The Government has published a "Dangers of Raw Milk" type of report written by some propaganda spewing kook. They are also handing it out in bulk, It sounds like to public health workers and to others.
Why this war on a wholesome, ancient food source? Don't you wonder?
We don't have a war on selling uncooked produce or meats or eggs?
Just why are they attacking dairy so hard? Dairy, whether raw or pasteurized, if one of the safer foods a person can consume. That is what is really established.
The government peon writing the article states: "Pasteurization is the only way to ensure that fluid milk products do not contain harmful bacteria. "
Funny he says that since Pasteurized milk and products have been liked to more than a few cases serious illness and death - from the government's OWN DATA:
"1945—1,492 cases for the year in the US
1945—1 outbreak, 300 cases in Phoenix, Arizona.
1945—Several outbreaks, 468 cases of gastroenteritis, 9 deaths, in Great Bend, Kansas
1976—Outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica in 36 children, 16 of whom had appendectomies, due to pasteurized chocolate milk
1978—1 outbreak, 68 cases in Arizona
1982—over 17,000 cases of Yersinia enterocolitica in Memphis, TN
1982—172 cases, with over 100 hospitalized from a three-Southern-state area.
1983—1 outbreak, 49 cases of Listeriosis in Massachusetts
1984—August, 1 outbreak S. typhimurium, approximately 200 cases, at one plant in Melrose Park, IL
1984—November, 1 outbreak S. typhimurium, at same plant in Melrose Park, IL
1985—March, 1 outbreak, 16,284 confirmed cases, at same plant in Melrose Park, IL
1985—197,000 cases of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella infections from one dairy in California
1985—1,500+ cases, Salmonella culture confirmed, in Northern Illinois
1987—Massive outbreak of over 16,000 culture-confirmed cases of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella typhimurium traced to pasteurized milk in Georgia
1993—2 outbreaks statewide, 28 cases Salmonella infection
1994—3 outbreaks, 105 cases, E. Coli & Listeria in California
1993-1994—outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis in over 200 due to pasteurized ice cream in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
1995—1 outbreak, 3 cases in California
1995—outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica in 10 children, 3 hospitalized due to post-pasteurization contamination
1996—2 outbreaks Campylobactor and Salmonella, 48 cases in California
1997—2 outbreaks, 28 cases Salmonella in California"
WAPF referenced from the CDC's data
Tell me again, Government yahoo, how raw milk is what isn't safe?
Further, the data they have on raw milk, which has been proven to be "cherry picked" in depth, claims states that allow raw milk sales have double the raw milk illness, though the milk being legal in the state has NOTHING, as we know, to do with the raw milk consumption number as people go EN MASSE across state lines and buy the milk and buy it, disregarding the laws in their state, all of the time.
RAW Milk West Virginia Dairy Farm WV SB30 RAW MILK BILL Herd Share
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens
- Proverbs 27:23-27