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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Orlando, FL

    * Got milk? How about some fish to go with it?

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) -- Some landlocked Canadian cows are enjoying a little seafood with their hay and grain so they can produce a new kind of milk being touted for its benefits for the brain, eyes and nerves.

    The milk, produced by herring-fed cows in Ontario, provides a fatty acid also common in salmon, trout and mackerel to diets of people who don't eat enough fish, said Larry Milligan, a researcher at the University of Guelph, which developed the milk.

    But it doesn't taste fishy, Milligan said Tuesday.

    "I don't detect any difference whatsoever from regular milk," he said.

    The milk is sold in Ontario by Neilson Dairy, a subsidiary of George Weston Ltd. , Canada's largest food processor and distributor.

    At $5.29 (Canadian) per four liters ($3.98 for 3.5 quarts), it's more than 20 percent pricier than regular milk, but similar in cost to calcium-enriched milk.

    The fatty acid, called docoshexaenoic acid, or DHA, is an omega-3 fatty acid that is also found in omega-3 eggs, nuts and canola oil.

    Ninety grams (three ounces) of cooked Atlantic salmon contains 1.2 grams of DHA, a week's worth of what the body needs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Drinking three cups of the fortified homogenized milk provides 0.06 grams of DHA, Neilson said.

    Children can get almost 60 percent of recommended DHA by drinking two cups of the new milk a day, it said.

    But one food activist said the nutritional claims are a red herring used for marketing.

    "I'm frankly so skeptical of all the dietary claims: one thing is good for you, and then it's not," said Brewster Kneen, publisher of The Ram's Horn journal, which rails against biotechnology and multinational food processors while promoting organic farming.

    Kneen said cows are best left to turning grass and hay into foods humans can eat rather than eating designer diets.

    "Why are we taking herring, which is a good human food, and putting it through a cow? This is very strange," Kneen said.

    Milligan said fish meal has been used for protein in livestock diets for decades and is safe.

    "DHA milk was put through all the possible analytical measurements you could even imagine for Health Canada [the country's health ministry] and was approved," he said.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    It is like natural genetic manipulation. My stomach can't handle milk, it is all water, OJ and coke for me.

  3. #3
    herring-fed cows ...?

    cows aren't supopsed to eat fish.

    and adult humasn aren't supposed to eat cow milk either. ... jsut eat the fish to get those nutrients.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Lexington SC
    I rather have some sushi and pay less for milk.
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  5. #5
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    Jan 2004
    Ellesmere Port, Wirral, UK
    I hate fish and milk, so will that cancel them out, meaning i will like the fishy milk? High quality hosting, low low prices.
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