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Julia Wotten @juliaw

@theskinnyconfidential thanks for the info. I personally think it’s important to find raw milk from reputable brands or businesses that you trust. I personally trust my farmers market. I think people should go to their farmers markets, get to know the farmers and become educated about the products they are selling. These people are usually genuine great people that you can trust to give you a good product.

Some people are scared of raw milk because they’ve read some crazy horror story on the Internet. But those cases are seriously one in a million and could happen with any food product. In fact it’s happening now with all of the food we are eating, it’s just a slow death rather than a quick death.

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Two Cents @twocents

@theskinnyconfidential @juliaw I think this is an interesting topic. I have read a lot of negative things about pasteurization, so even though I do not trust our government to tell us the truth, I went to the CDC website (Center for Disease Control) to check out what they are saying about it.

Heres the link if you are interested in looking at the full report: http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/rawmilk/raw-milk-questions-and-answers.html

But basically they say that 79% of the outbreaks in disease from diary products were due to the fact that the product was raw.

This only resulted in two deaths between 1998-2011 so its not very dangerous though.

If I were you I would do what @theskinnyconfidential mentions and stick to juices if you are trying to get vitamins or even what @Juliaw said about knowing where you get your products.

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Coffee Addict @coffeeaddict

@twocents thanks for sharing the report. I am not so sure I agree with unpasteurized products. But the the post about milk by @theskinnyconfidential really grossed me out.

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Ross Bryan @ross-bryan-31

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My first job was on my brother-in-law’s dairy farm in northeastern Ohio, working with two Amish guys – I kid you not, both named Moses. Each day, both men drew one gallon of unpasteurized milk from the bulk tank to bring home to their families. Not once did I ever see any of them get sick.

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Holy cow guys, I just found this discussion and thought I’d horn in. I really don’t have a lot to add to this except a personal observation.

Both sets of my grandparents and their children, including my mom and dad drank raw milk from a cow and made and ate butter from the raw milk and they never had any sickness from raw milk their whole lives. No bull.

That’s all I’ve got to say, I won’t udder another word.

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Ross Bryan @ross-bryan-31

A couple years back, Colbert did a really amusing segment on this very subject. Enjoy…

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/rex0nc/rawesome-foods-raid

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brian.l.altonen @brian-l-altonen

What is pasteurization? Then how can you criticize and process when you don’t even know what it is.

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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

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Just caught this discussion still in play. Didn’t receive any notices.

Pasteurization:
noun pas·teur·i·za·tion \ˌpas-chə-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌpas-tyə-, -tə-\

: a process in which a liquid (such as milk or cream) is heated to a temperature that kills harmful germs and then cooled quickly.

Is there a threat here? Maybe. I think it would depend on what they are feeding the cows compared to what they used to feed the cows.

I’m feeling a bit bullish, so I’m gonna hoof it on outta here.

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