The CDC claims that raw milk is 150 times more dangerous than pasteurized milk in a recently concluded study conducted over the previous 13 years. I find it pretty convenient that this “study” comes out at the same time the FDA has essentially shut down an Amish farm producing raw milk.
I’m not one of those people who advocate not vaccinating your children like many of the raw milk proponents are (read this outfit’s take on the study results and you’ll see what I mean). But I’d like to see some real scientific evidence on the pros and cons of raw milk. Neither side has produced anything remotely convincing, and I suspect it’s because both sides are making unsubstantiated claims about the health woes or benefits of consuming raw milk.
In the meantime, maybe the FDA should investigate why milk production facilities are so filthy that they need their product to be pasteurized. That would probably be a far better use of taxpayer dollars than going after some pretty peaceful people who just want to consume something that occurs naturally in nature.