Thinking about the manipulation of the government by the powerful
dairy industry reminds me of this saying by Mark Twain (Samuel
The article “The Case Against Milk – New Paper Shows Milk Does Not
Aid Weight Loss,” presents one more of the many proofs about the dairy
industry’s stranglehold on the public that is aided and abetted by our
government and contributes to serious health problems.
“For years, the dairy industry has spent millions trying to
convince Americans that dairy products can help them stay slim. Paid
TV and movie stars from Brooke Shields to Dr, Phil have appeared in
the high-profile milk mustache ads.
A new paper published in Nutrition Reviews in May showed that dairy
products do not reliably help people lose weight or fat and can, in
fact, cause weight gain.
PCRM senior scientist and lead author Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D.,
co-authored the scientific review with PCRM president Neal Barnard,
M.D. The two carefully reviewed every study conducted from 1966
through August 2007 that examined whether dairy or calcium
supplementation causes weight loss. Some of the studies restricted
calories; some did not.
Of the 49 studies that Drs. Lanou and Barnard analyzed, 41 showed
no effect on weight loss. Two showed that dairy products increased
body weight. The only studies that showed weight loss or body fat loss
were funded by the dairy industry. None of the 18 studies looking at
children or adolescents showed that dairy products helped at all.
In 2007, PCRM won a victory against the industry when the Federal
Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and two national
dairy industry organizations responded to a PCRM petition by agreeing
to stop the weight-loss campaign because existing research did not
support their claims. Rather than honor this agreement, the dairy
industry simply reworded the ads, toning down its claims only
(Good Medicine: Physicians for Responsible Medicine / Summer 2008 /
Vol. XVII, No.3)
Every time I see the ludicrous Happy California cows and other
commercial ads designed to keep the public from learning the truth about
the horrific suffering of farmed animals, I’m reminded of John 8:43-47.
In this passage of the Bible, Jesus tells the Pharisees that they are of
their father the devil who is a liar and the father of lies.