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Old Wed, Mar-14-18, 15:52
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Default a2--new milk advertisement

Today is the first advertising I have seen on this cow's milk that has been altered. The claim is the cows produce this milke with a preferred protein, but without other(s).

GMO??
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Old Wed, Mar-14-18, 17:31
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Not GMO. A different breed of cow.
We've had it here about a year.
Check their website https://www.a2milk.com for good explanations.
And FB page linked here:

http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=477260

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Old Wed, Mar-14-18, 22:51
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I've been using A2 dairy for quite awhile. Not quite ready yet to make the switch back to A1 to see if there's any negative reaction. The A1 protein in cow milk was due to a spontaneous genetic mutation in certain northern European cattle a thousand or two years ago from my understanding. Dairy from sheep and goats is always A2. A raw milk dairy sort of near me has done genetic testing on all their cows so you can pick which you want. I think about 90 percent of their Jersey cows are A2. They don't own any Holsteins (the classic big black and white cows) which are likely to carry the gene for A1 milk. Drawback is the farm's high quality grass-fed product is expensive.
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Old Thu, Mar-15-18, 04:57
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One of the reasons I get goat milk cheese.
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Old Fri, Mar-16-18, 01:25
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Thanks for the info Jey, I knew when I saw the Asian girl it was going to be what I was hoping for! I wish there was a genetic mutation that made LC, lactose-free chocolate milk.
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Old Mon, Jun-25-18, 20:33
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A2 milk is just a cow that doesn't produce the A1 beta-casein protein. It has been in Aus and NZ for 10 + years.

Some people particularly children find it easier to digest. (As with goats milk)

It still contains exactly the same amount of lactose.

There have been some recent studies suggesting that A2 milk doesn't cause inflammation in the gut (Where as A1 does) But, these studies have yet to be scientifically validated.
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Old Tue, Jun-26-18, 05:57
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Very interesting. I had read a few posts about A2 milk, and for some reason I thought it was an overseas thing (which in some ways, is). I take it now it's here, and I look forward to learning more.

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Old Tue, Jun-26-18, 14:01
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I've been using A2 dairy for quite awhile. Not quite ready yet to make the switch back to A1 to see if there's any negative reaction. The A1 protein in cow milk was due to a spontaneous genetic mutation in certain northern European cattle a thousand or two years ago from my understanding. Dairy from sheep and goats is always A2. A raw milk dairy sort of near me has done genetic testing on all their cows so you can pick which you want. I think about 90 percent of their Jersey cows are A2. They don't own any Holsteins (the classic big black and white cows) which are likely to carry the gene for A1 milk. Drawback is the farm's high quality grass-fed product is expensive.


Well worth the money!!!!! I would certainly be willing to pay more for grass fed dairy, espeically A2.

There is some work being done to develop old style cattle, too. Based on rare breeds.
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Old Tue, Jun-26-18, 14:08
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There is some work being done to develop old style cattle, too. Based on rare breeds.
Mini Herefords being one and the rare "Oreo Cow." These are perfect for small farms and less destructive to pasture and produce superior beef from grass. It's costly to get started, but that's true for all livestock breeds.

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Old Tue, Jun-26-18, 14:21
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While your point is true, Ihave a flock of sheep, I was tryiing to point out that there is concern that the protein in beef has changed as well as the milk composition. THey are using little known old breeds that are ancent and unchanged for thousands of years.

THe belted galloways are lovely. So are the Scotish Highlander.
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Old Tue, Jun-26-18, 16:40
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As mentioned in another thread, A2 is available in the U.S. at Whole Foods, Mom's, and other stores. There is the a2 brand and other farms that are producing it locally. One in Ohio, one in VA, and one in PA that I know of so far. For milk drinkers, it's good and wholesome.
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