Got raw milk?

In this week’s Xpress is a story by yours truly about a recent push to overturn a N.C. ban on “cow shares,” a farmer-consumer arrangement that allows the latter to legally obtain raw milk, be it of cow, sheep or goat origin.

Apparently the issue is very much on journalists’ minds; in this week’s issue of Durham-based alt-weekly The Independent, writer Suzanne Nelson takes it on in a very thorough and personal way.

Raw milk, or “real” milk as its boosters like to call it,  as since 2004 in North Carolina only been available for human consumption by farmers themselves. A majority of public health and agriculture officials consider it a disease threat, but a small and vocal movement wants to restore raw milk’s availability by reason of its perceived health benefits and wholesomeness compared to its pasteurized and, by extension, “industrialized” counterpart.

Drink deeply, readers.

— Kent Priestley, staff writer


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2 thoughts on “Got raw milk?

  1. John Buckley

    Real cow’s milk, the real thing, un-pasteurized and un-homogenized, is different. It tastes much better than regular store milk, which I consider unsafe and refuse to drink. Organic milk is no better. There’s a whole long list of why raw milk is great stuff to drink, but the proof is in the glass and how it feels in my tummy. Even when legal, it will be necessary to go directly to the dairyman because it still can’t be sold in stores, although in CA and elsewhere it is sold in stores. NC is behind the times, as usual — heads in the dirt, livin’ like the 1950s.

  2. i heard carl mumpower is going to go undercover to show the APD how easy this Illegal Substance is to procure.

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