Last month, something unusual happened in the food industry.
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation – likely in hopes of boosting butter’s regard – funded a study about the popular lipid. But when the research was delivered it didn’t exactly paint butter in a favourable light.
The study’s findings – published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – established that even moderate levels of butter consumption could result in higher cholesterol. At the very least the study showed that butter raises blood cholesterol levels more than alternatives such as olive oil.
So a study about butter – funded by the butter industry – found that butter is bad for you.
If that sounds unlikely – that’s because it is.
‘It’s very rare for an industry-funded study to find something that goes against the interests of that industry’ said Marion Nestle – who is the Paulette Goddard professor in the department of nutrition – food studies and public health at New York University.
(ed:..not many people know this..but a number of yrs ago..the dairy industry (fonterra?) commissioned researchers at auckland university to experiment with dairy..to give fonterra scientific evidence of how good dairy is for you..(to aid their ‘healthy’ marketing-claims..)
..bad news for fonterra..the human-studies had to be pulled halfway thru..because of the scientifically-measured negative health implications/outcomes from consuming dairy..on the human subjects..
..so the study had to be stopped/pulled because of ethical reasons..the researchers could not continue to give subjects what would do them proven damage..
(don’t forget we are talking cheese/milk/dairy here..eh..?..not some experimental drug..)
..so i am not at all surprised research is now proving that dairy is really bad for you/humans..
..i am surprised it took so long..and how about the ‘ethics’ of fonterra..eh..?..scientific-proof years ago that their product is messing up peoples’ health..and they suppress it/sweep it under the carpet/stick it down the back of the filing cabinet..?
how is that not a huge bloody scandal..?
..that fonterra have known for yrs that the product they flog messes up consumers’ health..
..but still they peddle it..and here is the real bloody ‘rub’…
..they make claims of ‘healthy’ for their product..
..claims they know..because of that failed university experiment/research..
..that are a bunch of bloody lies..
..i hold them in as much contempt as i do peddlers of tobacco/alcohol..
..how could i/you not..?..given you now know what they have known/ignored for years..
..how they are making their customers sick..)