Raw Milk

Oct. 23rd, 2006 04:38 am
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Well, I haven't had the time to write up a short essay on the Raw Milk debate, or just where my stand on that is, but I'm going to go ahead and add raw milk sites to the route I posted. If anyone else wants to know where to get raw (unpasteurized) milk or non-homogenized milk, this is the site to go to:


To summerize my view on the whole thing:

Raw milk can, if you're unlucky, give you e-coli or maybe salmonella or a few other bugs. These generally fall into the category of 'the flu bug from hell crossed with Montezuma's Revenge'. Unless you have a compromised immune system or manage not to stay hydrated, you will recover in two weeks with a stronger immune system for your troubles. If you're extremely unlucky you might get TB, provided the seller's breaking a few more federal laws and not vet-checking their cattle, as one cow carrying this usually means the whole herd is slaughtered to prevent the spread of it.

Pasteurization destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamins C, B12 and B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer.

Choose your poison.

I survived my gran's yummy soft-boiled (aka half raw and mixed with toast and bacon) eggs as a baby food (and up till I was seven), and I still eat raw cake and cookie dough. If the eggs haven't killed me yet, I don't think fresh milk's gonna finish me off.


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