A trio of doctors shout over the US Department of Agriculture's recommended daily intake of ice cream, cheese, milk and more.
The USDA's recently recommended daytime supplement of dairy, which causes indigestion in about a quarter of Americans who are lactose intolerant, is the basis for a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the USDA by three doctors, who everyone asks the question: why so much dairy when so many do not have it?
As reported in The Washington Post, the trial claims that the three-day standard for dairy products is contrary to current scientific and medical knowledge, harming lactose intolerant Americans. The suit suggests that the USDA is looking at the interests of the meat and dairy industries rather than the health of Americans.
"The USDA's conflict of interest is perhaps best illustrated by the statement that" most individuals would benefit from increasing their intake of dairy products, & # 39; even if there is no convincing evidence that this is true & # 39 ;, Donald Forrester, a physician in the Sacramento family and one of the three physicians who agreed with the Medical Committee for Responsible Medicine, a non-profit organization that promotes a plant-based diet, told the newspaper.