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    Raw milk, nectar of the Gods...

    So, the wife and I were touring the local farm scene, purchasing crop shares for next spring, and she decided to purchase a couple of monthly cow shares, for 1.5 gallons of raw milk (from pastured cows), per week.

    I was skeptical. I like milk, but I don't like milk that tastes like udder.

    WOW! I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised! It is sooo smooth and tastes...well...like white honey, especially with the cream mixed in. I've never had milk so good, period. Lactose intolerant? No worries...raw milk still has everything in it we need to digest it properly! Turns out, it's SO VERY good for us in it's natural state. Did you know human life can be sustained, healthily, on raw milk alone? I didn't. Very cool stuff, IMO.

    Here's a linky to lots of cool info and uses.

    My wife has taken to scooping the cream off the top and making our weekly butter allowance (and buttermilk for baking!). Mmmmmmmmm... Homemade yogurts and cheese are next!
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    Yum! But just human milk for me please, yes you can live and grow on it! Mmm!
    Andrew

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    Having grown up on a dairy farm, I know how good it is. However, I also know the disease risks involved and stick to the pasteurized stuff.
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    I thought it was illegal to buy raw milk, just something I thought I had heard. Maybe just in Canada.

    I also grew up on a small farm and we had raw milk also, but it was goats milk which was good with chocolate powder but that was about it. I don't like milk to much. My grandmother had raw cows milk and that was better, she made butter and stuff also. She also use to give it to us warm and yah well I didn't like that to much.

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    Yes, as silly Canadians we have to be protected from ourselves. Like forcing us for years to buy melatonin over-the-counter in the United States instead of at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OopyDoopy View Post
    I thought it was illegal to buy raw milk, just something I thought I had heard. Maybe just in Canada.
    It is illegal to sell unpasteurized milk in the U.S. However, if you have your own cow, you can drink the milk from it. People use that as a loophole. They by shares in a farmer's cows and become part-owner. They get paid a dividend in milk. Technically, the milk is not being sold and the people are drinking milk from their own cows.

    It is a lot of trouble to go through to avoid drinking milk that has been heated to about 165 degrees F for 15 seconds, which is enough to kill most bacteria. That is all pasteurization is. No additives, no radiation, etc.

    Homogenization is a process that breaks the fat globules into smaller sizes so they are suspended and do not float to the top. It entails forcing the milk through tiny holes with high pressure. Again, no additives or chemicals involved. I cannot imagine how people get so paranoid about this. There is no hard science supporting the claims that it is not as nutritional or digestible as raw milk.
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    Consumers of raw milk believe that that heating destroys many of the natural nutrients in the milk along with the bacteria.

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    grew up on real milk straight from the cow, thats when milk tasted like milk not that tastless stuff you buy in shops ever day. skimmed the cream off the top and that tasted so creamy...it never did us any harm...we never had any allergies to dairy products not like kids do now adays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Quad View Post
    Consumers of raw milk believe that that heating destroys many of the natural nutrients in the milk along with the bacteria.
    Yes, people do believe that but there is no hard evidence to support their belief. There are people who believe that we did not land on the moon, but that does not make it true.
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    Raw milk is legally sold in California. I buy and drink it regularly.

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