“When mom is the source, milk —the universal first meal — requires no further processing.
With cow’s milk, it’s a different story. Before Louis Pasteur concluded that heat kills disease-related bacteria, everyone drank raw milk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that drinking raw milk is very dangerous, and federal law forbids interstate distribution of unpasteurized milk for human consumption.
Still, some proclaim it their right to drink raw, unpasteurized milk.
Max Kane, director of a Chicago food-buying club, protests that raw milk eases the excruciating gastrointestinal distress he’s suffered all his life. Last winter, Kane rallied a disgruntled coterie of raw milk revolutionaries in Chicago’s Independence Park. Continue reading