The Dairy Debate

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The Dairy Debate

The white stuff is accused of causing allergies and even cancer. As an anti-dairy campaign is launched, Anastasia Stephens asks where the truth lies.

“Once given out free at schools, milk used to be a dietary staple. But all the evidence is that it’s falling out of fashion. In the organic food shops of Notting Hill, the shelves are full of oat and soya milk, vegan cheeses and hemp-oil ice cream, suggesting that the produce of the humble cow is being squeezed out of the market.

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow threw it out years ago. As for Heather Mills-McCartney, she credits a dairy-free diet with helping her to overcome a post-operative infection. Later this month, she will speak at the launch of a Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation campaign, White Lies, on “Why you don’t need dairy”.{{The Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation hosts White Lies; the argument against dairy, at Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Campus, off Great Maze Pond, London SE1, at 7pm on 24 May; tickets £5 (0117-970 5190). For the pocket-size guides ‘It’s Easy to be Dairy Free’ and ‘How to be Dairy Free’ (with 20 recipes), contact the Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation (0117-970 5190;}}

If you’re about to dismiss this as a fad, take note – dairy-free support is growing in academic circles, too….”

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Further links/resources »
The NOTMILK Homepage   Which has lists and lists of articles about allergies, opinions and news items.
Go Dairy Free   From the site : “Go Dairy Free was developed with a desire to access the most complete information on how to cook, shop, and dine dairy free, while still promoting a healthy lifestyle.”

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