Monday, February 25, 2008

Boston Globe: More dairies go raw

An article yesterday in the Boston Globe reported on the trend toward dairy farmers shrinking their herds, putting the cows on pasture (instead of grain), and selling their milk to local families raw instead of sending it to large processing facilities to be pasteurized and homogenized.

From the article, a quote from real foods guru Marion Nestle:

"It's part of the real food movement that says, 'If it's whole and unprocessed, it's better for me,' " said Nestle, author of several books, including "What to Eat," a guide to good nutrition. "Personally, I prefer my milk pasteurized. But on the other hand, I don't see why raw milk can't be produced according to food safety standards and tested for pathogens and be safe. The whole thing seems to be blown out of proportion."
Thank you, Marion. It's all about having the freedom to make our own choices rather than allowing the government make them for us.

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