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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 23 May 2015 @ 10:07am

    What's wrong with raw milk?

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    mdpopescu (profile), 25 May 2015 @ 2:57am

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    There's this weird belief in the US that raw milk is somehow bad for one's health. I have no idea why - and the notion that it's a "fad" (we've been doing it for the last, well, 2000 years at least) is pretty much on par with the idea that unbottled water is bad.

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  3. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2015 @ 3:16am

    Re: Re:

    Lets just say that a cows udders are pretty close to their bums. Can you say E Coli and Campylobacter?

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    John Fenderson (profile), 26 May 2015 @ 1:15pm

    Re:

    "What's wrong with raw milk?"

    Straight from the dairy? Nothing. There may be problems when it comes to stocking it in stores, though, since it has a dramatically shorter safe shelf life.

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    Zonker, 26 May 2015 @ 2:36pm

    Re:

    Because many types of harmful bacteria flourish in raw milk, bacteria that are especially harmful to children, seen in recent cases in Oregon:

    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/04/post-5/

    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/02/a-mom-and- a-dairymans-plea-dont-feed-children-raw-milk/

    http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/05/raw_ milk_outbreaks_on_the_rise.html

    This is the reason that pasteurization was invented, to kill pathogenic (harmful) bacteria and prolong the shelf life of dairy products. From Wikipedia:
    Diseases prevented by pasteurization can include tuberculosis, brucellosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever, and Q-fever; it also kills the harmful bacteria Salmonella, Listeria, Yersinia, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli O157:H7,[17][18] among others.

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Jun 2015 @ 6:44pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    No closer than your wife's are.

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