On TOW, in the criticism section, it is mentioned that the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institute of Health recommends 1000mg of calcium daily for people between the ages of 19 to 50, but that studies (uncited) say that the human body can absorb only 550mg of calcium daily. This is actually accounted for in the NIH's recommendation. Their fact sheet on calcium says that only a percentage of intake is absorbed, and that the recommended intake is meant for ideal absorption. So, I've elected not to include that in the article, given that the criticism was uncited and accounted for anyways. Perhaps later I'll look for examples of the criticism from CAM sources and health idiots, but in the meanwhile the article will make no mention of some unsourced and apparently incorrect criticism found on Wikipedia.
I'd also like opinions and assistance on how to proceed with the promotion. For one, the US is hardly the only nation to promote milk consumption, but I'm mostly only familiar with US promotion of dairy. Second of all, I would need sources for criticism of that promotion, like reputable health agencies or publications saying that it might have a negative effect or overstated effect on people. There's at least one mention from Harvard against milk promotion, but I've lost track of it amidst my research.
It'd also be nice if more current writing on unpasteurized milk is available for citation. QuackWatch relies heavily on a 1984 court hearing for its page on the subject.--"Shut up, Brx." 19:07, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
- Also, I'm not finished yet. I just wanted to save it first in case I fucked something up. There's still more stuff I gotta read, and I aim to read it today and finish my work on the article today (unless you live in some crazy foreign time zone where today is about to end, in which case you'll have to wait until tomorrow)--"Shut up, Brx." 19:08, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
If there's not enough woo on this to merit an article per the mission, I would still recommend keeping it just because it answers relevant questions about milk all in one place, and more efficiently than most other sources. For example, the Wikipedia page on milk suffers from NPOV style and conversely also drive-by POV editing (see above for an example). It is also bogged down by details such as milk production per country as well as regional bottling practices- necessary for Wikipedia, but inconvenient for anyone desiring straightforward and well-cited information about milk and its supposed benefits or dangers.--"Shut up, Brx." 19:07, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Potential avenues of expansion
There may be need for coverage of lactose intolerance and hormone use to boost milk production. There's already the article on bovine growth hormone, but we can still use a subsection here. Here's a quackwatch article if somebody wants a place to start.--"Shut up, Brx." 21:13, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I changed some text from saying "(humans) sometimes drink the milk of animals such as cows, yaks, camels, and goats." to "sometimes drink the milk of other animals mainly cows, yaks, camels, and goats." As humans who are lactase persistent can drink milk from other species. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:03, 31 October 2015 (UTC)