Thijs R. Klompmaker, a Dutch author, reported in his 2000 article "Excessive Calcium Causes Osteoporosis" published on his website:
Venezuela and Chile much less milk is consumed than in the U.S. [254
kilograms/year per capita], Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland... Chinese
consume very little milk (8 kg/year)...
countries where very little milk is consumed, on the average, [are]
Congo, Guinea, and Togo (6 kg/year)... In the Democratic Republic of
Congo, Liberia, Ghana, Laos and Cambodia even less milk is consumed
(average per capita is 1 to 3 kg a year!!)."
Bernie Thimian, a spokesperson for the Toronto Vegetarian Association, explained in her 2003 article "16 Reasons Why People Avoid Dairy Products" accessed on www.nomilk.com:
refrigeration came along, the vast majority of humans and animals on
the planet consumed little or no milk products. Most Asians (more than
1 billion), most Africans (almost a billion), and many other cultures
around the world still consume no dairy products."