This page is intended to help readers find the good stuff, of whatever sort they’re particularly looking for, among the many posts that make up The Bovine — 180 posts as of Nov. 6th, 2008.
The Bovine’s Greatest Hits:
Our new most popular story of all time (up to Dec 6, 2008) is the story of the SWAT-style raid on Manna Storehouse coop in Ohio. We’ve done three posts on this story, with increasing amounts of detail, as it became available:
Our story on raw chocolate and the North American Union was once the most popular of all time on The Bovine. And I must say, I also think it’s a pretty good piece, although it’s not about raw milk, not directly at least.
But more popular still are the pages About and Pasteur. Kudos to Winnifred for the idea to do something to explain the quote from Pasteur. After all, a lot of the discussion around raw milk centres around the merits and demerits of pasteurization, and a good historical perspective on the matter can only help clarify things.
Bookstores have those; why not The Bovine. These are stories I’d particularly like to draw to the attention of readers because either they’re unusually well written, include important information, or some combination of the above. Partly I’m picking them because I think they might tend to get overlooked in the large volume of other posts:
This is one of the best stories I’ve read on raw milk; and I’ve read a lot of them.
And this is another of the best stories I’ve read on raw milk. These are the two best. Yes even better than the story in Harpers, although that one’s not bad either.
This story on Beta Casein A1 and A2 is somewhat technical but it brings out significant findings — like “is there something genetically wrong with milk from Holstein cows — that I have seen only on Gordon Watson’s site, from where I excerpted a lot of this piece. Nobody else I’ve seen is talking about this stuff — in the northern hemisphere at least.
And this is such a sweet and poignant story that I find myself thinking about it again and again. It highlights an important cultural difference that sometimes we might tend to overlook, and one that is somehow key to the mission of raw milk. Sure, go ahead, tell me I’m wrong. But read it first.
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