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Food fight over milk: Nature's perfect food or deadly poison?

1880s illustration of a milkmaid More than any other food, milk has become a symbol of wholesome goodness and pastoral purity. Such symbolism is nothing new, says UCSC sociologist E. Melanie DuPuis, author of the new book Nature's Perfect Food: How Milk Became America's Drink. "Milk has been a lightning rod for social reformers for more than 150 years," Dupuis says. In the past, milk played a role in the Temperence movement, while today it is targeted by vegans and others. More

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February 4-10, 2000
Vol. 6, No. 23

New supercomputer aids research in planetary physics, astrophysics

UC Regents to visit campus on Feb. 13-14

Grad student seriously injured in accident Friday afternoon

Crime fiction author Laurie R. King to talk about her writing

A variety of activities scheduled for Advising Day on Feb. 12

Duke historian Lawrence Goodwyn to discuss democracy

Teacher preparation pushed as key to student achievement

'Painted Psychologies' exhibit delves below the surface

UC panel makes recommendation on standardized tests

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