We consume milk in various forms in our daily diet. It is used as feed to kids to adults & old age people. It has been proved by several researches that Milk is a complete food. but due to rising demands & commercialization of dairy industry, it has been seen that cows are feed with various chemicals like Oxytocin to get more & instant milking.
Following activites are now undergone which are hazardous:
- Cows are feed with low quality fodder.
- Use of Restaurant waste as cattle feed. [Includes meat, chicken & several processed additives ]
- Cattle are restricted to dairy farm area & not allowed to graze on open grasslands.
- Heavy doses of Antibiotics are injected to cattle, as a measure of precaution. Traces of which are passed in their milk.
- Use of chemicals like Oxytocin for milking of cows.
- When the cow is delivering, the calf is pulled using nylon ropes so that the cow does not get a chance to lick and fondle the new born calf. The reason is that the cow psychologically depends on the calf for producing milk. So the cows are manipulated to secrete milk without any emotions.
What can be done to get pure & really nutritive milk ?
- Use Organic Milk if available.
- Boil Milk, Pasteurization is not enough.
- Try to avoid Tetra Packs – as they contain preservatives.