Offsides at Penn State Dariy Barn
If only Penn State's football team had a running
back who could feint as well as Professor Terry
Etherton! If only the team had a rushing linebacker
who could blitz as well as Dr. Etherton has blitzed
his dairy students with lies. If only the Nittany
Lions had a quarterback who could handoff and pass
the ball as well as Etherton has passed off on the
truth and fumbled facts.
Penn State University is the number-three party school
in America according to Princeton Review's July, 2008
survey of 120,000 students. Penn State is also known as
"Linebacker-U" for the skilled defensive players its
football mill produces every year. Penn State is also
home to an enormous dairy herd which helps to feed the
Happy Valley campus and has an ice-cream program which
includes Ben Cohen (of quadruple bypass fame) and Jerry
whatshisname as graduates. The director of Penn State's
dairy program is Terry Etherton.
To call Terry Etherton a worm is to insult worms.
Dr. Etherton recently wrote this on his biotechnology blog:
"A new scientific study by Vicini et al. published in the July
issue of the prestigious Journal of the American Dietetic
Association (JADA) reports the results of the first in-depth
survey study comparing retail milk for quality, nutritional
value and levels of different milk hormones, including bovine
somatotropin (bST). The study that we published found that
there were 'no meaningful differences' in the composition of
milk with the three different label claims."
What Etherton does not reveal is that he was the second
listed author of this so-called deceitful study.
What a suck-up kiss-ass phony this man is!
Writing that "A new scientific study...by Vicini et. al...
published in the prestigious journal..." without revealing
that it was actually HIS study.
The so-called study was anything but scientific. It twisted
facts. It was a biased presentation of lies which ignored
the conclusions of every major scientific body which studied
the controversial rbGH (rbST) issues, concluding that milk
from treated cows always included increased amounts of
Here is an example of how scientists like Etherton commit
academic fraud. If "something" has a normal range of between
one and ten whatevers, it falls between the "normal range."
If that "something" is then tested and is measured at 43,
it is waaaay out of the normal range.
Scientists then change the range to incude measures between
one and one-hundred. They set parameters for a new range, so
that when "something" is tested at a level of 43, it
"falls between the normal range."
When Etherton posts on his blog "A new scientific study by
Vicini et. al, one must ask:
Is Etherton's nickname Et al? An even more important
IS THERE SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT THAT MILK FROM COWS
TREATED WITH RBST (RBGH) IS DIFFERENT THAN MILK
FROM UNTREATED COWS?
Fourteen years ago, the greatest controversy in FDA
history began with a lie when the Clinton White House
(Executive Branch Report on rbGH, February 9, 1994)
"BGH-treated milk is safe because it is
indistinguishable from normal milk."
The drug manufacturer (Monsanto) hired ex-Surgeon General,
C. Everett Koop to compound the lie. Koop's press release,
dated February 6, 1994:
"Milk from cows given supplemental bovine somatotropin
is the same as any other milk...Unfortunately, a few
fringe groups are using misleading statements and blatant
falsehoods as part of a long-running campaign to
scare consumers about a perfectly safe food."
Did the National Institutes of Health agree? Here is what
they concluded in 1990, four years before approval:
"Recombinant rbGH treatment produces an increase in the
the concentration of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I)
in cow's milk...Levels of IGF increase in milk after cows
are treated with rbGH."
(National Institutes of Health Assessment of Bovine
Somatotropin, December, 1990)
What are the consequences of Terry Etherton's continued lie?
"A strong positive association was observed between
IGF-I levels and prostate cancer risk."
Science, vol. 279. January 23, 1998
"Insulin-like growth factor is thought to
have a role in breast cancer."
The Lancet, vol. 351. May 9, 1998
"High plasma levels of IGF-I were associated with an
increased risk of lung cancer. Plasma levels of IGF-I
are higher...in patients with lung cancer than in
Journal of the National Cancer Institute,
vol. 91, no. 2. January 20, 1999.
"The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system is widely
involved in human carcinogenesis. A significant association
between high circulating IGF-I concentrations and an
increased risk of lung, colon, prostate and pre-
menopausal breast cancer has recently been reported."
International Journal of Cancer, 2000 Aug, 87:4, 601-5
"...serum IGF-I levels increased significantly in the milk
drinking group, an increase of about 10% above baseline-but
was unchanged in the control group."
Journal of the American Dietetic Association,
vol. 99, no. 10. October 1999