Chinese Technology has American Dairy Running Scared
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from magic.”
– Arthur C. Clarke
Talanta is the name of a peer-reviewed scientific
journal which has been publishing scientific articles
in the field of applied analytical chemistry for the
past 53 years.
The August, 20ll issue of Talanta (15;85(2):1160-5) is
sure to curdle milk throughout America’s dairy industry.
For many years, dairymen have kept one stride ahead of bulk
milk testing by adjusting their antibiotic use based upon
the five standard assays required by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). It has always been easy for dairymen
to cheat the system by using antimicrobrials not tested
Chinese scientists have invented a new test that is able
to simultaneously test for the presence of five antibiotics
in milk by using what they call a high-throughput suspension
This means that farmers now using tylosin, tetracycline,
gentamicin, streptomycin, and chloramphenicol may instantly
know why their milk is being rejected for use by milk-drinking
consumers who have not yet been weaned.
Ain’t science grand?