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Is Raw Milk Dangerous?

The Farm-to-Consumer Defense Fund has created a petition page for HR 1830 that also automatically faxes your message to your U.S. Senators and House Representative. You can even choose to send your message to your nearest daily newspaper.

I urge you to take a moment to sign the petition right now!

How You Can Protect Your Health Rights

By joining the fight to protect access to raw milk, you’re not only standing up for raw milk, but you’re standing up for your freedom of choice. No one, and certainly not any government agency or dairy lobby, should be able to restrict your access to pure, unadulterated food.

There are a number of things you can do to make your feelings known on this issue, such as signing the petition described above.

The following is a list of resources that can help you become better informed:

  • Organizations like the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund are working toward true freedom of choice for American consumers, and I urge you to get involved in their causes.
  • I invite you to listen to my interview with Mark McAfee, the founder of Organic Pastures, one of the largest producers of raw milk in the United States. There is also great information on his website,
  • Consider reading The Raw Milk Revolution by health and business journalist David E. Gumpert, as well as watching his video about the history of pasteurization and its exaggerated health benefits.
  • Finally, consider watching Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms, a documentary by Kristin Canty that may just make your blood boil.

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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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10:14AM PST on Dec 21, 2013

Well,the FDA( Federal Death Agency) and the CDC( Center for Disease Continuity) have always been puppets of the drug industry. As people are becoming aware of this, things are beginning to change.

9:57AM PST on Dec 21, 2013

Very interesting! Thanks.

7:25AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

It's very creamy! :)

1:51PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

as long as the the container the milk is going into is sterile everything should be fine. the milk from a mammal has to be sterile or the babies would be getting sick

9:00AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Sale of Raw Milk in Northern Italy: Food Safety Implications and Comparison of Different Analytical Methodologies for Detection of Foodborne Pathogens

"44.8% of samples collected from vending machines had, respectively, somatic cell count
(SCC) greater than 300,000 per milliliter"
"Three samples (3%) were positive for MAP, suggesting that raw milk is a significant
source of MAP exposure for consumers"

In any case, why should a mammal consume the milk of a completely different species of mammal, absolutly unfit for him? Ah yes, for the financial benefit of the diary industry, of course!

12:00AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

Afraid of raw milk? Then quit injecting ungodly amounts of antibiotics into the cattle to the point that there's less bacteria than antibodies. And for Pete's sake! STOP injecting growth hormones!

My grandpa drank tons of raw milk, and guess what? He lived to be 99... and a half! Yup, it's so bad, he lived to be an OLD man! It's not the raw milk, it's the greedy corporate farms.

9:53PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

reduce your overall milk consumption try plant based milk soy is delicious

2:14PM PDT on Mar 11, 2012

It is heartbreaken to see a cow being separated to her new born calf just for the milk business. The best is leave the milk to whom belongs to.
Damnit I hate how much pain results for mistreated animals.

2:10AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

I also grew up drinking unpasteurised milk from healthy cows living in a sunny climate and obviously eating what they are supposed to eat naturally. That was when all the pesticides and hormones were unheard of.
Our cows were loved and had names - so produced a lot of milk with lots of cream. We had homemade cheese and homemade ice-cream. I feel sorry for people who have never had the good fortune to taste natural food - especially with all the allergies children develop today.

4:08PM PST on Mar 8, 2012

This article does the exact same thing it complains of. It compares raw milk created under optimal conditions to pasteurized milk created under suboptimal conditions. It does not compare the same milk pasteurized versus raw. Personally, I buy organic pasteurized milk, which involves the milk being created under better conditions. This article says nothing about the quality of that milk. I'm all for good research comparing things so we can learn what is best, but mainly what this article implies is that that research has not been done.

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