The raw milk debate (not sure why there is one in the first place) has been heating up, with several media outlets taking an interest in the latest health food trend and studies being undertaken as well.
This one is more about the freedom to choose what we want to eat as humans of free will than it is about the possible health benefits, however, and it’s yet another indicator that Americans need to get out and fight for their freedoms again.
While raw milk is hard to find at best in America despite the fact that many of our ancestors were raised on it, Europe is the total opposite. Recently, news and pictures about raw milk machines in countries like Italy and now France have come out in American alternative media outlets, raising several questions.
The foremost one of course is, if it’s good enough for them why isn’t it for Americans? And if it’s good enough for the country that gave us Louis Pasteur and his way of heating (exchanging nutrients for an easier way to make it safe, proponents say), why not for us?
There obviously is a major lobbying group working behind the scenes to keep things the way they are in America. Just go to the store, buy your jug of (possibly artificially hormone-pumped and of course antibiotic-pumped) 2% and shut up. Don’t ask questions about trivial things like asthma rates, lactose intolerence, acne, early puberty in girls, and so on and so forth.
Personally, I don’t drink raw milk because it’s so hard to find, but I do eat raw cheese when I get my hands on it. It makes me feel better, to be quite honest. A recent study published in the Des Moines Register touted the benefits of unheated milk, which makes sense since the good bacteria and the vitamins maintain their integrity and benefits.
And if you try to go back to the good old days and enjoy raw milk the way so many millions of people who built the country have, you could find yourself at the mercy of armed federal and county agents like the Rawesome Foods group.
What’s going on here? Is it time to ask some questions about what’s really going on with the food system in this country?
Actually, that time has passed. It’s time for direct action and it’s time to vote with our wallets. Let’s get back to a small farm-based, GMO-free, natural way of living and maybe we might live to be older than 55 in these strange days and times. To your health.
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