RFRT Raw Milk Podcast

08: Raw Milk Revealed

 

Know your farmer know your food, eat local, eat real, you’ve heard this story for awhile now. But what about real milk? Raw milk activists have been pushing for years for the right to produce and sell raw milk to the public. The FDA and many public health officials warn that it is an extremely harmful product, particularly for children. Yet others believe that it is a key component of eating a healthy, whole foods diet. Here’s a story that highlights the ongoing struggle to redefine our food system to reflect the health needs of the people and the environment. Raw Milk Revealed in episode #8.

Our Guests:

Sally Fallon Morrell
President, Treasurer
Weston A. Price Foundation
http://www.westonaprice.org/
Follow: @WestonAPrice

Vernon Hershberger
Dairy Farmer
Wisconsin
http://www.vernonhershberger.com/

Michele Jay Russel
Program Manager/Research Microbiologist
Western Center for Food Safety
University of California – Davis
http://wcfs.ucdavis.edu/

Bill Marler
Managing Partner
Marler Clark, Attorneys at Law, L.L.P., P.S.
http://www.marlerclark.com
http://www.marlerblog.com
http://www.foodsafetynews.com
Like: facebook.com/FoodSafetyNews
Follow: @Bill Marler

Mark McAfee
CEO, Managing Member
Organic Pastures
http://organicpastures.com
Like: facebook
Follow :@OrganicPastures
1-877-RAW-MILK

Raw Milk Websites

http://www.realmilk.com
http://www.realrawmilkfacts.com
http://www.westonaprice.org
http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/rawmilk/raw-milk-index.html
http://www.foodsafetynews.com
http://www.farmtoconsumer.org

Raw Milk Studies – Benefits

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21875744,
known as the “GABRIELA study,” which onfirmed the dramatic decrease in allergies and asthma in 7000 children who drink raw milk.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17456213,
known as the “PARSIFAL study,” which showed that 14900 kids who drank raw milk were then protected from allergies and asthma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22846753,
known as the “PASTURE cohort” study, which showed the beneficial immunoglobulin effects of drinking raw milk when pregnant and suggested that the raw whey protein may play an essential role in the immunologic protection.

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/new-study-amish-prove-raw-milk-promotes-health-children,
known as the AMISH study, which showed that Amish children had less asthma when they drank raw milk.

 

 

 

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  2. mmcgonigle11@verizon.net'
    Mary McGonigle-Martin

    The only person missing from the debate was someone who became ill from raw milk. I would like to mention that since 2005, 116 people have became ill with E.coli 0157:H7 after drinking contaminated raw milk and 27 children, mostly under the age of 10, went on to develop HUS. The milk they drank was intended to be consumed raw; the good type that Mark McAfee refers too.

    For those that don’t know what HUS is, it is a red blood disorder that develops from an E.coli 0157:H7 infection. The red blood cells begin to die and it clogs the filters in the kidneys causing acute kidney failure. In 2012, one little girl’s kidneys did not recover and her mom had to donate one of her kidneys to save her daughters life. Is raw milk really worth this? And Sally Fallon is worried about the suffering of a child with eczema. If the child with eczema removed all processed foods from the diet along with removing all dairy and adding omega 3′s, the eczema would clear up. Raw milk is not the only food that heals. Why take the risk?

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