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Milk Industry In ‘Crisis

Fewer Americans Drink The White Stuff.

Dairy farmers, milk processors and grocery chains are fretting as fewer and fewer Americans drink milk, the Wall Street Journal reports. Falling consumer perception of milk’s nutritional value, the gain in popularity of other “health” drinks and a rising retail price of the long-touted staple are fueling the decline…….

….Skeptics have also taken to the big screen to investigate milk’s health benefits: A 2008 documentary entitled, “Got the Facts on Milk?” questions long-held assumptions about milk’s qualities. In the trailer, serious-looking experts attack these assumptions and the millions of dollars spent on advertising.

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RI Nutrition Housecalls

I was poking around the library the other day when I came across a milk documentary.  How I had not heard of this, I have no idea.  It’s no secret that I am anti-dairy, so I borrowed it, watched it, and loved it!  I have my list of favorite food/nutrition/health documentaries that I think everybody should see including:  Super Size MeForks over KnivesFat, Sick, and Nearly DeadKing Corn, and Food, Inc.  And now…. Got the Facts on Milk?

You may believe you have the facts on milk but there’s a good chance you don’t. 

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RAWORGANICVEGAN’s Blog

Ok gang, here goes.

This DVD “Got the facts on Milk? is a real eye
opener! I do know how big business propagates it’s bullpuckie (I cleaned this
one up!) just to sell it’s wares. I do know how much we are told what to think,
lies to justify those thoughts, marketing to make the product available 24/7,
and a price that is so flippin’ subsidized that we cannot afford NOT to purchase
it and get hooked for life! But, hey common everyone WAKE UP!!!!!

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Voice America Radio – The Ripple Effect with...

Does milk really do a body good? with Shira LaneShow picture

Join Kathryn as she interviews award winning filmmaker, Shira Lane. Shira’s film, Got the facts on Milk? The Milk Documentary, is an entertaining, award winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. Addressing myth, truth and all in-between, the film is a humorous yet shocking exposition that provokes serious thought about this everyday staple. The film raises questions about dairy’s role in cancer, osteoporosis, weight gain, asthma, acne, early menstruation, and more; covers the preponderance of lactose intolerance in communities of color, and explains why dairy consumption is fraught with high-stakes political, economic, ethical and environmental considerations.

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Buddhist Monks Consider the Elimination of Milk &...

Feature documentary on milk ‘Got the Facts on Milk?’ promotes increased interest in a non-diary diet among Buddhists and yoga practitioners.

Shira Lane- Labrong Monastery, ChinaShira Lane, director of the new documentary film ‘Got the Facts on Milk? – The Milk Documentary’ was in the rural town of Xi’ah’e meeting with Monks of the Labrang Monastery. The documentary film provides a candid look at the high-stakes political, economic, ethical and environmental issues involved with milk consumption.

The Labrang Monastery is home to 6 monastic colleges covering esoteric Buddhism, theology, medicine, astrology and law. Many Buddhist monks in the Himalayan region depend on a diet of yak milk, butter, and cheese due to the harsh winters and nomadic nature of Tibetan society. Lane presented the Monks with a copy of the film and discussed the potential hazards of milk consumption. The timing of Lane’s visit was particularly poignant given China’s rapidly increasing consumption of dairy products, which may have profound effects on the health of China’s population and the environment worldwide.

Although it is unclear whether Himalayan monks will universally remove diary from their diet, there is increased interest in a non-diary diet among Buddhists and yoga practitioners. In late November of this year the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery hosted a free public screening, of the film. After the screening, Monk and teacher Ven. Ajahn Guna, led the audience in chanting, including, “Milk Does a Body Bad”. This was followed by a Q&A with Director Shira Lane. Guna stressed the importance of awareness in connection to the food we consume and its wide-ranging spiritual and physical effects.

‘Got the Facts on Milk?’ is a feature documentary that has attracted considerable underground attention, as it goes behind the scenes of the ‘Got Milk’ campaigns and highlights shocking facts about milk that the dairy industry seems to sweep under the rug.

Currently the film can only be found on the film’s website milkdocumentary.com. Ven. Ajahn Guna, refers to the film as ‘an outstanding contribution to humanity’.

Press Release

San Francisco Chronicle

Buddhist Monks Consider the Elimination of Milk & Dairy

Feature documentary on milk ‘Got the Facts on Milk?’ promotes increased interest in a non-diary diet among Buddhists and yoga practitioners.

Shira Lane, director of the new documentary film ‘Got the Facts on Milk? – The Milk Documentary’ was in the rural town of Xi’ah’e meeting with Monks of the Labrang Monastery. The documentary film provides a candid look at the high-stakes political, economic, ethical and environmental issues involved with milk consumption.
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LA Talk Radio – Hill & Dale Show

Shira Lane, filmmaker/producer of the documentary Got the facts on Milk? tells us on the Hill & Dale Show how her own allergy to dairy products prompted her to research the subject.  Her documentary includes interviews with many medical and scientific experts who expose the link between eating dairy  products and cancer, osteoporosis, weight gain, asthma, acne, hormone imbalance and lactose intolerance

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LA Talk Radio

Vegetarians in Paradise

Zel and Reuben Allen:   Shira Lane is one of millions of people on the planet who suffers from lactose intolerance and/or other milk allergies. In her case her lactose intolerance led her to research the dietary effects of dairy products and motivated her to produce the film Got the Facts on Milk?(GTFO Milk?).

Shira decided to attack the Sacred Cow of dairy by throwing herself into a cross-country odyssey to discover what Americans understand about milk and how the monolithic dairy industry through its monumental advertising campaigns has shaped people’s positive attitudes toward milk products.

The film chronicles her road trip from LA LA Land (Hollywood) across the U.S. to Washington, D.C. to pose nutrition questions to the USDA about milk. In the course of her journey…Read More   

The Healthy Voyager

You may have seen me rave about Forks Over Knives and I love what that film has done and will do for the plant based health movement. And I’m sooooooooooo excited to announce my newest favorite in the very same movement, the Got the facts on Milk Documentary!!
It is funny, clever, entertaining and full of awesome information that will make any dairy enthusiast cringe. With scientific studies, information and testimonials from top doctors,
scientists and physicians, it is hard to deny the awful effects of dairy consumption. With a 95% health stance, and 5% mix of environmental and animal rights, anyone who is squeamish about animal rights slaughterhouse films can breath a sigh of relief as this isn’t that kind of film.
There are plenty of horrors in this film but they all come from facts and comments on how dairy consumption affects us, not from scary footage.  See More

The Yoga Dr.

Got the Facts on Milk for Yogis?
Although the classic texts of Yoga discourage consumption of meat, they’ve long promoted milk as as a proper source of nutrition for practicing aspirants. Read More