Raw Milk Facts and Findings

Have you heard about the recent raid on Rawesome Foods, a private food buying club in Venice, California? If you are not in the loop of crazy health renegade stories then you probably did not hear about this story.  It must be read, check it out here. Be sure to read all 4 pages not just the first one.  I gotta admit its kind of funny.  I can just picture the agents saying: “Raise your hands and drop the milk or else.”

Anyways, I got 3 emails asking me about my view on Raw Milk so I wanted to share some valid information with you regarding the story of Raw Milk in the US.  I drank it as a child and have consumed it on and off for many years.  There are cases where animal products are not good for your health and a vegetarian diet is warranted but for the sake of this post I will just provide some info on Raw Milk and later I will do a write-up on the benefits, risks and contra-indications for consuming certain foods.

Check out the info below courtesy of Rawmilk.org.  Now, I am off to make my raw coconut milk and raw goat milk smoothie with raw honey, raw coconut oil, raw greens and raw almonds!  Yumm!  See ya!

Report in Favor of Raw Milk

by Aajonus Vonderplanitz, Nutritional Scientist/Nutritionist/Author

Expert Report and Recommendations sent to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on February 8, 2001. (read more)

Raw Milk Is The Only Healthy Milk, Why Has It Been Outlawed?

by Aajonus Vonderplanitz, Nutritional Scientist/Nutritionist/Author, and Retired Raw Dairy Farmer Carlet Hoff

There is too little known among the general public about the benefits of raw milk, even though raw milk was the foster mother of mankind. Controversial seems to be a week adjective when considering the vehement rhetoric of individuals who lash out against it from mis-education and fear. The bacteria-phobia has no empirical base… (read more)

Raw milk rules up to legislature in 2008

by Suzanne Nelson, The Independence Weekly, October 31, 2007

The question of whether North Carolinians have the right to purchase unprocessed milk doesn’t seem to be going away.

After the N.C. Board of Agriculture adopted a regulation in early September requiring the addition of a charcoal-colored dye to all raw milk (legally sold only as “pet milk”), the rule was sent to the N.C. Rules Review Commission. Raw milk activists had challenged the legality … (read more)

Raw Milk And Cheese Production – a Critical Evaluation of Scientific Research

by Professor Verner Wheelock, September 1997
Verner Wheelock Associates, North Barn, Broughton Hall Business Park, SKIPTON, N Yorkshire, BD23 3AE

There are several elements in this country which advocate that all milk used for the production of cheese should be pasteurized initially. For example, a recent statement from the IFST has recommended that milk used in the production of cheese should undergo full pasteurization… In reaching the conclusion on pasteurization, the authors noted that raw milk cannot be guaranteed to be free from pathogenic bacteria. A detailed examination of the case presented in the IFST document reveals some serious flaws in the argument… (read more)

Drink it raw: Why is unprocessed milk the only illegal food in North Carolina?

by Suzanne Nelson, The Independence Weekly, June 30, 2007

I showed up at the farm in the dark of night. This was not a necessary element to procuring my illicit elixir, but it somehow seemed apropos. A lone light and the moon illuminated the gravel drive between my car and the barn in rural Alamance County. A black cat scurried across my path, and I mused at the irony… (read more)

“Microbe-Phobia” Destroys the Nutrients in our Food and, in Turn, Destroys our Health

by Aajonus Vonderplanitz, Nutritional Scientist/Nutritionist/Author

The nation is fighting the last battles for commercially available raw milk on the vast open market in the USA. The onslaught of microbe-phobia has virtually outlawed raw milk or bankrupt the major fresh raw dairymen with over-regulation and testing most states. In a few states you can obtain raw milk directly from the farmer, at the farm only. In several states, people can buy fresh raw milk products… (read more)

Food Surveillance of Raw Milk

by Aajonus Vonderplanitz, Nutritional Scientist/Nutritionist/Author and Retired Raw Dairy Farmer Carlet Hoff

As a result of Ministers agreeing in 1993 to review the continued sale of raw cows’ milk in England & Wales, the Steering Group on the Microbiological Safety of Food approved a survey to be carried out to measure the hygienic quality of that retailed in these countries and to establish the prevalence of putative pathogens. The main aim of this survey was to determine total viable count and counts of coliform bacteria… (read more)

What Started Pasteurization?

by Aajonus Vonderplanitz, Nutritional Scientist/Nutritionist/Author

A French crystal-chemist by the name of Louis Pasteur, who was born in 1822 and died in 1895, suddenly became famous because he saved the wine and beer industries from devastation. During a period in Europe when molds were affecting wine crops, Pasteur invented a heat process that saved the wine from complete financial failure… On his death-bed, Pasteur confessed that his and the allopathic bacteria theory was all wrong and that disease was the result of a toxic environment… (read more)

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