Society The Government's Dairy Guidelines Are Racist

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  1. MMAPlaywright

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    Several members of the public called the government's dietary guidelines racist for historically endorsing milk, yogurt, and cheese as part of a nutritious diet, and recommended dropping dairy from the new version of the guidelines set to be released next year.

    "The vast majority of people of color in this country are intolerant of lactose and yet, because they think they have to eat this stuff, they go out and eat it and get sick," Milton Mills, a physician from Gilead Medical Group in Washington, D.C., said in a public meeting Thursday. "It is outrageous to have a committee that does not reflect the American population."

    Mills said he was originally speaking to call out the "racism that is inherent in the U.S. dietary guidelines," but upon seeing the committee lacking any minorities, he understood why it was a problem.

    "This committee bears no relationship to the general makeup of the American populace," he said. "As nonminority members, I should think you'd be embarrassed looking around this table."

    Mills made the comments in a public meeting about potential changes to the government's dietary guidelines. The meeting, held by the dietary guidelines advisory committee, is one of several steps that help the committee craft a report for the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. Agency officials review the report, and ultimately decide whether to make changes to the government's guidelines about healthy eating.

    Dotsie Bausch, an Olympic silver medalist in cycling and the executive director of Switch4Good, a dairy-free advocacy group, called the "destructiveness" of dairy "multilayered."

    "Sixty-five percent of the global population is lactose intolerant according to the National Institute(S) of Health," Bausch said. "This number is even higher in the nonwhite populations. Why on earth does the USDA have a food category on the dietary guidelines for Americans that makes over half of us sick, uncomfortable, and unable to breathe?"

    The 20 committee members charged with advising the government on the proposed 2020 guidelines heard from 76 people, who offered their opinions and suggestions along with scientific evidence in three-minute increments.

    The guidelines detail healthy eating, promote nutritious habits, and provide advice about how to reduce risk of chronic disease. They've been released every five years since 1990 and touch many parts of American lives, including school lunches and food labels.

    "We need to remove dairy as a food group," said Amie Hamlin, from the Coalition for Healthy School Food, which advocates for plant-based diets in schools. "Research shows that milk does not build strong bones. Humans simply have no need for milk past the age of weaning."

    Scientists speculate that some ethnicities break down lactose at different rates than others. However, scientists are unsure if someone's production of lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose, is an adaptation based on the foods that person grew up eating or because of a biological mechanism.

    Commenters, who came from a wide variety of professions, discussed other contentious topics such as veganism, low-carbohydrate diets, obesity, the role of sugar and carbohydrates in Type 2 diabetes, and increased cancer risk from the consumption of processed meats. The most frequently mentioned dietary scapegoat, however, was dairy.

    A representative from the National Dairy Council was one of the few defenders of dairy at the meeting, bringing up products' high calcium, vitamin D, and potassium content.

    "Milk, cheese, and yogurt contribute nutritional value to food supply," said Jill Nicholls, on behalf of the council. "Dairy nutrients continue to support growth and development, including building strong bones. Dairy foods are appealing, accessible, and affordable."
     
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  2. sparkuri

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    Commercial dairy is no good for you.
     
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  3. Toelocku

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    Duh milk is the official drink of the alt right Nazis
     
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  4. jason73

    jason73 there are levels to this shit
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    not true. i barely drink milk
     
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  5. Toelocku

    Toelocku Nationalist Populist

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    Literally Hitler!
     
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  6. Hi Monkey

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    TLDR some people are too stupid to realize certain foods don't agree with them. So.. the nanny state must protect them.... from stupidity.
     
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    For me, it's full fat dairy...

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  8. Hwoarang

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    I agree that dairy shouldn't be on government nutrition guidelines but it's not race issue, it's just further corruption.
    Most giant corporations lobby the government to push their agenda on the people.
    Whether it's Monsanto with their gmo's and pesticides, communication companies and 5g, big pharma pushing opiods and over vaccinations, big tobacco, online data collection, kellogs and nestle pushing that processesed grains are healthier than fresh fruit and vegetables, weapons companies lobbying for perpetual war because it's good for business. So too does Big Dairy, and they've been damn successful at it too.
     
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  9. MYK5

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    How so?
     
  10. conor mcgregor nut hugger

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    I usually carry around a half gallon container of milk and chug it in front of minorities just to shock them

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  11. sparkuri

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    The good probiotics you might get from farm milk, like goats etc., is non-existent.
    Commercialized milk doesn't contain good probiotics to balance the good/bad bacteria in your gut.
    Now like everything else, it's primarily a filler; best to leave it out of your diet entirely, and your kids after toddler age.
     
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  12. Never_Rolled

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    Read the new studies on probiotics. Hint: they don't colonize in the stomach. Waste of money. I believe there is only one company that makes yogurt with actual live cultures. If it's live that means it's tart. Most people aren't going to like that. If it has a sugary taste there are no live cultures present.
     
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    You're preaching to the choir
     
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  14. Kneeblock

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    As an African American who's lactose intolerant, I say we nuke France for all their buttery cream assaults on freedom.
     
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  15. ConorMcGregorsBeard

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    The dairy guidelines are racist as fuck. They're also classist and exclude people based on political affiliation.

    As far as I can tell gluten intolerance only afflicts upper middle class, white people who politically lean left of center. Guess what makes up most of the food pyramid? Government, always keeping those well off, white people down.
     
  16. KWingJitsu

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    How bizarre lol.
     
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