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Is Raw Milk Actually Bad for You?

Sunday, May 29, 2016 14:41
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by Liivi Hess
The Alternative Daily

A few months ago, raw milk once again made the headlines when a group of West Virginia lawmakers reportedly became sick after consuming raw milk during a party to celebrate the passing of a bill to legalize its consumption. A spokesman from the party asserted that there was no link between the revelers drinking the raw milk and becoming ill, that it was just bad timing and an unrelated virus was going around, but the damage was already done. The media gleefully turned to the event and worked their wily ways, firmly implicating raw milk, undermining the passing of the raw milk bill and turning the tide of public opinion against its consumption in one fell swoop.

This was just one of many sting operations against raw milk that have been taking place more and more frequently in recent years, as the case for legalization of raw milk builds momentum. But the ease with which a few poorly written articles can turn public opinion and have would-be raw milk supporters shaking their heads and rethinking their stance is a good indication of how deep our fear of raw milk runs.


But why? Why do we have such a deep-seated stigma against raw milk? Many of us don’t even know the reasons why the government chooses to maintain its illegality, and at the same time, we have no idea the extent to which raw milk can bring health and vitality into our lives.
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