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February 09, 2020 - Centre for Nutrition Studies

How to Replace Dairy Products With Plant-Based Foods

How to Replace Dairy Products With Plant-Based Foods
Baked squash, pumkin seed, yogurt breakfast Credit: Daiya Foods

Why Is There So Much Misinformation Around Dairy? Those “Got Milk?” ads were one example of how, for decades, the federal government has helped sustain the dairy industry by convincing people to drink more milk.

The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic due to poor diet. While much of the focus has been on sugary drinks and fast food, dairy foods often get a pass. The dairy industry, propped up by government, has convinced us of the health benefits of milk and other dairy products. During the 1990s and early 2000s, it was impossible to open up a magazine without seeing the milk-mustache face of a celebrity. The “Got Milk?” ads helped drive demand for dairy products at a time when milk consumption was at its lowest point in decades.

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