Heather Mills McCartney won’t drink her milk.
Today the UK-based health charity Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation (VVF) launched its White Lies campaign in order to raise awareness about the enormous health consequences of consuming dairy. The campaign launch included a public talk featuring Professor T. Colin Campbell of The China Study fame and others.
Heather Mills McCartney was also scheduled to speak, but cancelled due to fears that her recent break-up with Paul McCartney might take up more of the press’ attentions than the anti-dairy message. However, she is a huge supporter of the organization and the White Lies campaign. McCartney penned a letter to Health Secreatary Linda Hewitt asking that the Department of Health end its subsidization of milk for primary schools and offer plant-based alternatives instead. She also asked that the government include the pus content level on milk containers.
Early this afternoon, Juliet Gellatley, founder and director of VVF, hand delivered Mrs. McCartney’s letter and a copy of the White Lies report to the Department of Health office. The impressively extensive 40,000-word White Lies report includes over 200 references from the peer-reviewed scientific literature. The report describes the evidence linking a diverse range of health problems and diseases to dairy including some of the UK’s biggest killers such as heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and prostate cancer as well as osteoporosis, eczema, asthma, Crohn’s disease, colic, constipation and even teenage acne.