Legalizing Raw Milk in the USA

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In America, we’re constantly fed a long litany of propaganda claiming that we’re privy to more rights and freedoms than any other country in the world. The following countries, often regarded as oppressed, allow the sale and consumption of raw milk:

  • Cuba
  • China
  • North Korea
  • Peru
  • Ecuador
  • Panama

... in fact, the vast majority of South and Central American countries allow it. You know who doesn’t?

The United States.

For some reason, the land of the free doesn’t let you drink some of the healthiest, natural drinks; they’re essentially forcing you to drink processed milk. Although there are some states, in very limited and controlled situations you can get your hands on some raw milk, for the most part the FDA mandates that all milk sold is pasteurized, despite the fact that pasteurizing milk has been linked to allergies, digestive disorders, and a host of other issues. And this isn’t one of those laws that’s on the books but isn’t enforced: farmers lose their property, freedom, and face financial ruin for daring to sell one of the most natural dairy products on the planet.

However, Iowa is about to change all of that, at least on a state level, by recently introducing a bill that would legalize the sale of raw milk from dairy farms. Although opponents to the bill would have you believe that milk is pasteurized for safety, altering raw milk makes it less digestible, thus decreasing its safety. In the end, as with anything involving the FDA, the only reason that you currently can’t buy raw milk from your local farmer is because Big Dairy doesn’t want you to, and since they have plenty of lobbyists on the hill, they win.

Hopefully, Iowa can be the first in a long line of changing the game.