I drank raw milk for many years and loved it. Never had a problem. There was a dairy in Southern California, Alta Dena that would sell it. It wasn't cheap, but was worth every penny. Know many people who drink it right from the cow.
That's the scariest thing about raw milk - you think it's all safe for years and years, and people actively want to buy it for your family because media is saying that processing is dangerous or somehow unnatural (as though drinking another animal's milk as adults is totally cool with nature), and then ....
One of the moms interviewed said on facebook (def a reliable source) "“It is true that we drank it for years with no problem. But that's just it. You can drink uncontaminated milk for nine years with no problem. And then on year nine, day one - you get one jar of contaminated milk and one or two kiddos in your house can't handle it. It WAS the raw milk. You won't hear that from the local food clubs (or maybe even the local news sources)…..” from http://thecompletepa...icken-5-ky-kids
I'm a pretty big fan of food technology -being able to pasteurize, being able to can things, being able to process things, being able to have food that doesn't rot or can be frozen. If I were religious, I'd say the ability we have to now distribute safe food to a huge range of people and locations is a miracle given to human kind to allow us to prosper. Yes, canned food tastes different than fresh food. Yes, frozen food tastes different, and sure, it's possible raw milk or raw beef is better tasting without processing... but the lack of complete deliciousness is acceptable to me if it means I won't die from it.
Edited by magenta_majors, 05 November 2014 - 10:21 PM.