- Point #1
- In America, it is illegal to treat lactating dairy cows
with an antibiotic called LS-50.
- Point #2
- The most commonly found antibiotic residue in meat from
slaughtered dairy cows is LS-50.
- Point #3
- New strains of bacteria causing new emerging diseases
(such as E. coli 157:H7, VRE or Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci, and Staphylococcus
aureus-MRSA) have developed immunities to antibiotic treatment. Some consumers
ingest these pathogens and become ill, unable to be cured by overused antibiotics
which no longer work. The above 3 points represent a formula that seems
to be beyond the grasp of FDA and USDA understanding.
- This is the story of two federal agencies which protect
the interests of dairy and meat producers, while ignoring health concerns
of American consumers.
- This is also the story of a pharmaceutical company that
violates the spirit of the law, and in doing so, encourages dairy farmers
to treat milk-producing creatures with a drug that was never intended to
be used on cows. That drug leaves residues in milk and compromises human
- LS-50 is an antimicrobial made up of two other antibiotics,
Lincomycin and Spectinomycin. LS-50 is a powerful drug, traditionally used
on chickens. You can purchase LS-50 on the Internet from companies marketing
it as "the best treatment for bovine respiratory diseases." Less
than one teaspoon of this powder is added to a gallon of water, and given
to the infected cow each day for 7-10 days. A 2.65 oz. bag offered for
sale for just $33.50.
- Dairy farmers also use LS-50 to treat a condition called
footwarts. Very unpleasant. Very illegal. The category of mycins that include
LS-50 carry serious restrictions and warnings regarding their use. FDA
relies upon a manual called the "Green Book" in setting antibiotic
- Remembering that LS-50 is composed of Lincomycin and
Spectinomycin, I first looked up the files on every single variation of
Lincomycin approved by the FDA. There are actually 49 different antibiotic
drugs permitted for animal use. Without exception, each and every one of
those drugs has been approved for either chickens or swine weighing under
250 pounds. None have been approved for cattle or dairy cows. There are
21 different manufacturers listed for the 49 different drugs. One name
stands out, owning 18 of those 49, Pharmacia-Upjohn. That is the new name
- It seems that they changed the name, but their game remains
the same. When it comes to compromising human health, Monsanto sits at
the leading edge of biotechnological deception.
- The second category of drugs were the Spectinomycins.
There were just ten of these, and Pharmacia-Upjohn/Monsanto owned three
- There on the list was Monsanto's LS-50, and here is the
warning for use of that drug, as written in FDA's Green Book:
- "Species: chicken up to seven days old. Limitations:
can be used in cattle, calves excluding veal calves, dairy cows excluding
female breeding age animals. Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months
of age or older. Use in this class of cattle may cause residues in milk.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed
- Today, Americans eat and drink a drug that taints our
dairy supply. They consume a drug that compromises their bodies. That drug
is being illegally used. Can we one day build enough jail cells for all
of Monsanto's crimes against humanity?
- I would offer you names of FDA and USDA regulators, but
I will not, for to contact them is an exercise in futility. I will no longer
play a role in making you feel better by writing or calling those people
who are working against you. Do yourself and your friends and family a
favor. Avoid those products containing poisons. Take back your health.
Never again place your future health in the hands of the deceivers.
- Robert Cohen http://www.notmilk.com