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Emil Q. Javier, PhD Biography

Former President of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) (Philippines)
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“American women aged 50 and older who consume more cow’s milk and dairy products per person than the rest of the world have one of the highest rates of hip fractures. The only countries with higher hip fracture rates are Australia, New Zealand and those in Europe where they consume even more milk than the United States. Evidence for this was provided by Yale University School of Medicine researchers who summarized the data on protein consumption and bone fracture rates from 34 separate surveys in 16 countries…

Further support for the strong association between milk consumption and osteoporosis was provided by a study of 1,000 women aged 64 and up over a seven-year period conducted by scientists from the University of California at San Francisco… The women with the highest ratio of animal protein to plant protein had 3.7 times more bone fractures than the women with lowest ratio. Likewise, the women with the high ratio lost bone almost four times as fast as the women with the lowest ratio.

These observations therefore contradict the common wisdom that protein-rich foods especially milk protect our bones.”

“Whole Foods and Plant-Based Diets for Longer Healthier Lives (Part III),” Manila Bulletin, Apr. 8, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member of the Board, Del Monte Philippines, Inc., 2007-present
  • Member of the Board, Centro Escolar University (Philippines), 2002-present
  • Chair, Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines
  • Senior Scientific Advisor, Biotech Coalition of the Philippines
  • Advisor pro bono to the Secretary, Department of Agriculture (Philippines)
  • Former President, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) (Philippines)
  • Former Chair, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Rome (Italy)
  • 17th President, University of the Philippines, 1993-1999
  • Former Director-General, Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center, Taiwan
  • Fellow, International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), The Hague (Netherlands), 1986-1989
  • Minister for Science (Philippines), 1981-1986
  • Former Head, National Science and Development Board (Philippines)
  • Chancellor, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 1979
  • Founding Director, Institute of Plant Breeding (Philippines), 1975
  • Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 1959-1962
  • PhD, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, 1969
  • MS, Agronomy, University of Illinois, date unknown
  • BS, cum laude, Agriculture, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 1960
  • Full name is Emil Quinto Javier
  • Born on Sep. 11, 1940 in the Philippines
  • Recipient, TOFIL Award for Science and Technology, 2002
  • Recipient, Major Outstanding Alumnus Award, University of the Philippines Alumni Association, 2000
  • Recipient, ASEAN Meritorious Service Award for Science and Technology, 1995
  • Recipient, TOYM Award for Agriculture, 1975
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