The Dairy Debate – A Follow Up

A follow-up to the lecture/presentation given yesterday by the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation (White Lies: The Argument Against Dairy).
The Dairy Council have hit back and a violent sounding headline for their reply !
From Farmers Weekly »

“Dairy Council slams McCartney wife milk health claims “

The milk industry has rubbished claims by Heather Mills McCartney, who is divorcing ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, that dairy products are damaging people’s health.

Her comments were attached to a report from the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation delivered to the Department of Health yesterday (24 May).

Animal rights campaigner Ms Mills McCartney, who is a patron of VVP, said: “The more I discover about dairy, the more I know being vegan is the right choice.

“Dairy is far from being a wonder food but is, in fact, a contributor to many diseases, which horrifies me.”

The report, White Lies, calls on the government to end its support for dairy farming, stop subsidised school milk and promote plant-based alternatives.
Dr Justine Butler, the author of White Lies, said that cow’s milk and other dairy products were behind an array of illnesses, including cancers, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and obesity.

Juliet Gellatley, director of the VVP, said: “This report places dairy where it belongs – at the heart of a worsening public health crisis.”

Professor Jane Plant, another supporter of the report, said “The evidence shows that milk is a complex biochemical cocktail that sends all the wrong messages to our bodies I believe that dumping the dairy from my diet saved my life.”

But Dr Judith Bryans, director of The Dairy Council, said the claims were irresponsible, biased and inaccurate. “Removing all dairy products from the diet could have serious health implications,” she said

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