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Feds Renew Attack on Raw Milk

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The misinformation campaign continues. State-based Action Alerts!

The Montana and Idaho legislatures are currently considering bills that would loosen restrictions on the sale of raw milk. The Montana bill has already been approved by the state’s House of Representatives and is now being considered by its Senate.

Apparently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) think consumers aren’t qualified to make this decision for themselves. In response to the Montana bill, the CDC issued the following warning:

Raw milk can contain harmful germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can make you very sick or possibly kill you. If you’re thinking about drinking raw milk because you believe it has health benefits, consider other options.

This is nothing new; it’s been the position of government health officials for years. The FDA in particular has taken an aggressive stance against purveyors of raw milk.

The vendetta against raw milk is completely unjustified. As our friends at the Weston A. Price Foundation point out in their campaign for “real milk,” raw milk has a proven safety record and has shown to be superior to pasteurized milk in protecting against infection, diarrhea, rickets, tooth decay, and tuberculosis. Children drinking raw milk also have better growth rates than those drinking pasteurized milk.

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. Americans should be able to educate themselves about any risks versus benefits, and make their own decisions without being hassled by the government.

Why the hostility toward raw milk? The way we see it, the FDA prefers to concentrate food and drug production in the hands of a few large companies with which the agency has close ties. But 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.

State-based Action Alerts! Montana and Idaho residents, write to your legislators and tell them to support your state’s raw milk bills. Please send your message immediately.

Idaho

Montana

 

Other articles in this week’s Pulse of Natural Health:

Paul Ryan’s Health Bill Is Disappointing

Vaccines May Cause Brain Disorders

Myth, Busted: We Do NOT Need Pesticides to Feed the World

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  • Truth59

    Just to reiterate from the article: “The vendetta against raw milk is completely unjustified. As our friends at the Weston A. Price Foundation point out in their campaign for “real milk,” raw milk has a proven safety record and has shown to be superior to pasteurized milk in protecting against infection, diarrhea, rickets, tooth decay, and tuberculosis. Children drinking raw milk also have better growth rates than those drinking pasteurized milk.”

  • twestheimer

    Please call it what it is: FRESH or UNPROCESSED milk

    • I agree heartily, although a lot of people might not understand that.

  • Jeanne

    I firmly believe in the ability of adults to do their own research and make their own decisions. Are there dangers in unprocessed dairy? Yes. Are there dangers is eating an unwashed apple right off the tree? Yes. We do not need Big Brother or Big Government looking over our shoulders. What we do need are accurate, unbiased facts upon which to make our own decisions. I will not drink pasteurized milk as I have never been able to stand the taste.

    • Janice Barket

      I enjoyed the facts. You are right. Wal Mart right now is doing the same thing with milk it did with pickles to put everyone else out of milk and forced to buy theres.

  • omni

    tell us HOW many people have been sickened/killed by raw milk!
    My guess=ZERO!

    • It gets complicated. There is systemic bias in the system against raw milk.

      Ever go to your doctor with an upset tummy, and he asks you, “Have you visited a farm or consumed raw milk recently?”

      This is not idle chit-chat. These are questions that many public health departments require doctors to ask — and to report on.

      According to Ron Schmid, ND†, of all the data the CDC has on raw-milk-related illness, over 90% have never even had a sample drawn to do a culture match, and of those that do have a sample cultured, over 90% are not a match. These numbers mean that you should discount CDC figures by at least 99%.

      Raw milk can cause minor illness. So does raw cantaloupe. So does raw spinach. And don’t even get me started on raw oysters! The official CDC figures for these four foods put raw milk on the bottom — oysters are over 50 times as likely to hurt you as raw milk, and yet they are not banned or regulated, and your doctor is not required to ask you about them.

      People suffer from innumeracy. I’ve seen people comment that, “If even ONE CHILD is harmed by raw milk, it should be banned!” These are people who drive their children in cars! Some 33,000 people are KILLED in cars each year! Why aren’t they banned?

      Putting things into perspective, you are much more likely to be KILLED in an auto crash on your way to pick up your raw milk than you are to even be sickened by that milk.

      Want to lead a healthy, low-risk life? Walk down to your neighbouring farmer and bring home some raw milk!

      The Untold Story of Milk, New Trends Publishing

  • Janice Barket

    Why would anyone consider drinking store bought, GMO, chemical fed, chalk added filth called milk in a store. If the FEDs want to drink it fine. we should be able to choose what we want to drink. It is our body. drank raw milk my whole life when I could get it and all I got was excellent health at age 71. guess they figure since the foods they approve are not fit to eat and the water ,and air they will finish us off by forcing us to drink milk induced with chemicals.

  • Janice Barket

    Back in the fifties when hospitols served raw milk to patients, goat milk it was they experienced many miracles. then came pasteurization and no more miracles. Know who you buy it from and go see how it is done. most who drink it there self keep it pure and clean. Ever go to a commercial dairy to the milking parlor? Goats are a much cleaner animal and their feces is like a rabbit, they are not covered in dung.

  • Undecider

    The gov doesn’t like raw dairy because it impedes or intervenes the intentional damage caused by GMO, Glyphosate and vaccines. In short, it heals you whereas they want you dead.