Last updated on: 1/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Bernie Thimian Biography

Title:
Spokesperson for the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA)
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Human beings have no nutritional requirements for the processed milk from the udder of a cow… Dairy products are high in fat and like all animal fats very high in saturated fats… [and] cow’s milk, like all animal products, also contains cholesterol.”

“16 Reasons Why People Avoid Dairy Products,” 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Spokesperson, Toronto Vegetarian Association
  • Past President, Mississauga Vegetarian Association
  • Invited Speaker, International Vegan Festival, 1995
  • Owner, One Step Closer, a distributor of vegetarian merchandise
  • Designated as a Competent Toastmaster (CTM), a skilled public speaker, by Toastmasters International
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Which Cultures Do Not Consume Significant Quantities of Milk?