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Originally posted by Blanca Rose
There has to be more to this story.
Did somebody get sick from the raw milk?
Somehow something is missing, and, I do believe the farmer is playing dumb about it all.
I'm going to wait until there is an update to make a judgment call, here.
# Is it legal to sell raw milk for human consumption? Federal regulation prohibits the introduction into interstate commerce of any unpasteurized milk product in final package form, intended for human consumption (21 CFR 1240.61). In promulgating this regulation in 1987, FDA made a number of findings relative to raw milk, including that "raw milk, no matter how carefully produced, may be unsafe." However, some states do permit the intrastate sale of raw milk intended for human consumption.
Originally posted by Wertdagf
And when the $%&*ing amish cow squeezers #$%^ up the milk and kill someone... who gonna foot the bill?
You think god is gonna fly down on his cloud and bring dead children back to life?
Humans consumed raw milk exclusively prior to the industrial revolution and the discovery of the pasteurization process in 1864. During the industrial revolution large populations congregated into urban areas detached from the agricultural lifestyle. Up until that point, individuals and families owned their own goats, cows, and other livestock and milked them on a daily basis.
The Raw vs. Pasteurized Debate places the alleged health benefits of consuming raw milk against the disease threat of unpasteurized milk. Although agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other worldwide regulatory agencies say that pathogens from raw milk make it unsafe to consume, other organizations such as the Weston A. Price Foundation in its "Real Milk" campaign say that raw milk has health benefits that are destroyed in the pasteurization process and that it can be produced hygienically.
Even in industrialized countries, up to 30% of the population of people have been reported to suffer from foodborne diseases every year. In the U.S, around 76 million cases of foodborne diseases, which resulted in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths, are estimated to occur each year.
Originally posted by endisnighe
No, this kind of crap is going on all over. Licensing or stuff for the sale of raw milk. This is who enforces it. The feds enforce their draconian ideals on what we should eat.