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Ministry Dismisses Karavaki’s Milk Claim

The Ministry of Health has dismissed a claim that cow’s milk is not suitable for human consumption. SODELPA MP Semesa Karavaki claimed in Parliament “we were not made to drink
18 Nov 2015 12:07
Ministry Dismisses Karavaki’s Milk Claim

The Ministry of Health has dismissed a claim that cow’s milk is not suitable for human consumption.
SODELPA MP Semesa Karavaki claimed in Parliament “we were not made to drink animal milk because we are not animals.”
The ministry spokesperson says that milk is very much part of life and it is important for the growth of every baby.
“It is important for strong healthy bones,” the spokesperson said.

Nutrition facts
According to Nestle’s – family website medical research milk is known for its richness in calcium and thus it is important for our bones as it also contains nine other nutrients.
Milk contains protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fat.
The website says that protein in milk is important to fight diseases, renew cells, build muscles and maintain healthy hair and nails which is why we need enough proteins in our diet.
Milk is an important source of protein since each glass contains almost 8 grams.
Mr Karavaki had criticised the Ministry of Education’s allocated budget of $3.6million for the free milk programme for Year One students.
“If we were made to drink milk, then our children would be running after a mother cow to compete with a calf for its milk.”
He said the milk programme sounded so caring and good but it was clear indication of lack of knowledge in caring for the wellness of small children.
He said: “The money allocated should be used to teach children of the right diet for human beings.”
Mr Karavaki said through the Ministry of Education’s Free Milk Programme it is driving children to become victims of NCDs and cancer in the future.
Mr Karavaki said modern medical education need to be reviewed so that “we can understand our body and its function.”

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