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Whole Milk Mounts Its Triumphant Comeback

Written by: Sarah Novak   |   October 7, 2021


When I was forwarded an article from a good friend (thanks Chad) and saw the headline – Whole Milk Mounts it’s Triumphant Comeback “Hot girls are ditching the alternatives and are going back to basics,” I figured I needed to read this. My first thought was, some of us never left whole milk (or dairy products in general), so I guess I’m not a hot girl???

As I read the article, I was shaking my head enthusiastically YES! “Whole milk stays true to what we were told as children: calcium is good for you” – really couldn’t agree more. It gets better, Caroline Hess, who happens to be a cheese expert said “consumers were fed this lie…if you cut dairy from your diet you will have more energy, clearer skin, and you will never ever fart ever again. But the case against dairy ignores many of the complexities of our food system, and I think people are starting to realize that.” AMEN to that my new favorite cheese expert (who I now follow on Instagram)!

After so many articles, movies and social media posts about how bad dairy can be, it’s nice to see that people are really starting to question those reports. One of the great things I get to do on behalf of the animal feed industry is serve on the Animal Ag Alliance board. One of the many great things the Alliance does is safeguard the future of animal agriculture and its value to society by bridging the communications gap between the farm and food communities. Their motto is simple – connect, engage, protect and I’m proud to say I support their work on a personal level as well as a professional level.

Next time you add that milk to your morning coffee or eat that dish of ice cream, be sure to tell others, it’s ok to like dairy products – you never stopped liking them!

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