New Documentary Film ‘Got the Facts on Milk?'
- Tuesday, 30 August 2011
August 2011 - A new documentary film is asking Americans to question the deep-rooted belief in the health benefits of milk. Got the facts on Milk? traces the increasingly important role dairy has played in the U.S. food system, and explains why its consumption is fraught with high-stakes political, economic, ethical and environmental considerations.
Got the facts on Milk? examines the scientific research on dairy consumption and cancer, osteoporosis, weight gain, asthma, acne, hormones, early menstruation, as well as the prevalence of lactose intolerance in African Americans, Asian Americans and Indigenous Americans.
"This is the most hard-hitting documentary I could ever imagine attacking the dairy industry, and they deserve it all," said John McDougall, M.D., a physician and nutrition expert who appears in the film. Other medical and scientific authorities in the film include diet/health experts Jennifer K. Reilly, R.D.; Isabel Maples, M.Ed., R.D. and Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D.; nutritional researcher T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.; physicians Neal Barnard, M.D. and Joel Fuhrman M.D.; large animal veterinarian Mira L. McGregor, V.M.D.; environmental researcher Victor E Cabrera, Ph.D.; and physicist Noam Mohr...