Sorry you have been misinformed, cows milk is not good. Wasteful in resources and of the drinker's bone. http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyle/nutrition/diet-and-bone-health.aspx
Some story and brief scenario presentation at Vegan Eye: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5158538349
Yep. Milk sucks. http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/dairy-industry.aspx
PETA have their own radically extremist agenda. You are also, possibly willfully, choosing to overlook that a very large number of humans have evolved beyond lactose intolerance.
Lastly, what of mothers whose offspring start teething at a very early age? A child can be past the stage where needed antibodies are passed to them through the mother's milk, but still in a situation where they will best digest the proteins introduced here by genetic modification.
In any case, for people like myself, I prefer to translate the PETA acronym as People for the Eating of Tasty Animals; there's nothing quite like a perfectly cooked slab of dead animal.
- Excuse me, we Chinese haven't 'evolved' and this discussion is about China. :) Different people have different definitions of 'a very large number', but I don't consider one-third of the world's population particularly large.
- They can use soya milk, which is like cow's minus the increased risks of allergies, heart diseases, obesity, malnutrition and osteoporosis.
Sorry if I'm being too blunt, but the lies about milk being good leaves no grounds for AGF.
Biased vegetarian website. Also, milk tastes great, especially with chocolate, and so do diary products.
What's bias? Governments who waste money subsidising the livestock industry - and the industry itself? Or vegetarian websites that have no CoIs whatsoever in relation to the milk industry?
P.S. There's no accounting for tastes... :P
Governments waste and make money no matter who's right, in the end. If it were true that cow milk was bad, that would be an excellent excuse to tax the crap out of it and make even more money, like they do with cigarettes. Of course you can't trust the industry, but you can't trust a vegan organization either; their credibility and, by extension, their survival both depend on their version of events being true. Best you can do is trust universities, who get enough money that no matter what they do, in the end, it doesn't matter what's right since they're still getting subsidized and leeching off of students. You can always trust in greed.
Yeah, like the greedy universities who get money from Monsanto. I trust them completely over healthy vegans.