Canadians, Do You Worry About Milk re PA?

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 1:39am
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This question comes to me from another thread re Hershey's Cocoa.

There are many members here that are concerned about milk when it comes to PA. They are concerned about what cows are fed, etc.

To me, I'm really overwhelmed re PA right now, and if I have to think about worrying about my milk, my head will explode. But I recognize that as being a really really stupid thing to say. We're dealing with PA.

If you're Canadian, do you worry about milk when it comes to PA? If you do, what do you do about it? Do you not buy cow's milk? Do you buy a particular brand of milk?

I'm pretty sure that I'm buying Sealtest milk right now, 2%. The major milk supplier in our city is Reid's Dairy because Reid's Dairy is in Belleville. I boycott them because they were reported last year to CFIA for not labeling their ice cream products properly.
I do have other choices though. I could buy the one that is a bit more expensive but considered more natural. I forget the name.

Anyway, just wondering if anyone is concerned about milk when it comes to PA and if so, what you personally do about it.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img][/img]


Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 2:05am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Cindy,
I do not worry about milk here in Ontario. I usually drink Sealest, Neilson, or Beatrice milk (or is it Natrel or Parmalat? names always changing).
Anyway, I don't like milk (never have liked milk) but I do drink chocolate milk each day as it is filled with calcium, vitamin D, etc.
So my answer is, I do not worry about Ontario milk.

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 2:21am
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erik, thank-you. [img][/img] I don't drink milk either. I don't even care for chocolate milk anymore. [img][/img] The only milk I need is for cooking. I only need to have milk in the house because I have two children and because I need it for cooking. I've just recently stopped using it in my tea as well (that would have been the main reason I needed milk).
I appreciate your input, thank-you. [img][/img] Lunch time, eh? [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 2:25am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

yes.. lunch time. [img][/img] I think I'll walk along Bloor Street, and maybe get a slice of pizza and a chocolate milk [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 2:30am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

No, I don't worry about it. Just as an aside, make sure Jesse gets lots of calcium (from milk is easiest) because asthmatic children are at risk for steriod-induced osteoporosis. Here is an article outlining tests, dosages, etc.
Take care!
Carolyn [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 2:57am
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Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

We don't worry about milk, yet!?!? If we do start worrying I'll let you know.

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 3:01am
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Joined: 08/11/2000 - 09:00

I do not worry about milk, and my PA son drinks so much of it that I swear I should buy a cow and keep him in the basement! I hope it never comes to the point where I need to worry about it!
Erik - Bloor street eh, my office is on Bay street and it is way too cold to go for a walk!!!

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 3:08am
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Cayley's Mom, thank-you for the link. Jesse does eat yoghurt and cheese, but since he eats so little of anything, I doubt that he would be getting a lot of calcium. He does get chocolate milk at school (when he's at school [img][/img] ). I'll check re a calcium supplement for him.
erik, just making ex-Toronto-ians jealous with talk of walks along Bloor Street, eh?
Now, if I were to walk along Bloor to-day, what part of it would I like to be on? Well, around Spadina and Bloor (suits my hippie nature). Otherwise, the more obvious, Yonge over to Bay. Why are you making me think about the possibility of one day returning to Toronto? [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 4:17am
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Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

I don't worry about milk, much.... At least I don't worry about it from a PA point of view, but I do worry from a soy allergy point of view. Cows are mostly fed soy based food these days. URGH!
If breastmilk can contain peanut proteins, why couldn't cow milk? Sigh

Posted on: Mon, 02/17/2003 - 4:46am
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Joined: 03/05/2001 - 09:00

I'm not going to worry about milk right now. I'm just glad my DD can have it. She couldn't tolerate milk or soy until she was 4 or 5 years old. We used rice "milk" from the health food store. She gradually built up a tolerance to milk and now is fine with it. I don't know if it was an "allergy" because by the time she was first tested for allergies, she was 5 and didn't react to milk, but both milk and soy formula made her colicky and gave her horrendous diaper rash and she had constant ear infections until I took her off both milk and soy.
She doesn't drink a lot of milk, but she has lots of cheese, yogurt and Chapman's Ice Cream.
I'm not going to worry about cows eating peanuts for now (I'll wait until 2 am when I will be still awake thinking about this!)

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