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Hundreds gather in Madison Wisconsin to debate raw milk & food rights issues

Here’s the first story we’ve seen on yesterday’s international raw milk symposium in Madison. This is excerpted from Rick Barrett’s story in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

Raw milk is available in 1424 locations in Italy, but in the U.S. it's a dire health hazard? No wonder fewer Americans than ever before are "drinking"the official "Kool Aid" put out by the FDA and friends.

Madison – More than 300 people, including some from as far away as Europe, attended an international symposium Saturday meant to promote the benefits of unpasteurized milk – and to urge legalizing raw milk sales in Wisconsin.

Advocates say the Dairy State’s handling of the issue will send an important signal to the rest of the nation.

With the exception of limited, incidental sales, state law prohibits the sale of unpasteurized milk to the public because it may carry bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses.

Raw milk advocates want the law changed, saying the benefits of fresh, unprocessed milk far outweigh the risks. Continue reading

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