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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ireland Bans Raw Milk Selling By Farmers.

New rules will turn milk lovers into outlaws.

Ireland's famous fresh dairy products are about to go sour: After years of allowing unregulated raw milk sales, the government is getting ready to cut it all off practically overnight.

The total ban on raw milk sales might even be taking effect as you read this.

What's amazing here isn't just the 180-degree turn on raw milk from complete freedom to a complete ban -- it's the fact that Ireland is actually living, breathing PROOF that raw milk is safe and healthy.

Since the last ban was lifted in 2006, the Irish have turned to farm-fresh milk with the gusto they normally reserve for Guinness. One farmer told the Irish Times this summer that he went from selling no raw milk at all to 400 liters a week in no time flat.

Yet despite the growing raw milk consumption, there have been no major outbreaks of illness or disease.

And that's not just the luck o' the Irish at work -- it's because responsibly produced raw milk is not the risky cocktail you've been led to believe. In fact, bans like this one aren't about safety at all -- and they never are.

All countries with raw milk restrictions and bans -- including the United States -- have one thing in common, and it's not healthier people: It's a powerful dairy industry. Pasteurization is the hammer that industry uses to nail down control of everyone's milk money.

Without pasteurization laws, farmers can sell direct to consumers and earn a good living. With those laws in place, however, most farmers have no choice but to sell their milk to Big Dairy operations for pennies on the dollar.

Farmers aren't the only ones getting the shaft here -- consumers also lose big, because pasteurization kills everything in milk worth having: powerful natural probiotics and healthy dairy proteins as well as key vitamins and minerals.

Those nutrients make raw milk an immune-boosting tonic that can beat allergies and asthma, fight illness and disease, and even cure autism in children.

To my Irish readers -- and everyone else who has to fight for the right to drink raw milk -- don't let the authorities push you around. Get your raw milk however you can.

The Daily Dose.

See this piece on pasteurisation from 1938 before the media and medical profession had developed advanced anti-raw milk propaganda.

EXTRACT -

Recent figures published regarding the spread of tuberculosis by milk show, among other facts, that over a period of five years, during which time 70 children belonging to a special organization received a pint of raw milk daily. One case only of the disease occurred. During a similar period when pasteurized milk had been given, 14 cases were reported.

http://www.realmilk.com/rawvpasteur.html

7 comments:

Tim said...

Hi Tap, so about the solar storm issue? Will it be on 23 April 2013 or May 2013? I think the date is extremely important.

Tapestry said...

Pardon the phrase, but I'm as much in the dark as you are. I only pass on the thoughts and writings of others on that topic, which is not my area of expertise. Although, as you say, the exact date could prove very important. Gordon Logan is an important source for the story. I haven't heard from him for a week or so.

richard said...

The Missis is from Ireland and drank nothing but unpasteurised milk as a child. Now in her late forties she has been diagnosed with latent TB, and is hypothesising that the bacillus was transmitted to her via the untreated milk. No proof, but there it is.
As Al Murray said, a cow is a diarrhoea-stained monster that lives in a field. Mastitis probably adds to the taste

Tapestry said...

Forty years incubation period must be pushing it, Richard. I hope she makes a recovery soon. Cows don't shit on themselves or each other in a field, only in a location with restricted space and when stressed. Mastitis is a short-term, painful and obvious disease and nothing to do with TB. I feel your comments are prejudicially based.

richard said...

The Missis had a routine test as part of her job but had had no symptoms. A course of antibiotics for six months has cured it. It was described as latent TB. Thanks for the best wishes, Tap, and in fact things seem sorted out.
My comments are prejudicially based because I am not entirely convinced that bovine milk is a good food for primate adults. However I think that pasteurisation is a sensible precaution. Just my opinion, and of course if people want to buy and sell untreated milk then it seems only right to let them do so.

Tapestry said...

Let me get this right. She had nothing wrong with her, as far as she was aware. Yet some medical practitioner was able to diagnose an 'illness', for which he/she prescribed six months worth of highly profitable anti-biotic, which allegedly cured the phantom non-illness.

At the same time as destroying your wife's own capacity to produce a healthy 'pro-biotic' environment, possibly producing yet more profit from side effects, they were able to persuade you to stop nourishing yourselves with highly nutritious intake in raw milk, reducing your ability to remain healthy in the future.

Richard, I think you were 'ad.

richard said...

She tested positive for TB and received antibiotics. There were no symptoms. Whether the treatment was necessary or not, whether the disease was liable to flare up or remain latent, or even whether it existed is open to conjecture.
That is beside MY point, which is that milk from another species is unnatural for human wellbeing. People in dairy economies have aquired a tolerance, which is not the same thing.
However, the main badness in this story is the State is forcing people to conform to their idea of a right-thinking citizen. As for the health issues, since the compulsory use of mercury flourescent lightbulbs I am convinced that the State cares little for public health.