The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle over Food Rights by David E. Gumpert
I'm not even sure where to begin with this book. So much is covered and I will never remember every important detail. It doesn't matter if you are for or against raw milk, you should read this book. If you are American you should be for freedom of choice. To me that is what this book boils down to. America the land of the free, where our government tells us what we can and cannot eat.
Americans are not allowed to drink raw milk in almost all states. States that allow it are very strict and hard on the sellers of raw milk. Can you get sick from raw milk? Yes, of course you can. Can you get sick when you go to the grocery store? Yes, of course you can. Can raw milk kill you? Why yes it can. The odds of it killing you? NILL. Can you die from food purchased at the grocery store? Sure you can. The odds...well they are much higher. Now here is a little wake up call for those of you in fear of raw milk - pasteurized milk can make you sick too.
My point is that anything can make us sick and death can result from just about anything as well! We should be allowed to choose our "poison". The government is not our parents, and we shouldn't want them to be. We foolish Americans are slowly allowing our freedoms to be taken away. Those of you who disagree, can now become very offended when I tell you you are not a person but one of many sheepeople. Rude of me? I suppose so, but I don't appreciate those who feel we need the government to take care of us. I can make my own choices. Should I choose badly, then that's my problem. It most assuredly is not yours. Go ahead prove me wrong. Read this book - I dare you!
For those of you who are free thinkers you will probably find this book as alarming as I did. As the title says ..."America's emerging battle over food rights" it's the People Vs the Government. A government that is supposed to serve the people. Now there's a joke!
Now it's milk that must be pasteurized. Imagine how you would feel if you could no longer buy raw meat or veggies to cook (or not) how you see fit? You can only buy cooked meat & veggies. It is illegal to buy raw and those who sell raw are criminals. Treated like drug dealers. Think I'm being silly? Read the book and see if you still feel that way.
We are all unique and we all should have the freedom to choose what we feel is right for ourselves. We don't have to all agree, but we should have the decency to respect each individuals rights rather than try to force our beliefs on others. That is freedom folks.
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