“…much of the hamburger we consume today is from spent and ailing dairy cows.” – Robert Grillo, Free From Harm


My name is Robert Grillo, and I am the founder and editor of Free from Harm. I want to share my story with you on why I went off of dairy products. Essentially I learned that much of what we think we know about dairy products has been shaped by the dairy industry itself and the science it has funded as well as the USDA whose job is to promote the dairy industry and its products.

So what did I learn by questioning generations of dairy marketing and mythology? A very different reality. I learned that the dairy industry has a profoundly negative impact on dairy cows and calves, the environment and on human health.

This all led me to one important conclusion: consuming dairy is not necessary, natural or normal, contrary to popular opinion which has dominated our thinking about dairy for generations. Dairy is in fact neither healthy or humane. Why? You might ask do I think this.

Firstly, To counter the health claims that say dairy is good for the body, I say take a closer look at the dairy – disease connection which is well-documented in hundreds of studies that I discovered from leading public health organizations here in the US and abroad… [continue reading]


Original Source of this article can be found at: Free From Harm


2 thoughts on ““…much of the hamburger we consume today is from spent and ailing dairy cows.” – Robert Grillo, Free From Harm

  1. i often so easily think about this “sort of stuff”. it seems that of all the options i fall into are : wish passionately that i become an animal rights super-hero and can be everywhere at once, or … meditate on the positive, which hopefully is abundant and outweighs the negative … as you are a good example of: become the sort of ‘consumer’ who lessens the profit and such barbaric companies, etc. (keep in mind that i cannot see what i’m typnig, ’til itz done).
    yes, one must start with oneself — i guess that’s why betty and i run an “animal orphanage”

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