Segments in this Video

Milk: a Disputed Product (02:17)


For decades, milk has been presented as a healthy part of our diet, but its image is faltering. Critics site milk as the cause of several civilization diseases.

Milk Processing (03:32)

Farmers deliver 40 tankers of milk to a Laïta plant every day where it undergoes several processing stages; the milk is made into cheese, milk powder, yogurt, and butter. Dominique Chargé believes the milk controversy is over-hyped.

Milk Processing Safety (04:43)

A specialist states that processing is problematic for the human digestive system and the cause of food intolerance. Nutritionist Prof, Lecerf denounces claims of negative health effects and supports the recommendation of three daily servings.

Conventional Milk Production (04:14)

Germany and France are Europe's leading dairy producers. Dairy farmers use high yield cows and concentrated feed. They maximize bovine welfare to increase production; control mechanisms improve milk quality.

Milk Quality (04:19)

The head doctor at the Paracelsus Klinik criticizes dairy products; milk has fundamentally changed. An organic dairy farmer discusses production and health.

Organic Milk and Food Intolerance (08:26)

A cow's diet affects milk composition. Many people suffer from lactose intolerance. Problems with dairy products may be an allergic reaction. Findings indicate that dairy products weaken the immune system.

Milk Consumption (05:01)

For decades, milk has been presented as a healthy part of our diet and particularly recommended for children. Critics negate claims of health benefits and cite adverse reactions; proponents disagree. Experts discuss calcium and osteoporosis.

Swedish Cohort Study (04:21)

Data suggests those who drink high quantities of milk have increased risks of breaking bones and early death; the study differentiates between milk and fermented milk products. Nutrition institutes maintain that milk provides health benefits.

Study Generalization (03:02)

Drawing final conditions on complex foods is difficult; only metastudies have significance in the professional field. Doctors that discourage milk consumption rely on patient therapy experiences.

Milk Critic (03:29)

A science journalist aims to reveal connections between food science and the food industry. He believes the Pasteur Institute is not financially independent and is critical of Prof. Lecerf.

Disease and Milk Consumption (05:03)

Prof. Bodo Melnik suggests that milk activates two growth signals. He discusses links between milk consumption and various ailments. Most nutrition scientists reject Melnik's theory.

Is Milk Healthy? (03:37)

Inconclusive studies and contradictory verdicts leave consumers questioning whether to believe scientists or doctors; nutrition is separate from ideology. Consumers have a positive image of milk.

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Milk: Facts, Figures and Beliefs

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For decades, milk has been synonymous with a healthy diet. This documentary examines the truth of this notion. Microbiologists and doctors explain the difference between traditional and industrial milk production. What we call ‘milk’ is not necessarily what we think it is. Industrial production exposes a vicious circle: increased efficiency through concentrated feed leads to diseases in cows that are treated with antibiotics leaving drug residues in the milk. There are increasing concerns that modern milk may be the reason for allergies, intolerances, even cancer.

Length: 53 minutes

Item#: FMK212802

ISBN: 978-1-64867-994-0

Copyright date: ©2017

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