Poland’s raw milk ban — Sir Julian Rose

From Kimberly Hartke’s blog:

“Sometime within the last 18 months, Polish schools switched from serving un-homogenized, pasteurized milk to UHT (ultra-high temperature) pasteurized and homogenized milk.

According to today’s guest blogger, unpasteurised milk (otherwise known as raw or farm fresh milk) is, by some quirk of justice, banned in Poland; the only country in Europe (apart from Scotland) to do this. Everyone in Poland who lives near a farm or near someone with a house cow, has access to it anyway, so the ban only affects towns people.

This ban is probably illegal. According to European Union regulations, unpasteurised milk can only be withheld from sale by a member state if there is strong proof of detrimental health affects. Of course, there are not any such problems in Poland.

The following letter is translated into Polish and is going out to the press, to Sir Julian’s email list and to government officials.

Real Milk or Dangerous Imitation?

by Guest Blogger Sir Julian Rose

It has recently come to my attention that school children in Poland are being given heat treated, homogenised milk in Primary schools and even in kindergartens. This situation jeopardises the future health and welfare of these children because UHT (ultra heat treated milk) is a distorted and denatured food and homogenisation further increases the level of denaturing.

Ultra heat treated milk kills off the beneficial bacteria which would otherwise help to develop a strong immune system, a well developed bone structure and a properly functioning digestive system.

Homogenisation makes the cream (which normally floats to the top of the milk) and the milk into one consistency. This is achieved by forcing the milk/cream through a finely punctured copper plate at high pressure. The fat globules are fractured and broken down causing distortion of the milk’s casein proteins. This leads the milk to become a largely indigestible product. Homogenised heat treated milk has been linked with heart disease due to clogging of the arteries….”

Read it all on Kimberly Hartke’s blog.


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4 responses to “Poland’s raw milk ban — Sir Julian Rose

  1. thebovine

    I visited Poland in 2007. You’d see farmers using horse-drawn wagons on the road and people milking cows into pails in the field. Small is beautiful!

  2. Evelyn

    So, if we can keep track of what happens to the health of those city kids, over the next few years……

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