Oh, this is real and a little scary but! Now we can do something about it. Namely, support small farmers giving us milk and ask the government to please REVISE dairy regulations to common-sense, useful regulations that really do protect the consumer.

Here’s some info from a like-minded blogger:

“However, from a health standpoint, it might be a good idea to get rid of our Holstein dairy cows and replace them with heritage breeds. Why? The Devil in the Milk. Holsteins have milk that has a much higher percentage of casein protein as A1 casein than heritage breeds. Evidence is accumulating that A1 casein may cause or contribute to a variety of health problems. Human milk and goat milk is all A2 casein and heritage breeds have about 90% or more A2 casein in their milk. Holsteins typically have about 50-70% of milk casein as A1.”

Here’s an email I received from Lauren at Chelsea Green Books:

We thought you might be interested in this important new book that outlines the dangers of A1 milk (from cow’s) and supports the movement towards A2 milk (sheep and goat milk).

 In Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health, and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk, Keith Woodford brings together startling evidence from more than 100 scientific papers and population studies to reveal a connection between the consumption of ordinary A1 milk and serious health problems including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism, and schizophrenia. This evidence is linked to an unlikely villain: a tiny protein fragment found in milk that contains A1 beta-casein. This same protein is missing from A2 milk.

 This controversial discovery is not just about the health issues surrounding A1 milk, but how scientific evidence can be molded and withheld, and how consumer choices are influenced by the interests of corporate business.

“Devil in the Milk is a monumental study, convincingly laid out, and one that demands our immediate attention. If Woodford is correct, which I have no doubt he is, the effects of drinking milk from A1 cows is a piece of the puzzle that needs to be addressed.” –from the Foreword by Thomas Cowan, MD.

Read an Excerpt from the book regarding Autism

Preview this book!

The Devil in the Milk book page

Watch: Keith Woodford Expose the Devil in Our Milk

So drink up!