Dr. Weeks’ Comment: The numbers are impressive. One variable is considered but it is nonetheless a good read.
Olam International, a multinational agricultural conglomerate with 23,000 employees and $21 billion in annual sales, is investing $80 million to construct a new dairy plant in Uruguay. Olam’s Sept/2014 press release: “Upon completion, the proposed facility will have a capacity to process 600,000 liters of milk everyday, with plans to increase the capacity to one million liters a day in future. The dairy processing plant will become operational in 2017. It will produce whole milk powder, skim milk powder and butter. The products will be exported to key markets of Olam, including China, Russia, the Middle East, eastern Europe, Africa, Brazil, Paraguay and Venezuela.”
No mas! – Leave Paraguay alone! The Republic of Paraguay is in central South America surrounded by Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil. Although The Oriental Republic of Uruguay and Paraguay do not share a border, they are in general proximity to each other and share similar cultures. In 2014, Paraguayans and Uruguayans eat similar foods, share the same air, and kick the same soccer balls, but there is one major difference between the two countries. Although both nations are in the same region, only one has a highly developed milk industry while the other has relatively none. How do Paraguayans and Uruguayans compare health-wise? The population of Paraguay is approximately 6 million people. The population of Uruguay is approximately 3 million.
Paraguay produces about 200 million liters of milk annually. Uruguay produces about 1 billion liters of milk annually.
The average milk produced per capita: Paraguay = 33 liters per individual Uruguay = 333 liters per individual
America’s dairy industry claims that milk consumption prevents cancer.
Notmilk claims that milk contains a hormone, IGF-1, which accelerates cancer growth.
The bottom line: ***Milk does NOT cause cancer. Milk contains the key factor to the growth of existing cancers. One hundred percent of adults over age 50 have cancer (NY TIMES, November 8, 1994). Cancer is usually controlled. Milk IGF-1 releases powerful immune system controls. Consider the real science: http://www.notmilk.com/b.html
People in Uruguay consume ten times the amount of milk as those people in Paraguay.
A review of the nations with the top cancer death rates reveals that Uruguay ranks #8 in all cancer deaths and Paraguay ranks #77.
World Death Rates (by Disease)
Breast Cancer: Uruguay #3;Paraguay #60
Lymphoma: Uruguay #7; Paraguay #122
Colon Cancer: Uruguay #8; Paraguay #85
Prostate Cancer: Uruguay #8, Paraguay #26
Pancreatic Cancer: Uruguay #11; Paraguay #69
Leukemia: Uruguay #15; Paraguay #34
Lung Cancer: Uruguay #23; Paraguay #81
Bladder Cancer: Uruguay #24; Paraguay #153
Alzheimer’s: Uruguay #12; Paraguay #157
Multiple Sclerosis: Uruguay #20; Paraguay #91
Parkinson’s: Uruguay #21; Paraguay