I am Robert Cohen. I used to do research in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology. I did animal research for many years. In 1994, almost eight years ago, I read an article that was in the world’s largest newsletter, Health and Healing, discussing the greatest controversy in the history of the Food and Drug Administration, the approval process for Monsanto’s genetically engineered Bovine Growth hormone. The author was Dr. Heimlich’s wife, Jane Heimlich, who subsequently wrote the Foreword to my book, Milk: The Deadly Poison.
Upon reading this, I wanted to find out, as any scientist would, if that genetically engineered milk was healthy. I have three daughters, and I wanted to see if it was good for them. I was probably the biggest ice cream and cheese eater in the country; I had nothing against milk at that time. So I requested a lot of scientific data, which being an ex-scientist I was able to read, extrapolate the information, and interpret the data. That is what I did, and I saw a lot of problems.
Now I see my mission literally as hunting the white whale, or tilting at windmills. Milk has become my major issue.
It was a gradual process. The persons having the greatest influence on me were Howard Lyman, “the mad cowboy,” and Neal Barnard, the Director at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I read books. One book that really did it for me was Gail Eisnitz’s Slaughter-
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Publication information: Book title: People Promoting and People Opposing Animal Rights:In Their Own Words. Contributors: John M. Kistler - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 62.
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