|Re: How do you buy your milk?|
Subject: Re: How do you buy your milk?
by Wolfie on 2010/2/12 15:34:52
KTC, "hormones need to be injected" -- source?
but that's not necessarily what we're talking about. We're talking about synthetic hormones (or substances that mimic the effects of hormones). There is enough variety of those that some can be ingested...
Anyway, what I was talking about was based on a study that found BPA and Phthalates in peoples' urine, not some sort of theoretical approach. (which don't work too well b/c not enough is known about what goes on in human bodies.)
Chances are you're among the 93 percent of Americans with detectable levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their bodies, and you're also among the 75-plus percent of Americans with detectable levels of phthalates in their urine. Both of these synthetic chemicals, found in plastics, mimic estrogen. And like some pesticides, these chemicals can predispose your body from an early age to gain fat.
http://mobile.menshealth.com/site?sid ... 00030281eac____&full=true
...and now, time to get disorganized. =P
Japanese: even if mice =/= humans, they are similar enough that results in mice are worth investigating further in humans at least... it may not be solid proof, but it is a strong suggestion.
finnish study... well, another thing that's correlated with the diabetes spike is better marketing strategies. specifically, candy marketing strategies. . . (for example, placing them where people are more likely to walk by, like at registers.)
also, ktc your teacher & dad proves nothing. There's not even a large enough sample to decide if a correlation is present, much less any causation. 'sides, just b/c there's not enough to cause breasts to start producing milk doesn't mean there's not enough to cause other problems.
more specific replies:
Aeternus: The only way I know to get away from plastic is to buy milk in glass bottles like they had in the olden days. And to go to a butcher for your meat, make your own yogurt, etc.
Aeternus & KTC: What Argoyle said. It's cheaper to ship them in plastic because egg shells can crack during transport so a plastic bag doesn't need as much padding. .: There's more room for actual egg in the truck.