Know your farmer know your food, eat local, eat real, you’ve heard this story for awhile now. But what about real milk? Raw milk activists have been pushing for years for the right to produce and sell raw milk to the public. The FDA and many public health officials warn that it is an extremely harmful product, particularly for children. Yet others believe that it is a key component of eating a healthy, whole foods diet. Here’s a story that highlights the ongoing struggle to redefine our food system to reflect the health needs of the people and the environment. Raw Milk Revealed in episode #8.
Michele Jay Russel
Program Manager/Research Microbiologist
Western Center for Food Safety
University of California – Davis
Marler Clark, Attorneys at Law, L.L.P., P.S.
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Raw Milk Websites
Raw Milk Studies – Benefits
known as the “GABRIELA study,” which onfirmed the dramatic decrease in allergies and asthma in 7000 children who drink raw milk.
known as the “PARSIFAL study,” which showed that 14900 kids who drank raw milk were then protected from allergies and asthma.
known as the “PASTURE cohort” study, which showed the beneficial immunoglobulin effects of drinking raw milk when pregnant and suggested that the raw whey protein may play an essential role in the immunologic protection.
known as the AMISH study, which showed that Amish children had less asthma when they drank raw milk.