Thursday, July 13, 2006

The National Dairy Council

I had to research a program to evaluate for this class I am taking. From a list of choices I chose the National Dairy Council. If you want to discover some defective logic go check out what they have to say about lactose intolerance in minorites or how they address the issue of organic milk. I promise it will give you a shocked, but can't believe they did that kind of laugh... it did to my class of FCS Master's and PhD level students!

On the NDC website they shared how 62 - 100% of various nationalities and 15% of caucasions have lactose intolerance or problems digesting dairy milk. They did a privately paid, independant study using 45 African American girls who tested positive for lactose intolerance. In the study, despite their complaints the girls were fed dairy products for 2 weeks. At the end of the study doctors diagnosed that the girls did not have symptoms of lactose intolerance. They concluded that the behavior was culturally learned and that the best way to prevent these girls from being calcium deficient was to have them DRINK MILK, EAT CHEESE, and keep doing it until they get over any negative symptoms.

I'm not kidding! I photocopied the .pdf brochure that is posted on the NDC's site and shared it with the class. Shocking!

Okay enough amusement for one day. Now I have to find a funding source for a program that I have to write a grant proposal for as a part of this class. Fun. Fun. I get to go home tommorrow. I have a third floor bedroom with one window, today it is warm!

Also, want to order some vegan cookies from amazon.com?

17 comments:

Urban Vegan said...

Did I ever tell you I was diagnosed with DLI?
(Dairy Lobby Intolerance)

OMG. That is so racist.

Freedom said...

I hate the way organisations do things like that. Here in Australia there is an organisation called the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) and one of the highest selling books last year was called 'The CSIRO total well-being diet.' The diet is basically a watered down version of Atkins, with lots of 'lean red meat'! This seems shocking, coming from a scientific organisation, until you find out that all the studies carried out to create the diet were funded by the Meat and Livestock Corporation... sickening

EatPeacePlease said...

Dori, those cookies are awesome, but around here they are $3.99 a bag, which is 2 dollars more than this four-pack, but I do like the variety pack. The trail mix one is my ultimate favorite.

Tara said...

Mmm, cookies. I've had a terrible sweets craving lately.

KleoPatra said...

Such crapola! Dair-y i say that any time i hear things about milk being "good" for you (us) i just cringe?!

Thanks for the link also! Yummy cookies, who can resist?

Carrie™ said...

Here in Canada we have so many government funded marketing boards it's ridiculous. The egg board, the dairy board, the chicken board....you get the idea. I hate that my tax dollars go to fund these outfits and their lopsided studies.

Vivacious Vegan said...

AAAAGGGHHHHHH!!!!! This stuff makes me insanely mad! Carrie, in the US, our tax dollars also go to fund the meat, egg, and dairy industries.

Melody said...

I have DLI too..

In the early 90's when BGH was put into the milk a bunch of my moms friends got together to start Mother's For Natural Law and they received death threats from the dairy industry.. It was quite the drama for a while.. (they were pretty much the first big group to get the work out about GE foods..)

It's GREAT that you are exposing this to the "normal" people out there who have no idea.

Melody said...

BTW, I love your soymilk recipe. I got my new soymilk maker yesterday and soaked the bean mixture overnight. I just tasted it. I can't wait for my husband to taste it.. I think he'll like it.. (and if he doesn't, I'll pour it into the Silk container and see if he'll drink it then. My husband is not supportive of my frugal/vegan measures at all and will normally not eat them, so I don't tell him most of the time if I'm trying something new.

Vicki said...

the dairy council is a scam.
"the jerk satan." good one! & put banana brownies at the top of my list to make & that's my favorite photo - the one of matt holding the ewey gewey....ummm can't speak....

Megan the Vegan said...

culturally learned? That is such a stretch, how did anyone...even dairy eaters...buy that one?

Anderson, Cherie said...

I love their commercials that make it appear as though people lose weight from drinking cow milk, you know, because calves are supposed to stay trim and fit...

funwithyourfood said...

that is absolutely crazy. anything for $$ eh?

Teddy

Melody said...

My husband likes the soymilk! This is so cool. I'm thrilled he's drinking soymilk now... this is a new development.. since he's been doing yoga he said that he notices he doesn't digest milk very well anymore..

Thank you so much for that recipe. This will save us a bunch of money.

Dori said...

Urban vegan... thanks for sharing your diagnosis, it perfectly describes what I have been going through.

Freedom... you are so right!!

Leslie, always knows about the good stuff early!

Kleo... that "good for you" thing gets to me too.

Melody's mom.... awesome. Quite the activist, she obviously made waves!

The lopsided studies... I'm right with you carrie and VV. It upsets me too how my tax dollards are used sometimes. I think they should offer soymilk or almond milk choices to kids instead of only dairy.

Glad your DH likes the soymilk Melody!

Good decision vicki, brownies.mmmmmm!

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