WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MILK?
CBS News correspondent Andy Rooney shares his hilarious, yet very true, thoughts about what “milk” has become. Going to the store to pick up some milk presents you with an endless array of options -- strawberry milk, skim milk, milk to go, cereal bars with milk -- none of which resemble the old-fashioned, straight-from-the-farm variety where the cream naturally rises to the top of the bottle.
Gone are the simple glass bottles of fresh milk from healthy cows, only to be replaced with artificial concoctions that are pasteurized, homogenized and loaded with strange ingredients.
In just one bottle of half-and-half, Rooney shares the laundry list of ingredients: Nonfat milk, milk, corn syrup solids, artificial color, sugar, dipotassium phosphate, sodium citrate mono, and diglycerides, carrageenan, natural and artificial flavors, vitamin A palmitate.
And what about the notion that the milk in most supermarkets comes from a farm? Rooney investigated “Farmland Dairies” in New Jersey only to find that the “farm,” located at 520 Main Avenue, had no cows in sight.
Clearly, while fresh raw milk is an outstanding health food, the processed milk at your supermarket is anything but healthy. I couldn’t agree with Rooney more when he says, “My suggestion, if they want to sell more milk, is that they go back to selling what comes out of a cow.”
CBS News July 2, 2007