Here’s Markenna Goodman, of Treehugger.com, interviewing raw milk author David E. Gumpert on the findings in his recent book… via AlterNet.org:
“Food regulation is one of the most important issues consumers face today. And for people who are concerned with where their food comes from (and how it got there), milk is now at the center of this debate. And because of its health benefits, many more people are turning to raw milk. Even lactose intolerant folks have found they can digest the un-pasteurized liquid; and it’s been said to reduce allergies and asthma in children — ailments that are on the rise in the U.S.
But there’s one hitch: raw milk is illegal.
I spoke with journalist David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights, about our right to healthy food–what could very well be the new civil rights movement.
Makenna Goodman: Okay — I’m just going to ask, even though it seems like it should be obvious: What is raw milk?
David Gumpert: Raw milk is just what the name suggests — milk straight from the cow (or goat), which hasn’t been pasteurized (heated to 161 degrees for 15 seconds) or homogenized.
MG: Mass media says raw milk is bad for me. Is this true? Continue reading