics of Cancer, the 1995 The
Safe Shopper’s Bible , and the
Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War. He is recipient
of multiple awards,
the 1998 Right Livelihood Award (the Alternative Nobel Prize) for
to cancer prevention, and for his leadership role in warning of
the dangers of rBGH milk;”
2000 Project Censored Award (the Alternative Pulitzer Prize); and
the 2005 Albert Schweitzer
Grand Medal “for Humanitarianism, and International Contributions
to Cancer Prevention.”