We know gluten is a problem "food" but what about WHEY? Yogurt is a go to diet food for protein. Could it be causing you ill health?
Acid whey byproduct is dangerous to the environment.
Just in case you missed it the following is a summary of information released by Ruth Brown at Newser on May 26, 2013. The release concerns Greek Yogurt that is made by Chobani in South Edmeston, NY.
FYI - Newser is a USA TODAY content partner providing general news, commentary and coverage from around the Web. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY.
Greek yogurt is low in calories, high in protein, and generally delicious. So, what's not to like? How about this: The production of Greek yogurt creates a nasty byproduct called "acid whey."
The liquid waste can't be dumped because it would prove too toxic to the environment ruining waterways and killing fish, reports Modern Farmer.
But with the Greek yogurt market now worth $2 billion and still growing,
it's a problem that's only going to get larger. New York State alone produced 66 million gallons of acid whey in 2011, reports the New York Post.
Now yogurt companies and scientists are trying to find some productive, and of course, profitable use for acid whey, says Modern Farmer.
* One scientist wants to extract the small amount of protein to use in
* Other scientists believe they can extract the sugar to be used in other
* And one farmer is converting the lactose into electricity generating
"If we can figure out how to handle acid whey, we'll become a hero,"
says a Greek yogurt manufacturer.
You may want to look at your protein powders to see if whey is the protein being used. Remember, it is a by product, a waste if you will. You want to get waste out not put it in!
Article posted on the Loomis Institute