Appropos of nothing, here’s a silly little video that re-enacts famous wars from the last seventy years using food types as metaphors for national identities. And no, in this movie, the “Hamburg-ers” are not German. Warning: This is all “battle” and no “raw milk”.
Daily Archives: November 20, 2008
We’ve run a couple of stories lately that illustrate how readily public health officials jump to conclusions in food poisoning cases whenever there was exposure to raw milk. I’m thinking of the case of the other milk man and the case in Wisconsin.
This presumption of guilt on the part of health officials is a sore point with many raw milk advocates. Most recently, David E. Gumpert writes about trying to understand the thinking of public health officials in a case from 2007 involving Organic Pastures in California. Here’s part of what he says:
“…. One especially revealing piece of new information, for me, is the California Department of Public Health report Darwin linked to on the campylobacter outbreak in late 2007, apparently blamed on Organic Pastures Dairy Co. (There aren’t that many raw milk dairies in Fresno.) Talk about complicated…or maybe I’m just a little slow. Anyway, here is a simplistic explanation of what I got out of the report:
— Two siblings who had consumed raw milk got bad upset stomachs in late 2007, and one was was diagnosed with campylobacter. Continue reading