Thursday, July 18, 2024
Chris Judd

Why does food make me sick?

About 1990, the dairy farmers of North America developed a campaign to encourage restaurants to use real dairy products. Dairy farmers were given two kinds of business shaped cards. If a restaurant served butter, real whipped cream and other dairy products that were not dairy substitutes with the meal, a nice tip was left along with a card that said, “Thank you for serving real dairy products!” If they used margarine instead of butter or artificial creamers instead of real creamers then they got no tip and a card that said, “Thanks for the great service but please use real dairy products!”
It was about then that I noticed, that if I had breakfast with margarine on my toast I ended up with an upset tummy for the rest of the day. My friends said, “That’s convenient that you are a dairy farmer and margarine makes you sick.” We all laughed but I still had an upset tummy. I just ate more Rolaids or Tums and the day went on.

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