Doug Powell, master of the “Barf Blog,’ posted on the ongoing “discussion” happening in Wisconsin surrounding raw milk.

“We just don’t see that as an issue.”

That’s what Kathy Kramer, a so-called nutritionist and office manager at the Weston A. Price Foundation in Washington, D.C., told Mike Nichols of the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Online when he asked, what if people get sick from drinking raw or unpasteurized milk?

Really, don’t see it as an issue? Here is a lady who paid attention to the Weston A. Price Foundation and it’s push for “Cow Shares.”

Raw Milk Risks: Mari Tardiff Campylobacter Illness from Marlerclark on Vimeo.


For more information on the outbreak that sickened Mari, see The Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak.  For a round-up of Raw Milk outbreaks and the impacts on some of the consumers, see Before you consider drinking raw milk, PLEASE read this and watch these videos.  And, given that there seems to be a few raw milk outbreaks going on right now, I would think the Weston A. Price Foundation would come up with another spokesperson – Campylobacter Illnesses Linked to Raw Milk in Michigan and Pennsylvania.  Although Steve Bemis, lawyer and Michigan milk drinker, told the Kalamazoo News:

“I don’t agree (the disease outbreak) has been linked to the milk,” said Stephen Bemis, the farm’s attorney. “That’s what the health department has said, but they are not sharing with us what their investigation has shown.  “We know there has been flu going around,” Bemis said, “and we know people who never drank this or any raw milk who were sick.”

For a summary of just a few raw milk outbreaks, download this word document.

  • Kalee

    I’d love to know if Kathy Kramer would feel differently if she was the one lying in a hospital bed staring Death in the face so close she could see the whites of his eyes… Perhaps it’d be an “issue” then?

  • Doc Mudd

    Kathy Kramer and the Weston A. Price Foundation don’t consider illness caused by unpasteurized milk to be “an issue”. They do, however, assume the defiant posture that a consumer’s right to choose is the paramount issue regarding the sale of unpasteurized milk.
    Strangely the disingenuous fools are silent on the real issue of indivduals producing and selling tainted raw milk to consumers. Didn’t Ford Motor Company get into hot water a couple of decades ago by producing and marketing a rolling firebomb, the Ford Pinto? Progress?

  • Mary

    Kalee, I’d like to know the same thing. Or how she would view the issue if she had to watch one of her children on the verge of death after drinking raw milk? I think it would be a perspective shifter.

  • Marymary

    Oh my! The raw milkists are in denial again. Do they ever listen to themselves? The health investigators can’t tell the difference between the flu and campylobacter? Um, okay, I’ll buy that–NOT!

  • Calling someone a “so-called” nutritionist is as close to libel as I think you can get.
    Kathy Kramer, when she had this conversation, was not even aware of the foodborne illness issue going on in Wisconsin. She handles administrative duties in the office, and doesn’t handle press inquiries, and from what I understand she was not even aware she was talking to a reporter.
    Perhaps she should find a good attorney!

  • Brad

    There are so many issues that aren’t addressed, it’s ridiculous. Were the farm’s cows fed at least 95% grass? What of the farm’s handling procedures? What of Mrs. Tardiff’s handling procedures? Did all the milk from that farm test positive for this bacteria? Did everyone else develop GBS? There are many holes in this story. To condemn raw milk is ludicrous. It’s the terrain, not the strain. Do some research. You can start with a fellow by the name of Antoine Bechamp and pleomorphism.
    I feel horrible for Mrs. Tardiff but we all have to live with the consequences of our decisions. There is inherent risk in drinking raw milk, especially if you don’t know where it’s coming from and have little knowledge about the symbiotic relationship between man and bacteria.