Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biography

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

“Consuming milk and milk products provides health benefits—people who have a diet rich in milk and milk products can reduce the risk of low bone mass throughout the life cycle. Foods in the milk group provide nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body. These nutrients include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein.”

“Inside the Pyramid: Milk – Health Benefits and Nutrients,” www.usda.gov (accessed Mar. 19, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

The department of the United States government responsible for oversight of the nation’s agricultural practices and products.

Mission:

“USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.”

“Mission Statement,” www.usda.gov (accessed Mar. 19, 2007)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Organic Milk Healthier Than Conventional Milk?
  2. Is Organic Milk Healthier Than Conventional Milk?
  3. Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?