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The Ohio State – No. 1 in Football and Raw Milk?

logo.jpgOr, is this a way to get me more clients?

The researchers in the Ag Department at The Ohio State University posted a press release last week – “Volunteers Needed for Milk Study in Columbus, Wooster.” Apparently, the researchers believe that “[m]ore people are choosing to drink raw milk these days, and Ohio State University researchers are hoping to find out why.”

“We truly do not know very much about how people make the choice to drink raw or pasteurized milk — there’s just nothing in the literature,” said Lydia Medeiros, a scientist with the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University Extension, and a professor of human nutrition in the College of Education and Human Ecology.

The researchers are seeking 60 participants who drink raw milk and 60 who drink pasteurized milk. Their research plan calls for half of each group to live on farms, to see if there are differences in reasoning for milk choices between farm families and non-farm families. Participants must be 18 years or older.

Perhaps the researchers will let everyone read www.realrawmilkfacts.com too?

  • This is psych research to identify the demographics and attitudes of the raw milk drinkers in order to formulate media messages and training health folks to better dissuade folks from choosing the the foods they deem healthier. In other words, propaganda development.