Controversial anti-cheese billboards replaced by opposite message
Good news! The graphic anti-cheese billboards on display in Albany have been replaced with positive billboards sponsored by The American Dairy Association and Dairy council, much to the relief of the locals:
"When we saw the sign with the naked buttock, it was just distasteful. It didn't have a clear message," said Maria Stamoulis, of the Schodack Diner.
The group that put up the billboards is targeting cheese because it's the number one source of saturated fat. They're also criticizing schools in Albany, saying they serve too much cheese to kids, adding to the nation's obesity crisis.
"This gives us an opportunity to say that cheese is a wonderful food and it should be a big part of the American diet," Matt Nelligan from the New York State Farm Bureau told Newschannel 13 a month ago.
A few days ago, the anti-cheese ads disappeared in both locations. They were replaced by words that support dairy farmers. American Dairy Association and Dairy Council and several other dairy industry groups are listed as sponsors on the new billboards.