Here’s an excerpt from a recent post on “Tales of a Farmer’s Daughter” blog, along with a University of Waterloo radio interview with Mark McAfee:
“An editorial in Tuesday’s Ontario Farmer addresses the issue of farmers drinking raw milk. The author, Paul Mahon, says there is a contradiction in the dairy industry as farmers are permitted to drink their own raw milk, but they aren’t permitted to sell raw milk to consumers.
There has been controversy concerning the sale of raw milk for years and it seems the debate is not over. Mahon says, “If there are people who believe that unpasteurised milk is for them, they should be able to legally get it for themselves.”
In some aspects, I agree since my family drinks raw milk from our farm and no one in my family has ever gotten sick from drinking raw milk. In fact, twenty-four years ago when my oldest brother was a baby, my mom asked the doctor if she should pasteurize the milk for him.
The doctor said she should pasteurize milk for him until he was a year old and then he could drink raw milk….”