Op-Ed: The Absurdity of the Raw Milk Wars

In an op-ed piece published by the Ready Nutrition blog, Marcus Flores makes a strong, logical argument for why one’s decisions about one’s health should be one’s own.

“When my father visits, he enjoys slurping down raw oysters by the dozen. I assume he knows this habit is not without a minor chance of food poisoning. While I prefer my food cooked, I do wash it down with a few beers. That is also not without its health risks,” he begins.

Flores points out that alcohol plays a role in over 10,000 deaths per year due to drunk driving, yet no state legislature is banning alcohol based on the statistics alone. Flores writes that the types of foods, substances and activities that the US government chooses to ban makes for “an extremely bizarre moral line.”

He believes that Congressman Massie’s proposed bills offers an opportunity to correct this, and that politicians and members of the public should support the bills regardless of whether they’re Republican or Democrat. Why? Because Republicans “agree that the government should play little to no role in what we ingest” and Democrats who believe in the guardianship of the State cannot possibly take seriously a government that criminalizes cheese.

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