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Vegans Women Are Less Likely to Have
I just heard on the radio (WBBM) that vegan women
are less likely to have twins. I expected this to be a story on how
a vegan diet isn't as good. But the news guy said doctors attribute
it to the fact that they don't get the growth hormones in their diet,
that "food" animals are given to make them grow faster or to produce
more milk than is natural.
People ought to be alarmed if there is scientific proof that the
hormones the cows are shot up with affect human reproduction. And I
wonder if anyone will ever find a connection between growth hormones
in our meat & milk to obesity or cancer -- or diabetes, for other
chemical reasons I vaguely remember from Robert Cohen, the "Not Milk"
guy. I did read somewhere that stomach acid should destroy the
effects of the added growth hormones, in the case of meat. But since
milk is a buffer, that might inhibit the stomach acid's ability, and
allow the growth hormones to get into the system.
If true, I'd like some scientific entity to blow the lid off
of Monsanto, who gave us other such things as DDT, Agent Orange,
and genetically modified seeds, and many other dubious products, and
has way too much clout over the food industry and more.
But this ought to be one good incentive to buy organic, for those who