There appears to be a little hangup in all the good news about poop helping cure intestinal infections. You see, when you discover that something, anything, acts as a cure for disease, well, that something becomes, in the parlance of the U.S.
A year ago I summarized the key themes for 2011 as "rising shock events" and "rising stress levels," thanks to highly public raids on food clubs and farms.
Media people love juicy data suggesting an untended-to crisis, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has the perfect juicy data for anyone wanting to write about the supposed crisis in food safety.
In October, I expressed the view that an academic article favorable to raw milk, and posted on a web site of the University of California, Davis, was removed at the orders of the U.S.
When last we left the mystery of the disappearing article in an academic newsletter highlighting raw milk's benefits, it seemed we had been witness to a serious encroachment on academic freedom.
There is quite a remarkable article in the October issue of Readers Digest Canada, which credits Michael Schmidt's nearly twenty-year struggle on behalf of raw milk with helping usher in the new scientific fascination with the "microbiome."
One of the most incisive scientific assessments on all that European research on raw milk of the last few years has just appeared, of all places, on a web site backed by the conventional dairy industry and academe.