Milk Maligned.

first_imgA nationwide attack on milk distorts the nutritional value and health of dairy products and the cows that produce them, say University of Georgia experts. Within a week in mid-March, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an animal-rights group, launched, pulled and replaced a controversial “Got Beer?” campaign with a “Milk Sucks” drive. The ads call milk and milk products unhealthy and say dairies are cruel to cows. But the PETA ads ignore milk’s important nutritional values, said Connie Crawley, an Extension Service nutritionist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. No Antibiotic, Pesticide Residues No Reason to Avoid Milk As for dairies’ cruelty to cows, Bernard said common sense dictates that farmers treat their animals well. “If they mistreat a cow, that cow’s not going to give as much milk,” he said. “A frightened, abused animal won’t be productive. It wouldn’t be expected to perform like a world-class athlete.” Bernard said the comparison of dairy cows to professional athletes is a good one. “They’re expected to perform at levels beyond what they normally would,” he said. “Dairymen do everything they can to keep their cows well-fed, healthy and comfortable.” Milk does contain saturated fats, Crawley said. And people need to make wise choices when choosing milk products. A key is to compare the nutrient density with the calories. “I can drink a glass of skim milk with chocolate that has 150 calories,” she said. “A chocolate milk shake has about the same nutrients but has 300 to 400 calories.” Fortunately, she said, “the dairy producers give us different levels of milk fat in their products.” The fat content of whole milk is about 3.5 percent. But 2-percent, 1-percent, 1/2-percent and nonfat (skim) milk is also available. “Adults really don’t need as many fats as we eat in our society,” Crawley said. “But where most people get too many fats is generally not in their milk and milk consumption. French fries, for instance, are our No. 1 vegetable.” Dairies don’t use antibiotics in the cows’ feed, he said, “because of the potential residue problem.” At times, farmers have to use antibiotics to treat a cow for a disease. “But that cow’s milk is withheld until any disease and potential residue is past,” he said. About the only pesticides dairies use are for fly control, Bernard said, and they’re limited to only those that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and don’t pose any kind of residue potential. “For the population as a whole, there’s no reason to avoid milk and milk products,” Crawley said. “In our society, milk is our primary source of calcium and vitamin D,” she said. “We really don’t have a well-accepted alternative source in our general diet.” Adults need 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium daily. The need varies with gender and age. “Young women, from 12 to 24, typically don’t get nearly enough calcium,” she said. “And generally, people need more nutrients as they get older.” Crawley said some people’s bodies can’t tolerate lactose. “Those people need low-lactose milk or another source of calcium and vitamin D,” she said. Choose Low-fat Products Milk Products Not Contaminated The PETA ads call dairy products a “health hazard,” claiming they are “contaminated with cows’ blood and pus and frequently with pesticides, hormones and antibiotics.” ‘Cruelty’ Doesn’t Make Sense “Milk is heavily inspected,” Bernard said. “By law, before any truckload of milk can be unloaded at the processing plant, it has to be tested for residues of any type. If there’s any suspicion at all, it has to be set aside and the milk further tested. If it has any contaminant, it can’t be used.” All of that “just isn’t true,” said John Bernard, an animal and dairy scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Photo: CAES Dairy Sciencelast_img read more

Darville petitions for Bar reinstatement

first_imgDarville petitions for Bar reinstatement Darville petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Lionel C. Darville of Belle Glade has petitioned the Supreme Court for reinstatement to The Florida Bar. The Supreme Court suspended Darville for a period of two years for trust accounting improprieties, pursuant to a February 24, 2005, order.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Darville’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, legal assistant for The Florida Bar, at (954) 772-2245. June 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img

Five Indonesians may face death in Malaysia for allegedly smuggling 230 kg of marijuana

first_img“Section 39b carries the death penalty, and thus our mission [in Malaysia] will provide legal assistance for the five Indonesian nationals through our embassy’s lawyers,” Judha said on Friday.The Indonesian Consulate General in Penang had been notified of the arrest on July 27 and had written to the APMM on the same day to seek consular access to the detained Indonesians, he said.Citing information from the APMM, Judha said the five Indonesians were currently undergoing a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.”We are hoping that the Indonesian Consulate General in Penang can immediately get consular access [to the detained citizens],” he added. (afr)Topics : Five Indonesian citizens in Malaysia are facing a possible death penalty for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of 230 kilograms of marijuana, the Foreign Ministry has said.The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) arrested the five onboard two wooden boats carrying the cannabis in waters off Langkawi on July 25, according to the ministry’s director for citizen protection, Judha Nugraha.They were charged for violating Section 39b of Malaysia’s 1952 Dangerous Drugs Act.last_img read more

Gold Coast Glitter Strip apartment sells for $2.5 million in 24 hours

first_img13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise.Mr Stevens said the sale was another example of the strength of the Surfers Paradise beachfront market.“I currently have a waiting list of genuine prestige buyers from around the country looking to secure these rarely available beachfront properties,” Mr Stevens said.“The demand is significantly outweighing the supply and with this current ratio well see highly desirable properties like this snapped up very quickly moving forward.” 13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise. 13/1 Markwell Ave, Surfers Paradise.A LUXURY Surfers Paradise apartment has sold for $2.5 million within 24 hours of hitting the market.The three-bedroom residence is on the 11th floor of Platinum on the Beach.It was snapped up by Gold Coast buyers looking for a top-of-the-range Glitter Strip apartment.“The buyers were local and looking for a luxurious beachfront holiday home to utilise with friends and family with the long term view of living there permanently in the future,” Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens said.“Platinum on the Beach is an elite address for those who demand the very best.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe property has mirror-finish timbers and marble features throughout.There are balconies off the bedrooms and living areas showcasing spectacular ocean views.last_img read more