In the upcoming January issue of the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases a study called “Unpasteurized Milk: A Continued Public Health Threat” will be found a under Food Safety. It promises to be controversial– and well cited by those vehemently against the healthy, wholesome and natural drink called clean, raw milk.
The propoganda piece also provides psychological diagnosis for those “biased” into thinking that raw milk has curative properties and methods to change these old-fashioned ideas.
The authors then show more of their arrogance by offering legal advice: “physicians, veterinarians, and dairy farmers who promote, or even condone, the human consumption of unpasteurized milk and dairy products may be at risk for subsequent legal action.”
Before I comment on this piece of junk science, I wanted to post it now so the “peer-reviewed study” won’t get buried in my stacks and be lost forever. I must point out that the study is from Ohio State University– Wooster Agricultural Research facility, right up the road from my house.
The large number of raw milk drinkers associated with this institution should be sickened by this report. Personally, the study is like pasteurized milk: it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
To state that there is no health benefits of drinking clean raw milk, when there are tens of thousands who have first-hand experience with its consumption relieving many disorders and diseases, now and the past 100 years must bring up the red flag of flawed science with a preconceived conclusion. In fact, it led David Gumpert to title his article Why a Research Report on Raw Milk Is Really a Political Document Masquerading As a Scientific Paper
According to the authors, “physicians, veterinarians, and dairy farmers who promote, or even condone, the human consumption of unpasteurized milk and dairy products may be at risk for subsequent legal action.” The Weston A. Price Foundation has their superb rebuttal with 50 references posted here: http://www.realmilk.com/documents/ResponsetoInfectiousClinicalDiseaseArticle. pdf
The actual early release study is located here, so you can be prepared for all the buzz when it hits the streets.