Why Is Pig Milk the One Milk We Don’t Drink? (NSQ Ep. 71)

October 24, 2021 @ 5:00am


Also: what’s a food you love that seems disgusting to everyone else?

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Relevant Research & References

Here’s where you can learn more about the people and ideas in this episode:


Barry Schwartz, professor of psychology at Swarthmore College.
Paul Rozin, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.


“Why Humans Have Evolved to Drink Milk,” by Michael Marshall (B.B.C., 2019).
“On the Evolution of Lactase Persistence in Humans,” by Laure Ségurel and Céline Bon (Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 2017).
“What People Around the World Drink When They Aren’t Drinking Water,” by Roberto A. Ferdman (The Washington Post, 2018).
“Global, Regional, and National Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Fruit Juices, and Milk: A Systematic Assessment of Beverage Intake in 187 Countries,” by Gitanjali M. Singh, Renata Micha, Shahab Khatibzadeh, Peilin Shi, Stephen Lim, Kathryn G. Andrews, Rebecca E. Engell, Majid Ezzati, Dariush Mozaffarian, and the Global Burden of Diseases Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Expert Group (PLOS One, 2015).
“Others’ Milk,” by Benjamin Phelan (Slate, 2012).
“Why Not Pig Milk?” by Robert Sietsema (The Village Voice, 2011).


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