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Should humans drink cow’s milk?

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

The consumption of cow’s milk is in decline as lactose intolerance does for dairy what gluten intolerance has done to bread. But if you are northern European, you are genetically modified to consume milk

It is said that the average person consumes 144 pints of cow’s milk a year, but 40% of that is poured on to cereal. The definition of what an average person is seems to include 60% who are children. But what was once touted as the one-stop supplier of most nutrients is going out of fashion – Americans drink 37% less milk than they did in the 1970s, and in the UK dairy consumption overall has fallen by a third in the past 20 years.

Milk is increasingly getting a bad press. What gluten intolerance did for bread, lactose intolerance is doing to milk. A recent blog suggested: “Maybe people are drinking less milk because it is poisonous to many of us.”

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