Everyone else at this coffee shop and the world for that matter, makes iced skim lattes exactly the way I like. I never have to say a word. I'm not the guy who asks for the half-soy latte with a touch of foam.
Sugar and spice and everything nice are what little girls are supposedly made of, and they're also essential ingredients of a traditional afternoon tea. This English custom is a sweet and civilized way to entertain, and it breaks up the day in the nicest way.
So you're going to London, huh? Let me guess, you went once with your parents when you were like 13, and they took you to Big Ben and some mediocre restaurants, so as an adult you have absolutely no idea what to do or where to go. Right? No? Yes? Alright.
There is absolutely no biological requirement for milk, and the evidence for low-fat milk is lacking, along with the bone benefits. The dairy lobby has its tentacles deep in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
It was a hot day to be giving away free milk in the middle of Colombia's second-largest city, Medellin. But the milk producers -- who'd parked their trucks in front of local government buildings, for greater visibility -- said it was a matter of giving the milk away, or tossing it out.
The standard-of-identity laws are there for a reason. So here is my advice for the Dairy Industry: If you want to put artificial sweeteners in milk, just start calling your "milk-like drink" something else. Leave the "milk" label for the real stuff.
Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.
Not every gay character needs to be defined by his or her sexuality. Can't being gay just be one stitch in the fabric of someone's life? In movies, can't we depict men and women who just so happen to be gay -- perhaps a lawyer or soldier or business executive or scientist or engineer?
While the dairy industry thinks we should embrace chemical sweeteners in our kids' milk to win the war against childhood obesity, in my upcoming book, The Omni Diet, I examine the case against drinking milk at all.