The Kojo Nnamdi show, a popular daytime radio talk show in the DC area, recently had Sally Fallon Morrell on to discuss the benefits of fresh milk. You can listen to the full audio on the Kojo Nnamdi site.
During the episode, Sally points out that raw milk is a healthy food and that even the old, young and immune compromised can all benefit from drinking raw milk. She says that raw milk can be produced in a way that minimizes any safety risks.
She goes on to point out the richness and health benefits of the cream in raw milk. That it is what nature makes for growth and for protection against pathogens and it is healthy for digestion and the gut.
The fact that Kojo Nnamdi is covering this topic (and recently raw milk cheeses was covered in Vogue) Link here reveals the growing demand of fresh, raw milk and raw milk products from local farms.
The CDC estimates that about 3% of Americans consumer raw milk. Whether you are a proponent of raw milk for human consumption, or not, the fact that it is gaining mainstream media coverage indicates a general warming to the idea.
While no one expects raw milk consumption to overtake pasteurized milk consumption in the next few years, the fact that mainstream news is covering is with a balanced approach shows that perhaps those of us who relish the beverage will not be sidelined as much for consuming it. As raw milk gains normalcy status, we can hope to see some of the prevailing ridicule and criticism tempered with a more reasonable acceptance of raw milk as an suitable beverage for those who choose it for health reasons or otherwise.
Attitudes from those opposed to raw milk consumption, whether for personal or political reasons, are not likely to change soon, but are no longer being considered as the only voices on the issue. All in all, the shift in the media is not likely to create an overnight change in policy or public sentiment, but it begins to change the basic public acceptance of the wholesome food that has helped so many people regain their health.
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