The Untold Story of Milk: Green Pastures, Contented Cows and Raw Dairy Productsby Published 01 Feb 2004
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The Untold Story of Milk chronicles the role of milk in the rise of civilization and in early America, the distillery dairies, compulsory pasteurization, the politics of milk, traditional dairying cultures, the modern dairy industry, the betrayal of public trust by government health officials, the modern myths concerning cholesterol, animal fats and heart disease and the myriad health benefits of raw milk.
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This book was very detailed and lengthy. I'd have been just as happy with a very summarised version of this book, but the content really was excellent.
This book presents a very solid argument for why pasturised milk products should all be strictly avoided and should not be considered health foods or whole foods.
I'd have liked some discussion on the possible problems of casein in milk and about A1 vs A2 raw milk, but perhaps these are covered in the updated version, which my library didn't have.
I'm on the waiting list to try some raw milk from a grass-fed dairy in my area. I'm allergic or intolerant of pasturised milk, so will be interested to see if I am one of the many that can tolerate raw milk even if pasturised milk is a real problem. I really hope I am. I've not had dairy products almost at all for well over a decade.
The author has done an excellent job with this book and I thank him for it.
Forget about all the financially motivated scaremongering nonsense you have read about the dangers of raw milk and why we supposedly need milk to be pasturised and listen instead to the real story of milk!
You can find a raw milk dairy in your area, if you decide you want to, by visiting the Weston A. Price website.
Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds' Foundation for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)
Part 1 is a must read for everyone, as the story of milk’s roll in civilization is told. If people aren’t educated, especially in history, than they are easily enslaved. Such is the case with alternative medicine, traditional foods and raw milk. Pasteurization is only as old as late 1800's and early 1900’s, compared to the est. 7000 years of human history. It was truly born out of “evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days”.
We are what we eat, and so are animals. If animals are raised inhumanly, than the food products they produce will be harmful to our health. Not to mention how these products are then prepared for consumption. This goes for meat, eggs and milk. Small, local farms are the key to the health of mankind. The Industrial Age was the start of the decline of quality food. People moved off their farms to the big city. Confinement diaries were born and food was produced for quantity and profit instead of for quality and to give life.
Part 2 was just review for me and it is only recommended for reading if the reader needs a refresher or knows nothing of the corruption and life-threatening information put out by the government.
Part 3 is on milk today and can largely also be skimmed by those familiar with the Weston A Price Foundation. Pages 324-332 are must reading like Part 1. The rest of the book is stories of modern farms and their struggles to keep producing licensed raw milk today.
As a tool for my 11th grade raw milk research paper, this is FANTASTIC! This is a tool for those who wonder the "why" and the "how" all throughout their life! I am persuaded by cited evidence, and logical experiments, and this book sums them all up into one book that I can't get enough of! This is a school book, and I still read ahead!
I didn't read this book in detail, but from the limited understanding of the book, I think it is important to refute the modern science myth about industrial farming practice and establish a more sensible and nature-friendly postmodern agriculture practice.
Even if the claimed health benefit of "raw milk" is not completely true, I would just use raw milk product on the basis of environmental concerns, animal well-fare and small farmer's right to there livelihood.
I take a pledge never to use any industrial diary product from now on. I'm a vegetarian, and that's the least I can do to help farmers, cows as well as our environment by voting with my dollars for food.
In this case, personal is political. Together, we could make the world a better place for all.
Ron is the expert on the subject and here he gives a well-researched history of the “whole” raw milk debate. Of course the argument is for the consumption of this whole food. You can find additional info on the subject, including an overview of current lawsuits at the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund website.