Raw Milk – I’ll Drink to That

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Posted in category Food Freedom

Here is a nice piece in the Eugene Daily News, “The Raw Truth About Raw Milk.” The author talks to a local raw milk producer who points out why raw milk from grass-fed cows is so glorious and safe as compared to the milk from the industrial system.

“Everything starts with the health of the cow. Cows are naturally made so their stomachs are an alkaline base. If they are eating the foods they were designed to eat, then they retain an alkaline base. Most pathogens and negative bacteria as well as various parasites only thrive in the gut of an acidic animal.”

This is where the debate arises in the eyes of Bray:

“You have to actually change the cows’ rumen from alkaline to acidic: a process mainly done by feeding [the cows] a lot of corn and grains.

I finished off the last of my most recently (and illegally) obtained raw milk yesterday with a White Russian in a very fitting glass (you can order them here).

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2 Responses to Raw Milk – I’ll Drink to That

  1. W Baker says:

    August 30th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Jeez, Karen, buy a Jersey milker.  I have two in the back ’25′.  All you have to do it get up by 4:45 and the second milking by 5 pm and your done.  All the raw milk you want.

  2. George Super BootCamps says:

    September 13th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Having just been listening to the audiobook version of ‘The End of Food’ by Paul Roberts this came as a nice find.

    He talked about the change of  e coli with the change in stomach acidity of cows as they ate more and more corn/maize, this increased acidity forced e coli to adapt to a more acid environment, just like the one found in our stomachs. So, where normally we’d have a sufficiently acid environment to kill e coli in our own stomach, now they could live through it and get into our intestines. Yet another reason why we should avoid the enormous mechanisation and unnatural manipulation in our food chain.

    Sadly I can’t get raw milk very easily, being in the UK and in a big city, but hope to move to small town soon, and the first thing on my local checklist will  be finding an organic supplier of raw mlk from the farm!

    Thanks for this Karen,
    George Super Boot Camps

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