From Jonathan Benson at Natural News.com:
“(NaturalNews) The truth has once again shaken the foundation of the ‘American Tower of Babel’ that is mainstream science, with a new study out of Harvard University showing that pasteurized milk product from factory farms is linked to causing hormone-dependent cancers. It turns out that the concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) model of raising cows on factory farms churns out milk with dangerously high levels of estrone sulfate, an estrogen compound linked to testicular, prostate, and breast cancers.
Dr. Ganmaa Davaasambuu, Ph.D., and her colleagues specifically identified “milk from modern dairy farms” as the culprit, referring to large-scale confinement operations where cows are milked 300 days of the year, including while they are pregnant. Compared to raw milk from her native Mongolia, which is extracted only during the first six months after cows have already given birth, pasteurized factory milk was found to contain up to 33 times more estrone sulfate. Continue reading
David E. Gumpert on The Complete Patient blog:
“It’s a tad awkward writing an assessment of a debate in which I was a participant…so here are a few random reactions to the raw milk debate at Harvard Law School Thursday evening. (If you missed it, you can view the recording on YouTube; it should be up shortly.)
* The two opponents–Heidi Kassenborg of the Minnnesota Department of Agriculture’s dairy division, and Fred Pritzker, a personal injury lawyer–handled well the audience’s clear pro-raw-milk leaning. Kasselbon said upfront, “I am probably not going to be able to persuade you.” Pritzker asked for a show of hands of those who favored raw milk, and was good humored when most everyone raised their hands. Continue reading
From Natural News.com:
“(NaturalNews) Demand for raw milk in the U.S. is soaring, and federal and state regulators are having an increasingly difficult time trying to fend off scrutiny of their outmoded, disproven propaganda about the so-called benefits of pasteurization. So in order to facilitate a dialogue about this popular and important issue, which is now at the forefront of food politics, Harvard Law School will be holding a raw milk debate on February 16, 2012 from 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm.
If you live anywhere near Harvard, you will not want to miss this riveting debate in person, which will feature Sally Fallon Morrell, author of the popular cookbook Nourishing Traditions and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and David Gumpert, author of the bookThe Raw Milk Revolution. These two advocates of food freedom for all will expose the flawed arguments of the anti-raw milk crowd, and draw attention to the incredible health benefits that can be gained from drinking clean, grass-fed raw milk. Continue reading
This should be good. Let’s hope they publish the proceedings of this landmark debate in some readily accessible format.
“Attorney Fred Pritzker has been invited to participate in a raw milk debate sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Food Law Society. Fred and Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Director of the Dairy & Food Inspection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be debating the dangers of raw milk consumption. Opposing them will be Sally Fallon Morell, President, Weston A. Price Foundation, and David Gumpert, Author, The Raw Milk Revolution, both leading raw milk proponents.
The debate is scheduled to be held on February 16 at Harvard Law School in the Langdell South classroom at 7:15 pm. The event is open to the public.” Continue reading