Cohen claims re sulfur in carrageenan affecting bone loss and homocysteine
as nonsense (carrageenan does not contain amino acids and is a form
of fibre - it passes through the gut largely undigested).
In his response
today, does Robert Cohen defend his claims? Does he admit to an
No, he quietly
drops this previously central justification for suggesting carrageenan
causes problems in humans and now shouts all the louder that Joanne
Tobacmans's work is definitive and the rest of the world is wrong.
no evidence that has not already been discussed on Vegsource. He
presents nothing to challenge the interpretation of the evidence
presented in the article we ran.
is once again full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
be challenged to answer a few simple questions:
- What is the
evidence that carrageenan affects bone loss?
- What is the
evidence that carrageenan affects homocysteine?
- Given that
there is no such evidence, why did he try to make these suggested
ill effects his basis for siding with an animal experimenter against
a reputable company promoting an alternative to cow's milk?
If he refuses
to answer these questions the obvious explanation is that this is
a purely opportunistic attack on a company he has a personal vendetta
against, and that his arguments were conjured out of nothing to
provide a smokescreen for this attack.
Now Cohen recommends
using soymilk like 8th Continent because it doesn't contain carregeenan.
8th Continent is the result of a joint venture between General Mills
and Protein Technologies Inc., a division of DuPont. No organic,
non-GMO soybeans there. However, 8th Continent does contain Vitamin
D3 last time I checked, which is derived from animals, as well as
a lot of sodium and sugar. Also, look out for those "artificial
and natural flavors." For the health conscious, stick with
Silk which uses no artificial flavors, no animal products, and none
of the b.s. you'll find in a Robert Cohen article.
agar agar as a substitute for carrageenan, by the way. But perhaps
he needs to check with Dr. Tobacman first -- agar agar is also a
seaweed. But Cohen won't do that unless and until he finds it in
a White Wave product, because it has nothing to do with the truth
and everything to do with Cohen's jealousy and dishonesty.
Until very recently,
Cohen, the self-described "NotMilk Man," has maintained
that dairy products are the primary cause of high breast cancer
rates in the U.S. Now he's promoting Dr. Tobacman's view, that in
actuality it's carrageenan's fault. Has Cohen gone from NotMilkMan
to the NotCarrageenanMan? Hardly. He appears merely continuing his
work as the NotSilkMan, trying to find any pretext to bash them.