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Passionate debate rages over raw milk

Here’s a column from yesterday’s National Post by Paul Russell, talking about how interested people are in the raw milk issue. An excerpt:

“Certain news stories always bring in passionate letters. Abortion, God and anything related to homosexuality are sure to trigger a proverbial ton of letters.

But a curious new topic emerged in the last few weeks as a source of passionate discourse: Raw milk. More than two dozen readers have sent in opinions on this subject recently, representing both sides of the debate.

Those opposing unpasteurized milk invariably point to its potential health problems. Conversely, raw milk advocates voice two arguments. One, that it is healthier because it’s purely natural. The second is that the state has no justification to clamp down on the sale of a natural product that consumers desire. Continue reading

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