The public health profession has its marching orders from the dairy industry and its puppet U.S. Centers for Disease Control: We need higher numbers of illnesses attributed to raw milk.
Regulation of raw milk is nearly entirely a state matter. You have fifty states, and fifty different variations of laws and regulations; only when it is sold or shipped across state lines does the federal government have any jurisdiction.
For some weeks now, I’ve been following the treatment and custody battle over Sarah Hershberger, the 10-year-old Ohio Amish girl with leukemia. It is a heart-breaking story--her parents brought her to begin a two-year round of conventional treatment at a Ohio hospital and then, when she reacted badly to the treatments, decided to discontinue them.