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For over a century, America's food experts have heralded milk as "nature's ideal food," as "indispensable" and "the so much entire food." those milk "boosters" have ranged from shopper activists, to govt nutritionists, to the yank Dairy Council and its ubiquitous milk moustache advertisements. identical to milk as healthy and body-building has a protracted heritage, yet is it accurate?

Recently, in the most recent social events round nutrition, milk has misplaced desire. Vegan anti-milk rhetoric portrays the dairy as merciless to animals and milk as undesirable for people. lately, books with titles like, "Milk: The lethal Poison," and "Don't Drink Your Milk" have portrayed milk as poisonous and bad. Controversies over genetically-engineered cows and questions on antibiotic residue have additionally triggered shoppers to query no matter if the milk they drink every day is actually stable for them.

In Nature's ideal Food Melanie Dupuis illuminates those questions through telling the tale of ways americans got here to drink milk. We find out how cow's milk, which was once linked to micro organism and affliction turned a staple of the yank vitamin. alongside the best way we come across nineteenth century evangelists who have been confident that cow's milk was once the proper nutrients with divine homes, brewers whose tainted cow feed poisoned the milk offer, and casual wetnursing networks that have been destroyed with the onset of urbanization and industrialization. Informative and wonderful, Nature's ideal Food stands out as the commonplace paintings at the heritage of milk.

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