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“ I find this concerning on two levels: 1. The animals are treated as machines, equipment, it's further example of what is wrong with factory farming. 2. Dairy is not healthy for consumption despite what we have all been taught- take just a few minutes and research this.

Its time we all take more responsibility for what we eat and where it comes from. Mistreatment of animals needs to stop and we need to be more aware of how we eat.

Cow's milk is for baby cows. ”

lendogssNPRThursday, December 25, 2014 6:32 AM


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“ Nomadic human tribes all over the world thrive on their herd's milk as their primary dietary ingredient. Some day you will come down off that bad acid trip.

Hopefully by then you will have learned what a farm animal is. We wonder what sort of school you attended to fail learning about that. ”

Jim Gordon NPRThursday, December 25, 2014 12:13 PM

NPR2014-12-29T00:25:06.000Z

Cows rotate in the milking parlor at Fair Oaks Farms, a large-scale dairy and tourist attraction, near Rensselaer, Ind.

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced that it was going into the milk business. Not just any milk, mind you: nutritious, reformulated supermilk.

It also invited ridicule. "It's like they got Frankenstein to lactate," scoffed Stephen Colbert on his show. "If this product doesn't work out, they can always re-introduce Milk Classic."

Fairlife milk, shown here on sale in Minneapolis, Minn., in April, is a partnership between Coca-Cola and Select Milk Producers, a dairy cooperative that owns Fair Oaks Farms.

Fairlife milk, shown here on sale in Minneapolis, Minn., in April, is a partnership between Coca-Cola and Select Milk Producers, a dairy cooperative that owns Fair Oaks Farms.

In fact, the idea for New Milk didn't come from Coca-Cola at all. It emerged from a huge, high-tech dairy farm in Indiana.

That dairy, called Fair Oaks Farms, doubles as America's one and only dairy theme park, a bit of Americana that interrupts a monotonous stretch of Interstate 65 between Chicago and Indianapolis.

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