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The Mission

The mission of the Emily Project is to foster awareness about Bovine Leukemia Virus and empower people with more knowledge. We encourage those that are interested in finding out more about Bovine Leukemia Virus to read and investigate our site. The Emily Project site is a vast reservoir where great information about Bovine Leukemia Virus resides.

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While Bovine Leukemia Virus is not the main cause nor the only cause of cancer, we can not ignore that BLV has been discovered in some female breast tissues. Such discovery then raises the concern about a possible link between the human consumption of beef and dairy products containing BLV and the development of cancer in humans and animals. On April 1, 2003, the day Emily died, the World Health Organization projected that by 2020 the cancer rate will be 50%higher then our present rate. Currently, the cancer rate in dogs is 46% and 39% in cats. They are our "canary in the coal mine" as they age 6 times faster than humans. Therefore, it is believed that the cancer rate for humans, dogs and cats will be close to 50% by 2020.

We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more and help our research initiative to join us, either through research effort or financial funding.

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