Archive for the ‘Raw Milk’ Category

The Milk Industry

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

•Concentrated in four companies: Land O’Lakes, Foremost, Dean Foods, Dairy Farmers of America.

•CEOs typically make over $1 million per year

•Powerful behind-the-scenes lobbying group

Opposes competition of raw milk, especially as it allows farmers to get a higher price for their milk.

PP Slide #130, The Weston A. Price Foundaton.

PP by Weston A Price Foundation on Raw Milk

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products, Safety, Health, Economic and Legal Issues

by Lee Dexter & Sally Fallon

The Weston A. Price Foundation has put together a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that explains many aspects of the raw milk movement.

For best results, RIGHT CLICK on the link and choose “Save Target As.” Save the presentation to your hard drive and then double click to open it.

Raw Milk PowerPoint–NOVEMBER 2009 Update (9.2 MB)

This file requires Microsoft PowerPoint to view, or an alternative compatible software such as the OpenOffice.org’s free Impress program.


A Campaign for Real Milk is a project of The Weston A. Price Foundation
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Raw Milk Gets a Raw Deal

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

To public health officials and state departments of agriculture, unpasteurized milk is a dangerous, germ-ridden liquid that is especially hazardous to children and their immature immune systems. The FDA says more than 800 people in the US have gotten sick from drinking raw (that is, unpasteurized) milk or eating cheese made from raw milk since 1998.

But let’s put it in perspective: that’s only twelve people per year on average—less than 0.00000004 percent of the US population. Six times as many people are struck by lightening.  And not one person has died from drinking raw milk. How many people have died in the past twelve years from FDA-approved drugs? Meanwhile, no one denies that raw milk tastes delicious and is milk as nature intended it to be.

The FDA has been on a rampage against raw milk for quite some time. If it weren’t for the fact that twenty-eight states allow the sale of raw milk, the FDA would ban it nationally. The agency has already banned raw milk artisanal cheeses that aren’t aged at least 60 days, a requirement that puts an enormous strain on small artisanal farms and cheesemakers.

In the case of imported cheeses such as from France, only a limited number of producers are allowed in at all, thereby eliminating the best cheeses. This is another glaring example of how the FDA prefers to concentrate food and drug production in the hands of a few large companies with which the agency has close ties. Favoring large producers over family and artisanal producers does not make our food any safer. On the contrary, it just makes it less safe, less nutritious, and also invites more corruption of the government by powerful companies growing rich from government-created monopolies.

Even more galling is the fact that the raw milk cheese aging requirement is completely arbitrary. There is no scientific (or even anecdotal) evidence to suggest that aging cheese a particular length of time will make it any safer than it already is.

And it is indeed safe. Raw milk has shown to be superior to pasteurized milk in protecting against infection, diarrhea, rickets, tooth decay, and tuberculosis; children drinking raw milk have better growth rates than those drinking pasteurized milk. The Weston A. Price Foundation has launched a campaign for “real milk,” that is, pasture-fed, unprocessed, and full-fat. The campaign’s website carefully documents the safety of raw milk, its health benefits, and the economic issues involved.

ANH–USA believes consumers should have the right to access non-processed foods, and farmers should be able to offer these products directly to consumers. State laws governing the sale of raw milk vary tremendously. Retail sale of unpasteurized milk is fully legal in ten states; it is banned outright in another ten. In the rest it is legal only at the farm, via “cow-share” (when people buy shares in a cow so they’re drinking their own milk), according to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

The cow providing your raw milk is important. Many cows are overmilked with bad results for their health and the quality of the milk. No one would knowingly choose a milk that is full of white blood cells and other signs of poor health.

Alliance for Natural Health: http://www.anh-usa.org/raw-milk-gets-a-raw-deal/

Raw Milk

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

It’s hard to know what’s good to eat and what’s not.
Take raw milk for example. It’s against the law to sell raw milk in Minnesota for human consumption. This is a super food which provides almost all of the nutrients the body needs everyday. Not only does it contain the vitamins and minerals, it also contains active enzymes and beneficial bacteria that make digestion and nutrient assimilation a smooth process. Raw milk also contains 20 of the 22 amino acids our bodies need daily. Raw milk does not create the problems of conventional, pasteurized-homogenized milk, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Those who say raw milk is unhealthy and unsafe, fail to realize that many populations around the world have thrived on raw milk for centuries.

Research shows that all of the past decades of salmonella outbreaks from milk have come from pasteurized milk. Pasteurization destroys ALL of the positive bacteria and helpful organisms that protect against pathogens. Pasteurization exposes milk to very high temperatures, which in turn makes the milk’s amino acids, vitamins, calcium and other minerals virtually useless and unavailable to the body. It also destroys all of the milk’s enzymes, which were there originally to help the body assimilate the nutrition of the milk in the first place.

Right now you cannot buy raw milk in Minnesota. Let your legislators know that you want to eat healthy, whole foods and not engineered food which is not nearly as healthy.