Recently, I wrote a post in response to the Food Blogga’s blogging event to raise awareness of osteoporosis. Calcium consumption is critical to preventing the disease and milk is the food with the highest calcium content. That’s why my mom daily fed me milk and I daily feed my children milk. Milk is the only food we will run out to the store for at 9:00 at night. Yet, Saturday I realized that I take milk for-granted.
On Saturday, I went to the celebration of milk at the Cows on the Concourse events at the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square in Madison, WI. While I watched children pet dairy cows on the steps of the state capitol building, I talked with the “Moo Experts”, members of the dairy industry who volunteered their Saturday to educate Wisconsinites about the vital role milk plays in human health and the health of Wisconsin’s economy. “Milk is such a staple food,” I said, “Why do you have to promote it?” Their answers surprised me. And this morning when I was doing some web research to verify the moo experts’ comments, I was shocked.