INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed dairy nutrition research scientist and biochemist, Dr Peter Parodi has been awarded an Order of Australia for his more than 60 years of service to the dairy industry and to science.
Dr Parodi, who passed away in July 2015, worked for the dairy industry from the age of 18 to the age of 81 and changed the way the world thinks about dairy foods.
The award has been given in recognition of his trailblazing research into milk fat and scientific reviews about the overall health benefits of dairy products, as well as his significant service to science as a biochemist.
Dr Parodi wrote many reviews showing there is much more to dairy foods than just saturated fat. He highlighted the presence of numerous other nutrients within in dairy foods and the overall effect of dairy foods on health.