Last updated on: 1/21/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk contains a complete nutrient package of nine essential nutrients. In addition to being an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, it is a good source of vitamin A, protein and potassium. Dairy is doctor recommended. Dairy’s role in a healthy diet has long been established by the nutrition and science community. This includes the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health, the American Medical Association’s Council of Scientific Affairs and many other leading health organizations.”

E-mail to ProCon.org from the International Dairy Foods Association, Sep. 27, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

A trade organization representing the dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers

Mission:

“To be the premier organization committed to facilitating growth of the dairy industry by: providing strategic leadership to association members, government officials, customers and other audiences to promote full and open markets to maximize sales; leading and coordinating industry-wide consumer communications and marketing programs; leading and coordinating the elimination of trade barriers and opening of markets for U.S. products; providing proactive, effective member services in the legislative, regulatory, technical and educational arena; seeking the elimination of unnecessary regulations that impede member sales; and reducing government intervention in commercial markets.”

IDFA website (accessed Apr. 4, 2007)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?