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pollution in fertilizer and food crops

  • Subject: [cg] pollution in fertilizer and food crops
  • From: "a.h.steely" gfcp@mindspring.com
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 22:48:43 -0500

Did you know that non fat powdered milk is the by product of an industrial
process according to a friend of mine.  The real stuff, whole milk that is
dried and packaged in cans is not sold in supermarkets in the USA.  The only
place I ever saw it in 25 to 50 lb bags was at the now defunct Walnut Acres
in Penna.  Milk boards are afraid that it will impact liquid milk sales...

Nestles sells the canned whole milk in powdered form in foreign nations.  We
did find it in a local Chinese grocery though.  If you want to buy large
quantities the wholesaler says that you must order about 1000 cases.  One
case costs about $108 and has 24 - 1 lb cans.

Otherwise you are forced to buy the industrial waste that is known to cause
skeletal malformation in rats.  And poor people must use non fat powdered
milk to extend the whole milk that they can purchase which is watered down.
Compare it to whole organic milk, yuk!!  Well, been there and done that.
And lots of us poor folk don't smoke so that we have some money for our kids
milk and beans.

As for the low level waste being used as fertilizer, at least in Penna. you
must let it set in an enclosed facility until the radiation is no more than
the background radiation.  But then, "dilution is the solution to
pollution..."  that is from the boys who work for the "Don't Eat the Rats"
guys - DER, dept of environmental regulations.  Remember that the rats eat
the stuff in the dumps.

Maybe our kitchen middens will be non-toxic in a 1,000 years when the next
civilization studies them.

Sincerely, not in jest,
Helen Steely - Hbg., Pa.



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