What’s behind that glass of milk?
6th May 2013
ANUSHA NARAIN, What’s behind that glass of milk?
The Hindu, May 4, 2013
Nutritionally, we only need to look at what the cows eat, or at least are supposed to eat – greens! We can get our calcium, iron and other nutrients directly from leafy greens rather than making the cows chew them for us. This will be better for our health and the cows can be free. As the author points out, it will be economically and ecologically better for the country as well and help ensure that everyone gets better food. Especially nursing mothers, who need to eat well and stay strong so that they can give children the milk they really need – mother’s milk, and thereby introduce their kids to a wide variety of foods rather than using milk from another animal.
Even those who aren’t vegan can benefit from reducing dairy (especially unfermented dairy) in the diet.