Chinese Urged to Increase Milk Consumption

Chuck ZimmermanInternational, Nutrition

This was a surprise to me. The largest population in the world, China, is only consuming one-fifth of the world’s milk. Maybe we should export the “Happy Cow” ads to encourage the Chinese to drink more milk! Here’s the story from the Hindu News Update Service.Chinese Babies

China’s per capita milk consumption is only 21.7 litres or a fifth of the world average, resulting in slower growth of babies above one year old, the state media reported. “Chinese babies up to 12 months old are the same as Western babies in terms of health, but grow slower thereafter, especially during adolescence,” a survey by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture showed. Chinese experts have urged the public to “drink milk for a lifetime.”