Feb 16, 2020
- Protesters calling for Sen. Bernie Sanders to cut his support for the dairy industry crashed his Nevada rally on Sunday.
- One protester grabbed a microphone to say she was Sanders’ “biggest supporter” but pleaded that he “stop pumping up the dairy industry.”
- While she was speaking, three topless women took the stage with “let dairy die” written on their chests.
Business Insider – Topless protesters crashed the stage at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday.
The Democratic presidential hopeful was taking the microphone from his wife Jane when protesters took the stage.
One protester said:
“Bernie, I’m your biggest supporter, and I’m here to ask you to stop pumping up the dairy industry and to stop pumping up animal agriculture.”
A tweet with video from the event’s livestream tagged activist Priya Sawhney and animal-rights group Direct Action Everywhere.
Two topless protesters onstage appeared to have “LET DAIRY DIE” written on their chests. They also appeared to pour milk on themselves.
Sawhney said in a statement included in the release:
“I love Bernie, but we must hold abusive industries accountable, not shield and subsidize them.
“Animal farming is an industry which gives welfare payments to millionaires.
“People are fed up. Like the Sanders campaign itself, animal rights is a burgeoning mass movement.”
The same release cited their disagreement with Sanders’ “decades-long legislative history of protecting the dairy industry … ” Read more.
6 Reasons to Get More Dairy
WebMD – Here are six reasons you should include low-fat dairy foods in your diet:
Calcium and Protein
Some dairy items have impressive levels of two things many of us need more of: calcium and protein. I’m sorry to say that ice cream falls a bit short on these two nutrients, but low-fat milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and reduced-fat cheese pack a protein and calcium punch in every serving.
Just a cup of lite nonfat yogurt, for example, gives you a third of your daily recommended calcium intake, along with 17% of your estimated daily protein intake.
Researchers in Spain who studied more than 5,000 adults found that those who reported consuming the most low-fat dairy (mostly skim and reduced-fat milk) were 54% less likely to develop high blood pressure over a two-year period than those with the lowest intakes of low-fat dairy.
Calcium has been suspected of having an effect on blood pressure in the past. But the Spanish researchers found that only calcium from low-fat dairy products was related to a lower blood-pressure risk. The researchers suggested that this could have something to do with the proteins found in low-fat dairy (caseins and whey), which may have actions similar to those of blood pressure-lowering drugs.
In a recent review article, a researcher from the University of Alabama at Birmingham noted that although an analysis of overall calcium consumption has not linked calcium to greater weight loss, there is increasing evidence that calcium from dairy products may play a role in body-weight regulation. Read more.