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Raw Milk Debate is set to heat up

Over the last years I have tried to bring some level of rationality to the debate over the consumption of raw milk.  I first published on my blog a summary of the findings of my review of peer-reviewed literature on the topic of the "pros" of the consumption of raw milk.

Here is the Weston Price Association’s response – Response to Anti-Raw Milk Position Paper – by Bill Marler, JD – Prepared by the Weston A. Price Foundation.

I then posted about the "cons."  What about the “cons?”  As I said, the overwhelming “con” of drinking raw milk according to the literature relates to food safety hazards.

Here is the Weston Price Association’s response – Response to Anti-Raw Milk Position Paper – by Bill Marler, JD – Prepared by the Weston A. Price Foundation.

True, given that I have represented many people, mainly children sickened with E. coli O157:H7 or adults with Campylobacter, who have suffered severe illness due to raw milk consumption, I may seem a bit biased against raw milk.  But, frankly, no more biased that I am against any producer of food – small or large – that poisons its customers.

I hope to have finished in the next week a rebuttal to both of the Weston Price Association’s responses.  Let the Raw Milk debate continue – stay posted.

  • John Sanders

    Frankly, I think the folks at Westin A Price will go to their graves denying the facts about milk and especially raw milk. Even if they die from E. coli or Salmonellosis, they will blame some other source besides raw milk. I think what would be interesting is to have the folks from Westin A Price debate the folks from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/lactose_intolerance.html about lactose intolerance for example. Both groups have about the same level of scientific creditability, and scientific knowledge. Honestly, the focus needs to be on providing the average American consumer a fair and balanced source of information which neither WAP or PCRM represent.

  • Marymary

    Agree with Mr. Sanders in re: Westin A Price. Not sure about the other group, however.