HOW BIG FOOD & EDUCATION MADE US BELIEVE ‘MILK DOES THE BODY GOOD’ WHEN IT REALLY DOESN’T

This whole dairy façade began upon the premise that we need calcium, which we do, and that we can only get it through dairy products, which is false. There are a number of vegetables that contain even more calcium than milk, including broccoli, kale, cabbage, and watercress, along with a variety of nuts and seeds.

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE

Oh, good old dairy! I’m sure you remember being a kid and having your mother tell you, Drink your milk! You need it to grow and be strong! Or perhaps your mom was ahead of the curve and saw through the mass marketing campaign designed to convince us that we require milk to live a healthy life.

 Aside from the obvious reasons why we don’t need cow’s milk — no other animal drinks the milk from another species; we no longer need milk once weaned from our  own mother’s; and cow’s milk is, well, meant for baby cows to grow into giant cows — we most certainly do not need dairy.

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This whole dairy façade began upon the premise that we need calcium, which we do, and that we can only get it through dairy products, which is false. There are a number of vegetables that contain even more calcium than milk, including broccoli, kale…

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4 thoughts on “HOW BIG FOOD & EDUCATION MADE US BELIEVE ‘MILK DOES THE BODY GOOD’ WHEN IT REALLY DOESN’T

  1. Oh my God! Don’t mention milk! My mother, when I was growing up, used to get milk from the farmer who would bring us milk straight from his own unique brand and that was the most disgusting mess I’d ever tasted. Whatever kind of milk that was, it would overpower anything it was added to. We couldn’t even taste the cereal or the cream of wheat or anything over that nasty milk. We, surreptitiously, tried putting it in the dog’s bowl and he wouldn’t touch it, that’s how bad it was. My mother said that it was to “build us up!” How the hell big did we need to get? I mean, my sisters were scrawny, but still, that was torture and add in the cod’s liver oil and we were in for it. But I digress. I, thankfully, became lactose intolerant and that finished off milk products for me. And it begs the question that if milk is so good for us, then why are so many of us lactose intolerant?

    When you think of what is given to cows, all that is secreted through their milk. Ugh! And Yuck!

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