- Anyone who doesn t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. - Albert Einstein Sooner or later everyone sits down to aMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 25, 2013View Source
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small
matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
- Albert Einstein
"Sooner or later everyone sits down
to a banquet of consequences."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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A recent study in Nutrition Today had me laughing
with frustration after discovering a lack of ethics.
So-called "independent" and "unbiased" dairy research
does not occur when the senior researcher, in this
case Erin Quann, is employed by the dairy industry.
In this case, Dr. Q is employed by the National Dairy
Are they kidding me? Ok, at least the study was
independently funded, right? Wrong.
The study was paid for by MilkPEP, also known as
the Milk Processor Education Fund.
Researchers intended to discover the impact on milk
drinking in school kids when chocolate milk is
removed from their options. Here is what they found:
"The amount of milk sold on days that only white
milk was offered was 26.0% lower, and consumption
was 37.4% lower.
Why would consumption be lower? Because kids discarded
their unfinished cartons of milk! Researchers actually
discovered after hiding behind cafeteria drapes:
"Approximately a quarter (25.4%) of milk purchased
was discarded even when flavored milk was offered.
Eleven percent more milk was discarded when only
white milk was offered than when both flavored and
white milk were offered."
The first part of their conclusion fueled my final
"Because lower milk intake could result in a reduction
in essential nutrient intake..."
Their parting words of ignorance:
"Removing flavored milk from schools had significant
unintended consequences on children's milk consumption,
which could negatively impact nutrient intake and
should be further evaluated."
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"Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth."
"Consequences are unpitying."
- George Eliot