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View Diary: The Illinois Department of Public Health vs. Illinois Raw Milk Farmers (267 comments)

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  •  You are correct (4+ / 0-)

    They cook industrial milk precisely because it makes a dangerous product safe.  The point of this diary is that a farm that understands cows, pasture and milking can produce a superior product that is completely safe and thus, does not need pasteurization.

    The real downside to pasteurized milk is not that you get sick from it.  It's that it has a miniscule fraction of the beneficial enzymes and bacteria which promote human health, and which our ancestors benefited from for centuries.

    Industrial food production in America ruins our health, our environment and consumes more fossil fuel than any segment of our economy.

    by Mi Corazon on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 05:11:41 PM PST

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    •  Depends on whose ancestors (2+ / 0-)
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      People whose ancestors lived with cows for a hundred generations and got used to drinking cows' milk all their lives, sure, no problem.

      People whose ancestors didn't have cows and stopped drinking milk - any kind of milk - when they were weaned, that 's a whole different situation.

      One size does not fit everybody.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:48:29 PM PST

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      •  True enough (0+ / 0-)

        I am speaking mainly of northern European groups, though, of course, others in Africa and Asia also drank animal milks as part of a regular diet.

        Industrial food production in America ruins our health, our environment and consumes more fossil fuel than any segment of our economy.

        by Mi Corazon on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:52:50 PM PST

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