This will be an important book for the raw milk movement — coming soon. From the website of David’s publisher, Chelsea Green:
Click on image above to go to Chelsea Green website to watch movie of author David E. Gumpert talk about his new book "The Raw Milk Revolution".
“When health and business journalist David E. Gumpert decided to look beyond the official FDA statement on raw milk and pasteurization, he encountered farmers and producers of nutritional supplements who told a very different story.
“Raw milk is produced a lot differently than conventional milk. I mean, now you just look at these cows here. They are so clean compared to what you’re going to find with cows standing in a feedlot, standing in manure all day.
“Milk is really our first processed food, which is pretty important to keep in mind, because when you heat milk, even for a short time, you kill not only pathogens, but you kill off certain enzymes and certain, what we now know to be beneficial bacteria. So you are changing the composition of the milk. Continue reading
Here are some excerpts from Dr. Mercola’s “different point of view“:
Image from CBS News via Dr. Mercola's site.... What Emergency?
“President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency on Friday October 23, empowering the health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed up treatment.
His declaration authorizes Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to bypass normal federal regulations so health officials can respond more quickly to the outbreak, which, allegedly, has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.
“As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic,” Obama wrote in the declaration, which the White House announced Saturday. Continue reading
Here’s an excerpt from a story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald:
Lynne Tietzel says cheesemakers must control production to ensure safety. Photo by Domino Postiglione
“…Slow Food warrior Carlo Petrini has thrown his weight behind the campaign to allow raw milk cheese to be made in Australia.
Here for the Sydney International Food Festival, he urged a relaxation of the tough rules, saying the local industry is being left behind.
The man who defended Rome’s Spanish Steps against the presence of McDonald’s in the 1980s, and founded Slow Food, believes a consumer campaign would result in change. His followers in Australia are drawing up battle plans and promise a campaign to tear up the restrictions.
”We are being left behind by the rest of the planet,” local Slow Food campaign co-ordinator Michael Croft says. Continue reading