The Environmental Protection Agency regulates the oil industry, as well as other hazards. When it comes to events like what occurred during the BP spill in the Gulf last year, I believe that the agency’s regulatory powers are needed to protect the environment and attempt to protect our planet from harm. But the agency has stumbled lately when it starts to discuss whether milk spills should be labeled as an environmental hazard since milk, they state, contains oil.
We the citizens already know what would happen if this ridiculous proposal would become law. First the farmers would be hammered with pages upon pages of rules and regulations to implement. The implementations of these rules and regulations would add to the cost of the milk we purchase. Plus we would need enforcement officers hired to make sure the farmers, and possibly the cows themselves, abide by the new rules and regulations. Citations and investigations would add to the cost and the EPA would need to increase its budget.
There is also this assessment:
Dr. Sowell continues his commentary about the EPA: “Does anyone seriously believe that any farmer is going to spill enough milk to compare with the Exxon Valdez oil spill or the BP oil spill? Do you envision people fleeing their homes, as a flood of milk comes pouring down the mountainside, threatening to wipe out the village below?”
In the end it would be us who end up paying the bill for higher milk prices and more taxes to support these yahoos.
But what makes this even more asinine is the fact that the EPA could even consider milk as a potential environmental hazard to begin with. I believe it could perform a simple yet effective experiment. Gather up the board of the EPA and have each drink a glass of gasoline and a glass of milk. See if they notice the difference. Next we ask them which they would prefer their children drinking and which would pose a potential hazard to their well-being?
We are also keenly aware that once the feds got their pinkies into our milk, they would continue to add upon the regulations and make new rules or regulations. It seems that any governmental agency cannot stand not adding more crap to keep their jobs secured.
What do you think? Do you believe milk is a hazard of any type?
Source – booker rising
Back in April, Walmart premiered a movie called ‘Secrets Of The Mountain’ which one could say was a family friendly movie. There was no swearing or sexual explicit content, but their was plenty of advertising for Walmart’s brand of products called Great Value. In one scene which took place in the kitchen, it was very noticeable that this family were Walmart people. Pictured was a box of Great Value cereal and also a 1/2 gallon of milk which were plainly in view, also with the Great Value logo.
So this evening we are going to have the privilege to watch another Walmart production called The Jensen Project which will air on NBC at 8:00pm eastern time. I am going to be interested in how many Great Value products pop up this time on our screen during the airing of the movie. Out middle daughter calls Great Value products Great Crap. LOL
What do you think?
PS Get the Great Value popcorn ready for tonight’s movie!
For those who love their Pork Brains in Milk Gravy, I located a recipe that sounds delightful and should get those taste buds to stand up. Oh, you are not familiar with Pork Brains in Milk Gravy? This fine product is packed and sold by Armour, the same folks who bring you though tasty hot dogs. Pork Brains in Milk Gravy will provide you with 1,170% of your daily cholesterol requirements so you know it is good for you.
Here is the recipe I found:
When I was a youngster, my mom used to prepare Brains N’ Eggs for breakfast. It was a fairly regular breakfast, not at all unusual. So that’s when I started eating them. I’ve enjoyed them ever since, but I can’t find any on Capitol Hill. I’ll admit the name of the dish is not the most appetizing, but try ‘em, you might like ‘em!
- 2-1/2 Tablespoons bacon grease
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (5 ounce) pork brains in gravy (Rose Brand preferred)
Melt bacon grease in an iron skillet on low heat. Add pork brains to heated grease. Stir with a fork. Add salt and pepper and stir. Whisk eggs and milk together. Increase heat and add egg mixture to brains. Scramble to desired consistency. Serve immediately over toast. For a truly southern dish, serve with grits and apple butter.
PS There is no need to thank me for the recipe. It is my pleasure to share this with you. LOL
One of the best post-exercise recovery drinks could already be in your refrigerator, according to new research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference this week. In a series of four studies, researchers found that chocolate milk offered a recovery advantage to help repair and rebuild muscles, compared to specially designed carbohydrate sports drinks.
Experts agree that the two-hour window after exercise is an important, yet often neglected, part of a fitness routine. After strenuous exercise, this post-workout recovery period is critical for active people at all fitness levels — to help make the most of a workout and stay in top shape for the next workout.
The new research suggests that drinking fat free chocolate milk after exercise can help the body retain, replenish and rebuild muscle to help your body recover. Drinking lowfat chocolate milk after a strenuous workout could even help prep muscles to perform better in a subsequent bout of exercise. Specifically, the researchers found a chocolate milk advantage for:
- Building Muscle — Post-exercise muscle biopsies in eight moderately trained male runners showed that after drinking 16 ounces of fat free chocolate milk, the runners had enhanced skeletal muscle protein synthesis — a sign that muscles were better able to repair and rebuild — compared to when they drank a carbohydrate only sports beverage with the same amount of calories. The researchers suggest that “athletes can consider fat-free chocolate milk as an economic nutritional alternative to other sports nutrition beverages to support post-endurance exercise skeletal muscle repair.”
- Replenishing Muscle “Fuel” — Replacing muscle fuel (glycogen) after exercise is essential to an athlete’s future performance and muscle recovery. Researchers found that drinking 16 ounces of fat free chocolate milk with its mix of carbohydrates and protein (compared to a carbohydrate-only sports drink with the same amount of calories) led to greater concentration of glycogen in muscles at 30 and 60 minutes post exercise.
- Maintaining Lean Muscle — Athletes risk muscle breakdown following exercise when the body’s demands are at their peak. Researchers found that drinking fat free chocolate milk after exercise helped decrease markers of muscle breakdown compared to drinking a carbohydrate sports drink.
- Subsequent Exercise Performance — Ten trained men and women cyclists rode for an hour and a half, followed by 10 minutes of intervals. They rested for four hours and were provided with one of three drinks immediately and two hours into recovery: lowfat chocolate milk, a carbohydrate drink with the same amount of calories or a control drink. When the cyclists then performed a subsequent 40 kilometer ride, their trial time was significantly shorter after drinking the chocolate milk compared to the carbohydrate drink and the control drink.
Why Chocolate Milk?
Chocolate milk’s combination of carbohydrates and high-quality protein first made researchers take notice of a potential exercise benefit. The combination of carbs and protein already in chocolate milk matched the ratio found to be most beneficial for recovery. In fact, studies suggest that chocolate milk has the right mix of carbs and protein to help refuel exhausted muscles, and the protein in milk helps build lean muscle. This new research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting milk can be just as effective as some commercial sports drinks in helping athletes refuel and recover.
Milk also provides fluids for rehydration and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and magnesium lost in sweat, that both recreational exercisers and elite athletes need to replace after strenuous activity. Plus, chocolate milk is naturally nutrient-rich with the advantage of additional nutrients not found in most traditional sports drinks. Penny-for-penny, no other post-exercise drink contains the full range of vitamins and minerals found in chocolate milk.
Gloria Delgadillo @ Weber Shandwick Worldwide
[Photo above by Roadsidepictures / CC BY-ND 2.0]
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