By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only


Ever climb a mountain, reaching the summit in exhaustion, then be unable
to see the view because of clouds and mist? The ugliest summit of all
time is the:


I've come into possession of a number of documents marked:


I love when this happens, particularly when the "smoking gun" is of a
large caliber. In this case, the top-secret documents were shot out of a

I now have in my possession the planning documents for the dairy
industry's phony:


It is clear from these documents that the so-called calcium summit is,
in reality, a carefully planned media blitz, planned and run by the
largest public relations firm in the world, BSMG Worldwide. I've
previously written about BSMG:

The most troubling part of the dairy industry marketing team, is that it
includes police, media, USDA, public buildings, public money, and
government subsidies.

The key dairy industry player is Greg Miller. Miller was recently named
as president of the American College of Nutrition, another dairy-
sponsored/dairy-insider organization.

Rather than comment or interpret the documents, I'll simply print some
of the actual quotes contained in the internal memorandums.

Originally, the plan was to invite all members of the American Dietetic
Association (ADA). Here's what was decided:

  "Proposed forwarding Summit II invite to ADA
   listserve; decided against due to many vegan
   members of ADA."

It gets worse:

  "Proposed mailing Summit II invite to ADA
   members in the Washington, D.C. area that
   are not within the vegetarian/vegan dietary
   practice group."

And worse:

  "BSMG to research getting list from ADA
   broken down by practice area, i.e. removing
   members of vegan groups."

Although the internal documents contain lists of confirmed media
attendees, BSMG was already blacklisting select members of the media.
Their secret document admits:

  "A 'media' member affiliated with a special
   interest group e-mailed the Web site to attend
   the event; BSMG forwarded client approved
   response alerting him that the invitation have
   not been distributed yet."

Let me translate that for you. BSMG lied.
The client (dairy industry) approved the lie.


  "Week of September 10 was decided as best
   week to hold the issues media training session
   pending Dr. Heaney and Joan Horbiak's availability.
   The training will be held at the Chicago BSMG
   office. Dr. Greg Miller should be media trained."

On the same page as the proposed registration form, BSMG includes their
strategy for dealing with on-site protestors. They write:

  "Investigate what our rights are of conducting a
   meeting in a public building; find out if we can
   lock all doors except those we'd like attendees
   to use.  Alert local Washington, D.C. police about
   possible special interest group activity. Recommend
   the following five people (not named here) on-site
   be the 'Issues Swat Team'."


  "Our overall objective is to hold a flawless event.
   Keep unwelcome guests from attending summit.
   Minimize/neutralize media coverage should
   protestors appear."

You might be interested in how they neutralize:

  "If someone tries to attend, we'll ask them to
   quietly step aside and show a business card
   so we can quietly escort them in to view the

Escort? Who are the escorts?

  "Have four security (soft dressed in blazers)
   on site in the registration area to help insure
   a controlled meeting. Have designated staff
   controlling the microphones. Have a private
   press room for media to conduct interviews.
   Have designated areas of the Ronald Reagan
   building for crowd control."

More strategy:

  "Keeping in mind the current environment,
   we should expect protestors the day of
   the event and we must be mindful of the

   Avoiding a negative media moment with
   visuals – as much as we can.

   Avoiding negative media coverage for the
   NDC (National Dairy Coalition) and
   MilkPep as well as the Coalition Participants."

  "From a publicity standpoint, our plan is to
   deflect and supercede protests with our
   controlled media messages…(including)
   advertisements placed in top national


During the summer of 1999, I did a radio interview on a tiny 1000 watt
station in Boston. I was a guest on the Nation of Islam's Hour of Power,
1090 AM.  On that date, Massachusetts State Senator Diane Wilkerson was

She soon turned my NOTMILK campaign into her own, for the sake of the
black children who comprise the majority of Boston's students (Minority
children make up 84% of the 63,000 kids in Boston's school system.)

Diane's outspoken anti-milk agenda was reported in the Boston Globe, and
soon after, the dairy industry placed a two-page ad announcing the
formation of::


Just to place a historical perspective upon that ad, at that time, my
organization was called the Anti-Dairy COALITION.

To that phony meeting, the dairy industry invited all of the scientists
on their payroll. Never before had the city of Boston played host to
such a number of paid professional hookers. One such attendee was Peter
Holt. Holt's work had absolutely nothing to do with osteoporosis and

Read how the Journal of the American Medical Association correctly
ridiculed his phony colon cancer/cheese study:

The truth about osteoporosis can be found right here:

One of the best articles, complete with scientific references, was
written by Bruce Friedrich:


Ninety-five percent of African-Americans cannot tolerate lactose.  Pizza
and ice cream taste delicious on the way into their bodies.

Lactose is a sugar and most people lack the enzyme (lactase) to break
down lactose into glucose and galactose. Intact, this sugar is broken
down in the intestines by bacteria and the results are gas, bloating and
intestinal distress. More on lactose:

Casein represents eighty percent of milk protein. This tenacious glue
causes histamine production, the body's natural defense against an
invading antigen. The resulting histamines result in mucous production.
Mucous clogs bronchiloles and causes asthma attacks.

Inner-city school systems like Boston, New York, Detroit, Chicago, and
Los Angeles have very large populations of African-American students who
live in poverty. In New York City, 38 percent of homeless children and
23 percent of kids in the Bronx are beneficiaries of USDA's school
breakfast and lunch subsidies, which include enormous amounts of milk
and cheese. Got milk? Got cheese?  Got chocolate milk? Got asthma? These
kids do.

Milk contains powerful hormones. Rates of sexual maturity in children
are astounding endocrinologists and behavioral psychologists.  A recent
study revealed that eighty percent of nine-year-old African-American
girls are already experiencing breast development.

Children are becoming overweight at an early age. By eating enormous
quantities of growth hormones in combination with animal fat, the body
has a way of listening to the signals of those chemical messengers:

One out of five children has attention deficit disorder (ADD). A recent
study in the Journal of Autism linked ADD with a milk protein,


Many children of color live below the poverty level. In its wisdom, the
United States Department of Agriculture provides free food and
nutritional programs for these kids.

In its lack of wisdom, USDA has chosen milk and dairy products to be the
major components of these kid's diets. These children now receive free
breakfasts of cereal with milk, free lunches of macaroni and cheese or
pizza with chocolate milk. A free snack before they go home is cookies
and more chocolate milk.


Milk buffers gastric pH so that food in the stomach ferments and
putrefies.  Kids drink hormones and act irritable. In May of 1995, the
Townsend Medical Letter listed eleven symptoms from milk consumption
including mood swings, depression, and irratibility.

In Boston, elementary school children are required to take the milk,
although doctor's letters can get them out of that requirement.

Boston schools offer lactaid milk as an alternative. In other words,
children are given the antidote so that they might take the poison.
There is no casein-free milk.  Nor is there a hormone-free milk. Poor
kids.  Take away their ability to learn and make them sick by overdosing
them on hormones with glue.

Calcium Summit Coalition? They betray  the children with lies.

This file from

Robert Cohen author of:   MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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