The Associated Press from Rome, Italy, informs us that the Food and Agriculture Organization states that the Irish are the world's top milk drinkers. The FAO committee on commodity problems, meeting to discuss world daily problems and how to adjust supply and demand, said Ireland consumes 637 kilograms (1,401.4 pounds) per person each year. That puts the Irish ahead of Britain, the United States, France, Germany and Austria — each of whose citizens downs three to four hundred kilograms (660 to 880 pounds) of milk and milk products yearly. Right behind Ireland are Finland (633 kilograms, or 1,392.6 pounds), New Zealand (601 kilograms or 1,322.2 pounds), and Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia (more than 400 kilograms or 880 pounds).
At the other end of the scale, people in Togoland consume only two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of milk products per person a year, in Formosa one kilogram (2.2 pounds) and in Indonesia a half kilogram (1.1 pounds).
I would that millions all over the world would make real in their lives these words:
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn bates, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (I Peter 2:1,2).
I would that millions in places of preaching and teaching responsibility and opportunity would diligently avoid the tragedy set forth in Hebrews the fifth chapter:
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe (Hebrews 5:12,13).