Daily Archives: November 2, 2010

Michael Schmidt’s update on the rapidly unfolding Alberta front in raw milk war

This just in from raw milk farmer and advocate Michael Schmidt:

Michael Schmidt meeting recently in Florida with local Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader Cynthia and Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund Lawyer Pete Kennedy to discuss food rights issues.

Update on the Alberta raw milk war: Continue reading

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New study on lactose intolerance finds raw milk is not necessarily a solution

David E. Gumpert, writing for Grist.org:

“For many years, raw-milk advocates have claimed that unpasteurized milk counters lactose intolerance — the upset stomach many people feel after consuming dairy products. There have been loads of anecdotal claims, and an unpublished study of raw milk drinkers in Michigan in 2007 showed that more than 80 percent of 155 individuals who said they had been diagnosed with lactose intolerance could handle raw milk without problems.

But opponents of raw milk, prime among them the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, have always been adamant that there’s no difference between raw and pasteurized milk for individuals who are lactose intolerant. Continue reading

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