Saturday, April 19, 2008

Apparently I'm on to Something

From Krista Cook, PhD in Kansas:

I read your article and I'm delighted that you have discovered camel milk. Camel milk cheese is now being imported to New York City. See the following news article:

"To the Cheese Course, Prepare to Add Camel "
March 19, 2008
New York Times

Your article hit a few points, but there is a lot more to camel milk. Check out the following:

Tiviski Dairy in Mauritania -- This is the first camel milk dairy in Africa and one of the few in the world. It is where camel milk cheese was developed:

Mrs. Nancy Abeiderrahmane started Tiviski. She is an unusual woman -- a British born engineer

She won a Rolex Award for developing camel milk cheese:

An update on her:

A recent Voice of America article:

Camel milk shows incredible promise in its ability to CURE severe food allergies:

The scientific study:

An article on the scientific study

I've started my own site on camels and camel milk dairies. It is still rough. The "In The News" section is the most developed -- most articles from 2008, 2007 and 2006 can be found there.

Please write more about camel milk! It is a product that the developing world has in abundance. If a market for it could be cultivated, in the United States and elsewhere, it would give some near destitute countries a viable product to export. In addition, those purchasing it would have an incredibly healthy product to consume. It really is a win/win situation. The Al Ain dairy in the United Arab Emirates exports powdered camel milk to Austria for camel milk chocolates. Powdered camel milk could get past those pesky airline restrictions.

Also, here in the plains states, the aquifers are getting too low that irrigating crops is no longer viable and there isn't enough fodder to graze cattle. However, the area from Texas all the way to the Dakotas and Montana could sustain camels and camel milk dairies. Portable dairies exist and if farmers could be convinced to raise camels, camel milk could be produced and marketed from farmer owned co-ops in America's heartland that eliminate the middleman.

Americans need to know of the potential. The Somalis know about camel milk but the word needs to get out to everyone else.

The FAO in the United Nations has been very big on camel milk for a long time:

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