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

Recently, in the most up-to-date social pursuits round nutrients, 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 about antibiotic residue have additionally caused shoppers to question no matter if the milk they drink every day is actually reliable for them.

In Nature's excellent Food Melanie Dupuis illuminates those questions by means of telling the tale of ways american citizens got here to drink milk. We find out how cow's milk, which was once linked to micro organism and sickness turned a staple of the yank vitamin. alongside the way in which we stumble upon nineteenth century evangelists who have been confident that cow's milk was once definitely the right meals 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 interesting, Nature's excellent Food would be the regular paintings at the heritage of milk.

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