A Conversation for Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

Peer Review: A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States - A87920535
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

I couldn't stand it. The sight of white supremacists boasting about their milk-drinking prowess provoked me to write this guide entry.

I didn't manage to work in the Barbie 'Got Milk' costume. Do google 'Barbie Got Milk'. The costume is worth the trip.

Anyway, this is more than you ever wanted to know on this subject unless you are a dairy farmer. I hope it's entertaining.

Full disclosure: I am lactose intolerant, and can't drink whole milk, but love cheese.

smiley - dragon


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SashaQ - happysad

Thank you for this Entry - this topic has long been a gap in the Guide and you've tackled it in style smiley - ok Great introductory paragraphs - superb linkage to other Guide Entries smiley - ok

I found the first youtube video a bit strange - sort of inverse automatic subtitles, that the text came first and then the audio was added, and it doesn't appear to be totally linked to its own title... I like how it is just reporting the news, though.

Love that heading 'Moo' smiley - laughsmiley - ok

"druggist" is a fascinating word - causes me to muse on the negative connotations of 'drug' versus the positive connotations of 'medicine' and the links between the two... Interesting about 'Thatcher the Milk Protector' - Quite the saga indeed!

Some of those Carnation adverts are rather disturbing! Fascinating what the advertisers thought would sell the product smiley - laugh My favourite milk advert is Accrington Stanley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6HWNzzR070 - textbook Scouse smiley - laugh 'Exakhly!'

I 'like' that Lever Brothers margarine advert - fascinating that the 'buzzwords' such as 'unsaturated' have been around for longer than I thought...

The Entry has great flavour smiley - ok I'm very grateful for milk, as I live squarely inside the UCL map of lactose persistence so it keeps me going when the going gets tough smiley - biggrinsmiley - milk


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks for reading, Sasha. smiley - smiley I appreciate the comments - and that video! smiley - laugh That kid is so cute...

That first video *is* strange - it uses a computer-generated voice, I believe. But I couldn't find another link that didn't include analysis or a strong bias.


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

A great Entry! smiley - biggrin

I would only appreciate a translation to reasonable measurements in the list at the bottom.smiley - winkeye


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I was waiting for somebody to say that. smiley - rofl

I'll get to that this afternoon - I didn't have time before, and then I forgot, so thanks for the reminder! smiley - hug


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Extremely reasonable measurements now included.smiley - whistle


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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent smiley - ok That is good to clarify the number of litres, as I was thinking of Imperial gallons rather than US gallons.

I like the metric cow with 4 stomachs smiley - laugh


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Much thanks to SashaQ and Tavaron for help with the mathematical quandaries thrown up by US measurements. smiley - winkeye We'll all be on the lookout for those differently-measured gallons now, too. smiley - laugh


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - rofl that clarifies everything, thank you


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Post 10

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - hug (Where's our cow smiley?)


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - milk sorry you can't drink it, it's a staple of my diet and I have a fright if I think I am about to run out. My older daughter is lactose-intolerant so I have to be careful what I bake for her. Lemon meringue pie goes down a treat. I once heard that 99% of Asians are lactose-intolerantsmiley - yikes

smiley - cheers


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

That sounds about right. I had a lot of Asian students who made faces at the mention of pizza...

I'm not as bad as some - if it's cooked, it's okay, some cheeses are okay - but I won't drink whole milk unless I'm also eating a bowl of very spicy chili. smiley - winkeye

My mom's family avoided milk. My dad drank it by the quart.

I'm suspecting our Native American ancestors caught up with us. smiley - whistle


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Congratulations!


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Post 15

bobstafford

This entry reminded me of the free school milk ration in the UK

Every primary school had a daily delivery of creates of milk little bottles of about a third of a pint.
If you liked milk it was good stuff, and there was always an over supply as some did not like it.
The favorite game was seeing who could drink it fastest.

Good interesting entry well donesmiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Aha, milk chugging, competitive! smiley - biggrin


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Post 17

bobstafford

And it was good, you cant beat milk!


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SashaQ - happysad

Yeah! smiley - milksmiley - biggrin Congratulations!

Yes, my mum used to get the milk in school - she didn't like it when it was warm in summer so she would give it away to other people, but in winter when it was ice cold other people didn't like it so they gave it to her and she loved it!

Her first wage packet went on a fridge so she could have 'Nice Cold Ice Cold Milk' whenever she wanted! I'm grateful for my fridge, too, because I am not a fan of warm milk either. I do like hot chocolate made with hot milk, though smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Best milk I ever tasted was hot goat's milk with sugar on the island of Samothraki. smiley - smiley


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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - biggrin

I tried Sheep's Yoghurt recently, and it was a good experience - the taste was very nice, and it was just the texture was a bit firmer than I like so I was glad I tried it but it won't tempt me away from my usual brand smiley - ok


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