Last updated on: 1/16/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Stephen Walsh, PhD Biography

Title:
Science Coordinator at the International Vegetarian Union
Position:
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Dairy products are not the best source of calcium as they cause calcium losses at the same time as increasing calcium intake… Human use of dairy products is a recent and unnecessary development. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and root crops and low in salt provides the best path back to healthy bones.”

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Science Coordinator and Council Member, International Vegetarian Union, 2002-present
  • Secretary, International Vegetarian Union, 2004-present
  • Member, Board of Trustees, UK Vegan Society
  • Nutrition spokesperson, UK Vegan Society
  • Former Chair and Vice-Chair, UK Vegan Society
Education:
  • PhD, Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Drinking Milk the Best Way for People to Incorporate Calcium into Their Diet?
  2. Are There Associations between Milk and Cancer?
  3. Is Drinking Milk a Good Way to Build Strong Bones?