Ronald Reagan is known for many things: the actor turned President ended the Cold War and started the "War on Drugs." But did you know that Reagan also declared July National Ice Cream Month?
Lots of us are lactose intolerant - up to 70%, depending on your ethnicity! Yet the dairy industry has such a powerful promotional arm (assisted, ironically, by the USDA) that most of us are still convinced that this product that's laden with pus, antibiotics, fat, and growth hormones, seems to promote the growth of certain cancer cells and which leaches calcium from bones is good for us. Dodo readers, IT ISN'T!! If you don't believe me, read more here.
But aside from countless health issues, there is a second reason why dairy does not deserve its own holiday--and that, of course, is the suffering of cows.
Quite simply, behind every scoop of ice cream, you'll find this: