In 2009, two important public health sessions sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International Association for Food Protection were held to discuss emerging issues surrounding the increasing popularity of raw (unpasteurized, unprocessed milk). This website was inspired by discussions following the presentations. Many participants felt that there was a need for a website that addresses the complex issues surrounding raw milk science and policy. The website is also meant to serve as a clearinghouse for scientific studies, presentations, commentaries, regulations and position statements on the topic.  I am proud to support the work of all who helped create a good source of information on the real risks of consuming raw milk.  I am most proud, however, of my clients who were willing to tell their stories.  So, here is