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Education and Sanity on Raw Milk

“Healthy cows, healthy farm, healthy milk.” As beautifully simple a case for raw milk as I’ve heard, and I’m sure I can’t say it any better.

Except to say: as in so many other things, wouldn’t it be nice if you had the choice? The choice to decide for yourself whether or not you want the food you put into your body to be processed first. That’s really all there is to it, in the end.


Anyone wonder what the heck I was saying yesterday? You know what, me too. This is all so complicated — and it does involve way more than just the farm itself and its survival. How do I see and act in the many roles I serve in. Messy. Complicated. No simple life here I’m afraid. Onwards!

 I have had the great pleasure of speaking to David Gumpert. He is a thoughtful person — well regarded everywhere — and he has championed and documented our cause with great thoughtfulness.

Solutions to so many problems: EDUCATION. The more we really know — and throw out reactionary, easy, simple things to think about — the further we get in society as a whole, right? The world is coming around to all these big issues of sustainability, and it is through education. No, not simple. Messy. As clear as we want to think everything is: It isn’t. I have been and continue to try, in my own life, and own message, to strike a balance. One that may end up getting me disliked by…everyone. But there’s now — and there’s future — there’s what we can do now, where we can head in the future. EDUCATION, and getting people talking — to each other — thoughtfully — bravely — is going to be what makes the difference. Not screaming at each other or just meetings of like minds.

SO: I will state my case here now for a simple act of education on your part. Yes you — dear reader — you. Today. I do not want your money. Don’t believe anything I say. I’d like you to get ahold of — purchase, borrow, check out — whatever  — a book that looks at this RAW MILK situation, and I’d like you to make your own conclusions. It is important in the grand scheme of things.

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