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When Milk Doesn’t Go Bad For Fifty Days

I bought some milk. I left it in the fridge for fifty days. Then this happened…

Good morning! This is your Random Truth (RANT) bulletin with your random food for thought.

Today’s topic: Milk. When the pint of semi-skimmed mammary nectar that’s been in your fridge for 50 days (long story) hasn’t gone sour, you begin to wonder what the fuck is inside that shit? Or maybe you praise yourself for owning a damn good fridge and go for the other pint, which has been there for 40 days, and which, by the way, was opened on the day you bought it, and, lo and behold, it hasn’t soured, and right there and then you know that it’s definitely the fridge. Best fridge EVER! EV-EEEUR!

Preservatives? Please! You trippin’?

Or maybe it’s UHT – Ultra High Temperature pasteurization. Like a friend correctly pointed out,

Unlike normal pasteurization, the milk is heated to 280F which practically kills off every microbe in the milk, giving it a shelf life of 2-3 months. The bad thing is that it essentially wipes out any nutritional value the milk ever had.

Which begs the question,

Why the seven-day expiration date?

I guess it boils down to market and economy issues, is what it boils down to. From the RANT headquarters,
Have a nice day!

PS – Latte, anyone? Cappuccino? Cereal? Cake? Ice cream? Gelato? Buttery toast? How about a video that reveals the inner workings of the dairy industry? No? Too brutal for comfort? Let’s leave that for later. For now, here’s a video compilation of that super-duper ad campaign, Got Milk?