This article has been updated since it was originally posted.
When battles over raw milk regulation break out in one state or another, public health professionals invariably argue it is entirely about food safety and protecting the public. Yet sometimes the political and business realities that underlie much of the battle over raw milk assert themselves, despite the regulators’ best efforts to keep them under cover. Such is the situation in Illinois, where thirty years of raw milk peace have been disturbed by an unexpected regulatory blitz apparently initiated by the U.S.
The discussion following my previous post about the role of pre-pasteurized milk isn’t just a theoretical debate.