As you well know, I am very strongly in favor of drinking raw milk. It seem as though the FDA disagrees with me. Again. : )
Here is an article that appeared on Forbes.com just a few days ago. I would like you to follow the link, read the article, and then come back here.
OK. Now that you are back, I want you to remember some of the things you just read.
The agency says there were a total of 1,614 reported illnesses, 187 hospitalizations and two deaths from consumption of raw milk between 1998 and 2008.
AAHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 PEOPLE GOT SICK AND DIED FROM DRINKING RAW MILK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Sorry. Just had to get that out of my system.)
So, do you know how many people the flu just in one year?
According to the CDC, 36,000. Of course that figure is from 1990, when people were much less concerned about their health but...
Do you think that that number dropped to any less than 2 in the last 20 years? I mean, the only number less that 2, is 1 right? (Of course you could argue that 0 is a number but whatever... : )
Now, remember, the figures from the CDC about the flu were from a span of 10 years.
The numbers from the FDA about raw milk were also from a span of 10 years.
So now what?
"This is about raw milk, not the flu, bozo!"
Can't you see? All of these government agencies are trying to scare you into believing that raw milk is bad for you. The reason they are doing this?
Control. Control. Control.
And what we need is self control. Not government control.
Benjamin Serven, Foodie
P.S. You don't mind if I call myself names, do you?