I hope this lady has had nothing but whole milk to eat or drink, or her suit against the dairy industry for gaining 3 pounds is all but cow flop.
Wait, what am I saying? It’s cow flop regardless, since anyone with the merest tittle of sense knows that eating or drinking anything enough will cause you to gain weight. Did the woman suing exercise properly? Did she engage in other proper and healthy eating practices?
Is she, as I suspect, an idiot?
The lawsuits filed yesterday charged that the dairy industry’s weight-loss campaign is based solely on studies conducted by Michael B. Zemel, a professor of nutrition and medicine at the University of Tennessee. His objectivity is “compromised,” the lawsuits say, because his research is funded by the dairy industry.
In an interview, Zemel did not dispute that he has accepted nearly $1.7 million in research grants since 1998 from the National Dairy Council. But he added: “The notion of my work being tainted because of my funding source is ridiculous. You’d have to be a fool — and a career-ending fool — to let your funding source dictate your results.”
With logic like this, the woman might just as well sue her lawyers for representing cases and causes like her own because her funding makes their support suspect and tainted. What is it about the 21st century that has increased the visibility of tools such as Catherine Holmes? Is it the internet? Is it our increased global awareness? Or is it just a genetic coincidence that appalling, narcicistic nimrods have the loudest voices?