Doctors' Group Loses Bid to Block Food Guidelines.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a doctors' group which advocates a vegetarian diet, is sueing the USDA in an attempt to halt the distribution of the well-known “food pyramid” diagrams. PCRM objects to the listing of dairy products as the primary source of calcium. Ninety percent of Asians, 70 percent of African Americans and Native Americans, and 15 percent of whites have

difficulty digesting lactose, making dairy a less-than-ideal source of calcium