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Old 06-15-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Anonymous drop-offs, arrests and packages disguised as pet food -- it's the underground world of 'raw' milk, the latest health food craze sweeping the United States.

Marta, 29, is among thousands of Americans seeking out unpasteurized dairy products that enthusiasts say can cure everything from asthma to autism -- despite it being illegal in many states on the grounds that it is unsafe.

Illegal milk? US foodies risk it for the 'real' creme de la creme
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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There was someone talking about it on the Northern VA board the other day. Where can one purchase REAL raw milk in this state?

I lived on a cow farm for a while growing up in Germany, and have tasted "raw" milk. It's good. frankly I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Mid Missouri (Miz-oo-ree)
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Talking I need my fix

I posted a thread on the S.C. site about a week or ten days ago and it's the first post I did that received no response at all. I asked if anyone wanted to part with some fresh milk....nuthin' but crickets! Growing up in Okla. we used to get milk from a lady who put it up in big ole pickle jars. She would sterilize the jars when you returned them and fill them up for the next people. We never got any bad stuff...never. Man I miss the "latex" paint feel....and shaking up your own butter...aw the good life
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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It's legal here in California. Honestly, I don't see why people shouldn't have it. Having milk police is just nuts beyond all belief. Next thing you know, fashion police really will exist. Oh, wait. They do.

I've never had unpasteurized cow's milk, but did have some goat's milk that way - she lived just outside my friend's grandmother's door. Best milk I had ever had!
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Unpasteurised cheeses are the best in the world. The Pasteurisation process takes away most of the flavour. The whole of France, Spain and Italy ( and many more countries besides) eats plenty of unpasteurised cheeses and they are not dropping off dead, catching lots of diseases or having more bith defects.
In fact they live healthier, longer lives..

I don't drink much milk but I still like raw milk, raw yoghurt, cream etc...

Fattie foods and processed foods kill a lot more people and yet there is no attempt to ban those.

It seems ridiculous to me to legislate on such matters.

A health-warning maybe so people can make an informed decision but until fast food is banned it seems ridiculous to ban raw milk.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Anonymous drop-offs, arrests and packages disguised as pet food -- it's the underground world of 'raw' milk, the latest health food craze sweeping the United States.

Marta, 29, is among thousands of Americans seeking out unpasteurized dairy products that enthusiasts say can cure everything from asthma to autism -- despite it being illegal in many states on the grounds that it is unsafe.

Illegal milk? US foodies risk it for the 'real' creme de la creme
Yeah! Thats me. I am one of those people.... GO RAW MILK!
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I drink raw milk, and use raw cream, all the time. Its taste is exceptional especially if from Jersey cows rather than the commercial Holsteins which produce tons of milk, but it is thinner.

In Massachusetts selling raw milk is legal, and last year the only listeria that was reported came from a pasteurized commercial producer. You see they get sloppy figuring the pasteurization will make up for any lapses in cleanliness. It doesn't, and that is why raw is often safer than pasteurized.

Think about this. If you use raw milk in coffee or tea, then you will be pasteurizing it yourself when it hits the hot liquid in your cup. Pasteurization raises the milk temperature to somewhere between 131 and 158 degrees F for a very brief time.
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