When people start barfing, raw milk loses its fun
Posted: March 30th, 2010 - 12:50pm by Doug Powell
Laura Landro of The Wall Street Journal writes this morning that amid new reports of illnesses linked to raw milk, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are stepping up efforts to warn consumers of the dangers, and urging states to strengthen their regulations to minimize the hazards of raw milk. …
On Friday, the FDA reported 12 new cases of illness in the Midwest linked to raw milk from a dairy contaminated with a dangerous bacterium, campylobacter
Kalee Prue, a 29-year old Connecticut mother of one, says she believed in the benefits of raw milk but became ill soon after drinking some purchased at a Whole Foods in Connecticut linked to the E. coli outbreak.
Ms. Prue says even if there are healthy properties in raw milk, "there are other ways to get the benefits that raw milk has to offer, and it just isn't worth the risk."
Whole Foods declined comment on Ms. Prue's case.
Whole Foods, like any other demagogue, sucks when it is questioned, but they sure like the attention when they hold the microphone.
Sally Fallon Morrell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, which promotes the consumption of "nutrient-dense whole foods," including raw milk, says the risks described from the CDC and FDA are "way overblown" and that the there is ample evidence that raw milk has many health properties. .
At the Grassfields farm in Coopersville, Mich., where 150 families belong to a cow-sharing program called Green Pastures, … it treats infections when they occur with "herbs, homeopathy, tinctures, prayer and vitamins."
More faith-based food safety.