Daily Archives: February 22, 2012

CDC cherry picks the data to make case against the safety of raw milk — WAPF

From Kimberly Hartke at the Weston A. Price Foundation:


Agency ignores data that shows dangers of pasteurized milk

WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2012. In a press release issued yesterday, authors affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control claim that the rate of outbreaks caused by unpasteurized milk and products made from it was 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk.” The authors based this conclusion on an analysis of reports submitted to the CDC from 1993 to 2006.

According the Weston A. Price Foundation, the CDC has manipulated and cherry picked this data to make raw milk look dangerous and to dismiss the same dangers associated with pasteurized milk. Continue reading


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Raw milk statistics twisted by politics

From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

“During the raw milk debate at Harvard Law School last Thursday, I criticized our opponents for their failure to present data, as in real understandable numbers.

I had gone to the trouble of analyzing data from official statistics provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control–supposedly the gold standard of foodborne illness data. (Some of what I presented was CDC data extracted by the MarlerClark firm, certainly no friend of raw milk.)  I found that, over the last decade, between 25 and 175 individuals have been reported ill each year from raw milk. Moreover, I found that the number of illnesses is generally in the vicinity of .5% of the total number of 23,000-25,000 foodborne illnesses reported each year. That’s a very small percentage, given that 3% of the population has been found, by the CDC, to be drinking raw milk. Continue reading


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Young person’s perspective on raw milk

Sixteen year old Tessa Rachel writes about going to a raw milk rally on her blog, Proverbs 31 Wannabe:

Tessa (left) with friends at the rally. Photo via Proverbs 31 Wannabe.

“Today we attended a “Rally for Raw Milk”

The rally was set for noon on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse.

Vernon Herschberger had a 1:00 p.m. hearing in that courthouse. He’s accused of supposedly illegally running a dairy farm and selling raw milk. Continue reading


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Cellphone dangers, anecdotal evidence

Timely health intel from the Hella Delicious blog:

“Your bra is not the place to keep your cellphone. Dr John West MD Founding director of Breast Care and Imaging Centre of Orange County tells us why:

I had an interesting experience recently when giving a craniosacral therapy session to a woman who had just come back from a doctor’s appointment. In passing she mentioned it was a mammogram. It didn’t register with me until later when I was completely wiped out and developed an unusual rash on my chest that I put the two together. [When doing a deeply resonant therapy it is best not to work on someone who has just been radiated–note to self!] I have been uncovering more and more information lately demonstrating that low frequency EMFs are especially damaging to breasts and gonads. No wonder we have an epidemic of both breast and prostate cancer! Continue reading

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