Last updated on: 8/4/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Jacob Holm Nielsen, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Senior Scientist at the Department of Animal Product Quality at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Science
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Organically reared cows, which eat high levels of fresh grass, clover pasture and grass cover silage, produced milk which is on average 50% higher in vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), 75% higher in beta carotene (which our bodies convert to vitamin A) and two to three times higher in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthine than non-organic milk… Beta carotene, lutein, [and] zeaxanthine are recognised as an important part of a healthy diet.”

“Healthier Organic Livestock Products: Antioxidants in Organic and Conventional Produced Milk,” paper presented at the First Annual EU Project Quality Low Input Food and Soil Association Annual Conference, Jan. 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Research Director, Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • Former Senior Scientist, Department of Animal Product Quality, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University (Denmark), formerly the Danish Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Research Lecturer, The Institute of Dairy and Foods, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark, 1995-1996
  • Research Director, Milk and Egg Science Research Group, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Member, Committee of Senior Officials for Science and Technology (COST)
  • Participant, EU Project for Quality Low Input Food Supply Chain (QLIF)
Education:
  • PhD, Food Chemistry, The Institute of Dairy and Foods, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark, 1995
  • MSc, Membrane Physiology, The Institute of Dairy and Foods, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark, 1992
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Organic Milk Healthier Than Conventional Milk?