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The Pros And Cons Of Dairy Products

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When defined by healthy foods our government tells us that we need to intake a certain amount of vegetables, fruits, healthy protein, whole grains, and dairy products and to maintain low amounts of fatty oils and sugary drinks to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When we take a look, Dairy products is one of those we need to intake daily to reach the sufficient amount of calcium that is said that is needed for our bodies. Were brought up to believe we need to drink several glasses a day to get the calcium that is needed for strong bones and other beneficial qualities you take when you consume dairy. Although it is recommendation of what we need to intake daily is it not necessarily needed to consume that much milk and is it even a good thing to…show more content…
Cows are presented by dairy companies as happy going animals raised in pastors to run free with loving farmers, although this may be true for small farmers who are organic, this image of free cows roaming free is little to being true for most companies with packaged milk that you see at your local grocery store. Wangnet Valerie says “Most of our dairy products milk come from manufactured farming where most cows live up there whole life indoors and are crammed into crates where they are unable to move and while female cows are milked until they become too weak to stand, at which point they are promptly trucked out to be killed.” Cows are not only milked till point of exhaustion but they are either naturally or artificially inseminated in order to bread for more production of female cows to continue milk production. While these cows are giving birth, the calf’s are taken away so that the famers and manufactures can get the milk that the mother cow has produced for her offspring instead of the providing some to the calf. In the film earth links by Phoenix, it showed the way baby cows are placed in small crammed areas and tied up so that they may not lay down or move these baby cows are feed a liquid diet that doesn’t provide the baby cows with the sufficient amount of nutrients that are need for the growth and development but instead are given something that merely keeps them alive. Also these dairy cows are not only abused physically and emotionally but these cows are also given antibiotics and certain medication to increase milk production which leads these cows to a painful bacterial infection causing a cow’s udder to swell and mastitis. Which then lead to high levels of antibiotics being injected into these cows we are consuming antibiotics daily form not only the meat but the dairy. Suchayan Chowdhury wrote an article on the her finding of levels of antibiotics she found