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.”

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
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?