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H. Douglas Goff, PhD Biography

Professor of Food Science at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"

“The role of milk in nature is to nourish and provide immunological protection for the mammalian young. Milk has been a food source for humans since prehistoric times; from human, goat, buffalo, sheep, yak, to the focus of this section – domesticated cow milk (genus Bos). Milk and honey are the only articles of diet whose sole function in nature is food. It is not surprising, therefore, that the nutritional value of milk is high.”

“Dairy Chemistry and Physics,” Dairy Science and Technology website (accessed Feb. 22, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, 1998-present
  • Recipient, Ontario Agricultural College Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, 2004
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Food and Nutritional Services, University College Cork, Ireland, 2003-2004
  • Recipient, G.P. McRostie Faculty Award, 2003
  • Recipient, Kraft Foods Teaching Award from the American Dairy Science Association, 2000
  • Senior Visiting Scientist at Unilever Research Colworth Laboratory in Sharnbrook, United Kingdom, 1998
  • Associate Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, 1992-1998
  • Visiting Professor, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, 1997
  • Recipient, Ontario Agricultural College Distinguished Faculty Extension Award, 1997
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, 1987-1992
  • Develops and maintains the “Dairy Science and Technology Education Series” website
  • Member, Centre for Food and Soft Material Science, University of Guelph
  • PhD, Food Science, Cornell University, 1988
  • MS, Dairy Science, Cornell University, 1984
  • BSc, Dairy Science, University of Guelph, 1982
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?
  2. What Kinds of Milk Do Humans Consume?
  3. What Is Milk?
  4. What Vitamins and Minerals Does Milk Provide?
  5. What Is Homogenization?