Raw Milk: Public Enemy #1

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Posted in category Food Totalitarianism

Ban the unhealthy. Except who decides what is “unhealthy” for you, me, or anyone? Why, the government and its assorted cadre of experts who are source of truth for what is or isn’t “healthy.” Here’s a scientist who is an editor for RealClearScience in an article he published for CNN:

Consuming a diet loaded with fat and salt is unhealthy, but the government has no business regulating that. Raw milk, however, is different. Unpasteurized milk has a greater chance of being contaminated with disease-causing bacteria than pasteurized milk.

If that’s real clear science, then I am one unclear rube. I like how the classic, timeworn line “fat and salt are unhealthy” is squeezed in to launch the sentence and set the tone. No, consuming a diet of healthy animal fats is what is missing in the SAD (Standard American Diet). People are fat and sick on processed foods, carbohydrates, and liquid sugar, which they consume – along with a flood of pharmaceuticals – to replace the animal fats they are no longer eating.

That said, the author calls for a ban on raw milk, a wholesome, healthy product that has become public enemy # 1. The title of his piece is, “The Other E. Coli threat? Raw milk.” It amuses me to see just how much the megalomaniacs stomp and squall in their efforts to stamp out consumer choice and raw milk in the name of “science.” As Auberon Herbert stated, “By what right do men exercise power over each other?” But, at least the author stops short of calling for a ban on fat and salt. In that case, the USDA would be raiding my basement and carrying out my stash of grass-fed/pasteured meats and celtic sea salt as illicit goods.

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One Response to Raw Milk: Public Enemy #1

  1. Warren says:

    June 17th, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Karen, the farm I work on in New Zealand, 1250 milking cows, all grass fed, and not barned over winter, we get fined $20,000 for each day our milk shows 1% mastitis cysts

    All of our cows are checked daily, at cupping on, and cupping off for hard quarters, those showing signs of problems are drafted off, then checked, then marked, and milked after the main herd, then checked again

    Our herds are grass fed, rotated through paddock on a programmed feed allocation and grass availabilty analysis, we feed out, and store fodder to carry us through the winter and breeding months

    Short of separating each cow, this is the best we can do here at the present time

    BTW I wish I was a lot younger than I am, you are the fiesty young lady I wish I had met 20 yrs ago

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