walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Funny quote about the dairy industry

On the one hand, a lot of my ancestry worked as dairymen. On the other hand, I'm allergic to milk products. Let's just say I love a good quote that takes a poke at the dairy industry.

This is from "Fat Under Fire" in the May 2014 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by Center for Science in the Public Interest. The article is an interview with Martijn Katan of the Vrije Universiteit and he is being quoted.

Interviewer asks: "Are some researchers intent on showing that saturated fat does not cause heart disease?"

Katan replies: "Unfortunately, yes. In November 2008, the global dairy industry held a meeting in Mexico City where they decided that one of their main priorities was to "neutralize the negative impact of milkfat by regulators and medical professionals." In my experience, people who work for dairy companies are very competent, highly motivated, and hardworking, and they really believe in milk. When they set out to do something, they get it done."

I _love_ it when the set up is a sincere, detailed and believable compliment which makes the punchline that much more powerful.
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