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Climate Change May Mean Less Milk

Milk comes from contented cows, and the decline in milk production due to climate change varies across the country, since there are humidity and temperature swings between night and day vary as well. The humidity and hot nights make the Southeast the most unfriendly place for dairy cows. The Economist quotes economist Yoram Bauman as saying,...
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We Will Soon Get Human Breast Milk from Cows

We all know what the BEST food for babies is (at least for the first 6 months): breast milk! But what about children who can't get it, because they are adopted, for instance? The solution may be at hand: Scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.
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French Say Milk May be Dangerous

The French research group on radioactivity CRIIRAD is warning that the risks associated with iodine-131 contamination in Europe from the Japanese nuclear power plant meltdowns are no longer "negligible," and are advising pregnant women and infants against not to drink...
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US Milk: Contaminated by Japanese Radiation?

We earlier reported that US milk is safe to drink, but new evidence shows this may not be true: The EPA reports that radiation from Japan has been detected in drinking water in several American cities, and cesium-137 has been found in American milk from Vermont for the...
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Got Milk? Maybe You Don't Need It

We've all seen billboards with movie stars wearing milkmustaches, bearing the slogan "Got Milk?" The absorption ofcalcium requires the activity of specialized cells calledosteoblasts, which move calcium into your bones, andosteoclasts. If too much calcium gets into your bones, heosteoclasts move it back out again. Drinking lots of milkand...

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Can?t Drink Milk? You?re Normal

Leena Peltonen of UCLA has discovered the genetic basis for lactose intolerance. Her study supports the theory that retaining the ability to digest milk evolved only in some peoples during the past ten thousand years, as an adaptation to dairy farming.

For the majority of people in the world, including most southern European, Asian and...

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