Thank you Rachel, a commenter at my original raw milk safety post, for leading me to a very good discussion in the comments at this post on raw milk safety. The post itself is interesting, but if you have some time, be sure to read all the comments there, too. I often tell my readers, “Don’t believe what I say, research it for yourself!” This includes hearing all sides before you make your own decisions, and the comments there are pretty well-rounded if you read enough of them.
Our Decision on Raw Milk
Before we began drinking raw milk over five years ago, we were well-aware that there were risks involved, and I made sure to be clear about that in my raw milk safety post. You can read more there about our decision, which we are still completely confident about. (Learn why raw milk is the best milk for you: Raw Milk Benefits and Information: Q & A with Mark McAfee).
And by the way, there was a quote in the post that said this: “Raw milk is great. I used to get it straight from a friend’s small dairy. You just have to know that every five or six years, you are going to puke your guts out. Besides that — it’s great.” Well, I don’t know what farm he got his milk from, but that’s never happened to anyone in our family, or anyone in our raw milk carpool, either.
My only warning about the comments there is that one particular commenter may drive you crazy. I asked myself, “Would I feel that way if he and I agreed on the topic?” I do believe I would. A nasty tone and snippy remarks are annoying no matter which side of the issue someone falls on. After you read it, see if you agree.
Sally Fallon had a good reply
If you don’t have time to read all the comments (super interesting, but there are a lot of them), be sure to follow the link to another raw milk post with Sally’s remarks about all this in the comment section.
- More posts all about raw milk
Here’s a book on the topic that you’ll definitely want to read: The Untold Story of Milk
- Raw Milk Benefits and Information: Q & A with Mark McAfee
- The Dangers of Soy
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