According to Bloomberg, we're throwing a lifeline to the dairy insutry by flooding our schools with milk. I've studied this issue and have two concerns. One is the milk the children usually choose is chocolate or strawberry, which are loaded with sugar. The other is what the NIH says about lactose intolerance:
Approximately 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy. Lactose intolerance in adulthood is most prevalent in people of East Asian descent,
affecting more than 90 percent of adults in some of these communities. Lactose intolerance is also very common in people of West African, Arab, Jewish, Greek, and Italian descent.
The prevalence of lactose intolerance is lowest in populations with a long history of dependence on
unfermented milk products as an important food source. For example, only about 5 percent of people of Northern European descent are lactose intolerant.
I don't know what to say except it sounds like what we're doing with coal. Am I wrong?