In light of the potentially catastrophic spread of Mad Cow/nvCJD prions worldwide (UN WHO statement) throughout the food chain and environment, and my continuing call for completely new, mandatory universal medical/dental sterilization protocols - including the absolute cessation of the reuse of all invasive instruments and equipment - this incredible list will come as quite a surprise to many.
I've broken most of the items down into Medical, Food, and General/Industrial categories to facilitate a grasp of the enormity of the use of animal products in our lives and the potential vectors of Mad Cow/CJD prions. This categorization is not necessarily complete; there are some consumables which are not listed in FOOD, for example, but the general point of the list is simple: just because one doesn't eat meat or dairy, doesn't mean one is necessarily safe from potential exposure to Mad Cow prions and contaminated/infected products from cattle.
With the recent discovery in the UK that tonsils of BSE/TSE infected individuals contain the Mad Cow/CJD killer prions, one wonders if other body tissues might be similar repositories. One also ponders the ongoing and bizarre issue of mass cattle and other animal mutilations and wonders whether this is some kind of monitoring process to track the spread of environmental decay and toxicity...and prion diseases.
From anti-aging creams to surgical sutures to chocolate milkshakes and marshmallows...we have injected animal products from cattle, sheep, and hogs into nearly every corner of our lives.
Products Made From Cattle
> > >GENERAL MEDICAL & HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS > >antibodies (immunoglobins) >beef insulin >bovine collagen - used as injections to fill in scars >bovine fibrinolysin (brand name- Elase) ointment for necrotic tissue >bovine super oxide - dismutase cream (Orgotein) - cosmetic skin cream to >prevent tissue aging. >bovine thrombin (brand name- Thrombinar) clotting agent for blood >culture medium - diagnosis >fetal bovine serum - tissue cultures >Hyaluronidase - efficient drug use >PTH - control tetany >pegademase - bovine derivative (brand name- Adagen) >- for patients who are immuno-compromised...helps prevent >white blood cells from breaking down. >pill capsules - GELATIN >whole serum - vaccine manufacturing > >PRODUCTS FROM OVARIES >estrogen >progesterone - a reproductive hormone > >PRODUCT FROM STOMACHS >pepsin - aid in protein digestion >rennet - aid in milk digestion > >PRODUCTS FROM THYROIDS >bovine thyroid (Thyrar) a thyroid replacement >TSH - thyroid diagnosis >thyroid extract - hypothrodism >thyroid hormones >myxedema >cretinism > >PRODUCTS FROM ADRENALS >cortisone - for arthritis, skin allergies, anti-inflammatory medicine >epinephrine - aid in raising blood pressure, heart disorders, and allergies > >PRODUCTS FROM LIVERS >heparin - anti-coagulant, prevents gangrene >liver extract - treatment of anemia >intrinsic factor - pernicious anemia >Vitamin B12 - prevention of B-complex deficiencies > >PRODUCTS FROM LUNGS >heparin - anti-coagulant, prevents gangrene > >PRODUCTS FROM BLOOD >plasma protein >blood albumin - RH factor typing >Fraction I - hemophilia >Fraction V - kills viruses >iron for anemia >thrombin - blood coagulant >protein extracts >diagnostic microbiology > >PRODUCTS FROM HOG HEARTS >heart valves for human transplant > >PRODUCTS FROM INTESTINES >medical sutures - surgery > >PRODUCTS FROM BONES >bone marrow - blood disorders >bone meal - calcium and phosphorous source >mineral source in supplements >collagen and bone for plastic surgery >soft cartilage - plastic surgery >xiphisternal cartilage (breastbone) plastic surgery > >PRODUCTS FROM PANCREAS >chymotrypsin - contact surgery >diastase - aid in starch digestion >glucagon - treat hypoglycemia >insulin - diabetes mellitus >pancreatin - aid digestion >trypsin - for burns, wounds, and infection - promotes healing - aid in >protein >digestion and in cleaning wounds > >PRODUCTS FROM PITUITARY GLANDS >ACTH - arthritis, allergies, rheumatic fever, skin and eye inflammations >pressor hormone - regulates blood pressure >prolactin - promotes lactation >vasopressin - controls intestinal and renal functions > >PRODUCTS FROM SPINAL CORDS >cholesterol - hormone products > >OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS >nitroglycerine >antibodies (immunoglobins) >beef insulin >bovine collagen - used as injections to fill in scars >bovine fibrinolysin (Elase - brand name) ointment for use on necrotic >tissue >bovine super oxide - dismutase cream (Orgotein) - cosmetic skin cream to >prevent tissue aging >bovine thrombin (Thrombinar - brand name) clotting agent for blood >culture medium - diagnosis >fetal bovine serum - tissue cultures >Hyaluronidase - efficient drug use >PTH - control tetany >pegademase - bovine derivative (Adagen - brand name) - >- for patients who are immuno-compromised >- helps prevent white blood cells from breaking down. >pill capsules - GELATIN >whole serum - vaccine manufacturing > > >*** GENERAL FOOD PRODUCTS *** > >PRODUCTS FROM CATTLE, SHEEP, HOG FLESH >a huge variety of fresh, frozen, and pre-cooked meats >and prepared and processed meat products > >PRODUCTS FROM MILK/DAIRY >butter >casein (proteins) >cheese and cheese products >cream >food ethanol >ice cream and ice cream mixes >lactose (carbohydrates) >milk powder >sherbet >whey (proteins) >fats (lipids) >yogurt > >PRODUCTS FROM FATS AND FATTY ACIDS (edible) >chewing gum >lard >oleo margarine >oleo shortening >oleostearin >pharmaceuticals >rennet for cheese (sheep) >rennet for cheese (sheep) >shortening > >PRODUCTS FROM BLOOD >blood sausage >bone meal >cake mixes >deep-fry batters >egg substitute >gravy mixes >imitation seafood >pasta >whipped toppings and coffee whiteners > >PRODUCTS FROM BONES >whitener in refined sugar > >PRODUCTS FROM BONE, HORNS, AND HOOVES >gelatin capsules >gelatin deserts >ice cream, malts and shakes >marshmallow >potted meats > >PRODUCTS FROM INTESTINES >sausage casings > >PRODUCTS FROM HIDES and SKINS >sausage casings >gelatin >candies and confectionery >flavorings >foods >gelatin desserts >ice cream >marshmallows >mayonnaise >yogurt > > >*** INDUSTRIAL AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS *** > >PRODUCTS FROM MILK >adhesives >animal feed >buttons >carriers for human medicine >cosmetics >glue >pharmaceuticals >sizing >specialty plastics >veterinary medicines > >PRODUCTS FROM BLOOD >adhesives >bone marrow >bone meal >fabric printing and dyeing >leather-treating agents >livestock feed >minerals >plaster retardant >plywood adhesive >diagnostic microbiology >from colloidal proteins - glue for automobile bodies >protein source in feeds >sticking agent >textile sizing > >PRODUCTS FROM BONES >bone charcoal >pencils >high grade steel >bone handles >bone jewelry >mineral source in feed >fertilizer >dried bones >buttons >bone china >glass >porcelain enamel >water filters >whitener in refined sugar > >PRODUCTS FROM BONE, HORNS, AND HOOVES >adhesives >bandage strips >collagen cold cream >cellophane wrap and tape >crochet needles >dice >dog biscuits >emery boards and cloth >fertilizer >glycerine >laminated wood products >neatsfoot oil >photographic film >plywood and paneling >shampoo and conditioner >wallpaper and wallpaper paste >syringes > >PRODUCTS FROM BRAINS >anti-aging cream >cholesterol > >PRODUCTS FROM FATS AND FATTY ACIDS (edible and inedible) >animal foods >biodegradable detergents >biodiesel >cellophane >cement >ceramics >chalk >chemicals >cosmetics >crayons >creams and lotions (sheep) >deodorants >detergents >explosives >fertilizer >fiber softeners >floor wax >glycerin >glycerol >antifreeze >herbicides >horse and livestock feeds >industrial oils and lubricants >insecticides >insulation >linoleum >livestock feed >lubricants >makeup >matches >medicines >mink oil >nitroglycerine >oil polishes >ointment bases >oleostearin >paints >paraffin >perfumes >pet foods >pharmaceuticals >plasticizers >plastics >printing rollers >protein hair conditioner >protein hair shampoo >putty >rubber products >shaving cream >shoe cream >soaps >solvents >stearic acid (sheep) >tallow for tanning >textiles >tires >water proofing agents >weed killers > >PRODUCTS FROM GALLSTONES >ornaments > >PRODUCTS FROM HAIR >air filters >artist's paint brush >felt and rug padding >insulation material >non-wovens >plastering material >textiles >upholstering material > >PRODUCTS FROM HIDES and SKINS >belts >collagen-based adhesives (from trimmings) >bandages >emery boards >glues -for papermaking, bookbinding, cabinetmaking >sheetrock >wallpaper >drum head (sheep) >pharmaceuticals >photographic materials >leather sporting goods >leather wearing apparel >luggage >pigskin garments, gloves, and shoes >porcine burn dressings for burn victims >shoes and boots >upholstery >wallets > >PRODUCTS FROM HOOVES AND HORNS >chessmen >combs >buttons >fertilizer >horn handles >imitation ivory >inedible bone meal >livestock feeds >ornaments >piano keys >plant food > >PRODUCTS FROM INTESTINES >instrument strings >sausage casings >tennis racquet strings > >PRODUCTS FROM MANURE >fertilizer - used in gardens, lawns and farm cropland >nitrogen >potash >phosphorus >minor minerals > >OTHER PRODUCTS FROM CATTLE SOURCES >airplane lubricants and runway foam >car polishes and waxes >hydraulic brake fluid >Stearic acid - helps rubber in tires hold shape under steady surface >friction >steel ball bearings containing bone charcoal >textiles for car upholstery >various machine oils and viscous fluids > >PRODUCTS FROM WOOL >asphalt binder >carpet >clothing >cosmetics >fabrics >felt >insulation >lanolin >medical ointments >paint and plaster binder >pelt products >rouge base >rug pads >upholstery >woolen goods >worsted fabric >yarns