Bubba Ditches Milk (and Meat)


In 1996, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing  Service and  the National Fluid Milk Processing Board   convinced President Bill Clinton and Senator Robert  Dole to pose for a Milk Mustache Advertisement.  The government  agency  that develops our National Dietary Guidelines also helps an industry market its commercial food product.  This same agency also purchases any surplus dairy products for its supplemental food programs. 

It’s quite hard to understand why the USDA was ever chosen to be the agency in charge of guiding the nutrition practices of America.  The USDA’s role in promoting farmers and ranchers clearly presents a conflict of interest.  Shouldn’t the job of developing the National Dietary Guidelines be given solely to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)? 

 If Bill Clinton was President in 2013, he might be inclined to work on moving dietary guideline responsibilities from the USDA to the DHHS?

 Bill Clinton has essentially been a vegan since 2010.  After his second stent surgery, he decided to cut out meat, dairy and added oils.  He was inspired to do so after investigating the research conducted by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. and Dr. Dean Ornish.

 Regardless of what you think about Bill Clinton’s political views, you must admit that the man is no dummy.  He would not make such significant dietary changes without sufficient evidence to show that such a behavioral change would greatly reduce his risk for developing clogged coronary arteries.

He wouldn’t change his diet on a whim.  The Bill Clinton of 2013 would surely refuse any offer to wear a milk mustache again.

 I encourage you to investigate the work of Dr. Esselstyn Jr. and Dr. Ornish..  You’ll come to the same conclusion as President Clinton.  Cow’s milk is for baby cows – not for baby or adult humans.


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