tHERE mUST bE aN eRROR
- tHERE mUST bE aN eRROR
Something does not add up.
On one hand, the dairy industry is conducting a
search for "perfect" student bodies. They write:
"...studies suggest that teens who get enough milk
are more likely to weigh less and have less body
fat than those who don't." See:
On the other hand...
Each year, Lancaster, Pennsylvania farmers honor
their state's dairy princessess. These young ladies
exemplify all that is wonderful abut the dairy
industry. By their own admission, each girl drinks
plenty of milk and eats more than her share of cheese.
These are nice kids, and I would not want to write
anything to make them feel bad about themselves, but
in this case, I have an obligation to do so for the
sake of their cardiovascular systems.
Visit the website: http://www.lancasterfarming.com
Midway down the LEFT column, there is a heading:
County Dairy Princesses
Click on that link and you'll see all thirty princesses
posing in their gowns and tiaras. Do you see something
terribly wrong with the photograph, as I immediately did?
In the lower right part of the photo there is a hidden
icon that allows you to enlarge the photo. Move your cursor
a bit and you'll find it. Look at the flabby shoulders.
Young girls should have petite arms. Most of these ladies
do not. I do not manipulate the sad truth. A photo tells
a thousand-word story.
It would be inappropriate to promote the stereotype that
female models should resemble strands of uncooked fettucini.
Neither should they be clinically bulimic. However, their
figures should more closely resemble hourglass timers than
Big Ben. Many of these Penn Stater girls have arms, thighs,
shoulders and torsos appropriate for Nittany Lion gridders.
More than half of the beauties have transcended the "zaftig"
category. These pretty young things are a bit overweight. I
feel bad for these Pennsylvania teenagers. They have been
deceived. They've been told that the consumption of dairy
products aids in weight loss. For these princesses, the
consumption of dairy has resulted in just the opposite.
The photograph of this year's dairy princesses is an
outrageously bad joke. Shame on the National Milk
Processors for creating and marketing their big fat lie.
Just for the heck of it...
I did a google search for: "Miss Soybean Princess."
Although I have heard the story of a princess sleeping
atop ten mattresses piled upon one soybean, I've never
before heard of a soybean princess. He is what I found:
Perhaps it's just my love of soybeans, but the above
photo, in my opinion, is all about what American youth
should look like. The dairy industry version has got it