When Did Milk Become Bad for You?

In my latest Townhall column, I expand upon my earlier blog which questioned whether milk really is bad for us. Recent studies say that it is, and that everything we ever learned about milk being good for our bones is wrong. It’s getting so difficult to keep track of what foods are good for you today and which aren’t. Today, milk is bad for you, tomorrow, it might be good for you again.

But beyond whether it is so terrible for you that it should be banned from school lunches, there is, of course, a government element to the story. The government likes to control our diets by controlling the supply of certain foods, such as milk:

“Advocacy groups and nanny-state politicians have for decades tried to control us through our diets. But they don’t just try to control us by telling us what we should or should not eat, they also control the very supplyof food.

“For milk, the government subsidizes the dairy industry and sets production limits, which means taxpayers and consumers are paying more for a gallon of milk than they should be.

“And the current version of the farm bill will make such market distortions even worse. The new Dairy Management Supply Program will set milk prices and effectively tax dairy farmers if prices fall below those price controls. The government will then use that tax money to purchase products, controlling the supply.

“Dairy farmers are not happy about this, and are meeting with members of Congress this month in order to discuss their issues with the farm bill. Wonderful. We know what that will mean: dairy farmers will receive special consideration and carve-outs within the farm bill, further muddling the bill and promoting corporate welfare.”

You can read the full article here.

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