Back in 2010, Canadian agriculture authorities launched a campaign to kill and test for scrapie a herd of rare Shropshire sheep owned by Ontario farmer Montana Jones.
It’s been nearly a half-dozen years since I last visited Europe, and I wondered this time if the continent’s vaunted decline might also include its food.
I like to think that some day in the not-too-distant future people will look back on the official hysteria surrounding raw milk and shake their heads in wonderment. One prime example of the hysteria would be found in a just-completed Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary about raw milk.
It’s one of those problems no one wants to talk about. Something only discussed at food conferences or other gatherings in quiet side conversations.