Here’s another excerpt from David E. Gumpert’s coverage of Tuesday’s IAFP symposium on raw milk. It’s ironic that the pathogen causing the problems in the story below was unknown before the 1980s and is suspected of having mutated into it’s present highly virulent form in the feedlots of America, where cattle are kept in unnatural confinement and fed an unnatural diet of grain, along with growth hormones and antibiotics to fatten them faster.
So now we’ve got this virulent strain of E-coli (O157H7), which seems to have been very much the product of the agribusiness way of doing things wrong for profit, being used as a reason to try to stamp out those few people who are trying to show us the solution to America’s dairy woes — I’m talking about our raw milk farmers. And now, from the Complete Patient blog:
“Probably the most curious presentation at yesterday’s raw milk symposium was by Bruce Clark, the “Clark” of the food poisoning law firm MarlerClark.
His session at the International Association of Food Protection symposium (discussed in my previous post) was entitled, “A legal perspective on raw milk consumption”, but it might have been more accurately entitled, “A dress rehearsal of MarlerClark’s closing arguments in the case of Lauren Herzog vs Organic Pastures Dairy Company.” Continue reading