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Re: “Drink it raw

I love the article's magical thinking. It's cute. The 40 people I interviewed for this post agree with that statement. So: *The author says that Pasteur was a jerk because the Internet allows people to read what some dead and buried white man and pseudoscientific critic had to say 100 years ago. *It's unscientific, according to the article, to try to figure out who got sick by drinking milk by asking people who drank milk. *And, my personal favorite, all that 'Jungle' stuff, according to the article -- all the bad stuff dishonest people put into food -- happened a long time ago. Everything's just peachy today with food, says the author. Apparently their pets are still alive and they're not brushing their teeth with ethylene glycol. *And, according to the article, it's somehow appropriate for a 21st century progressive to sound like some 1980s Reaganite reactionary (or Pepperidge Farm commercial) and "hark back to a simpler time" when milk came straight from the cow, and women and blacks couldn't vote. *And, it's OK to write an article blasting pastuerization, without EVEN ONCE EXPLAINING THE PROCESS. *And, it's OK, without a hint of concern nor shred of proof, to suggest that RAW MILK SOMEHOW CURES ASTHMA. *AND, the article says it's OK to be a self-righteous, overly emotional, anti-scientific jerk by completely failing to mention why people can today seem to drink raw milk with no ill effects. It's not because of the magical, wonderous properties of the sacred milk-cow udder. The answer, as you see from the top of the article, is REFRIGERATION. Pasteur didn't have it, so as the genius he was, he invented pastuerization. The author got their fresh, raw milk in a drinkable state because it was kept IN A REFRIGERATOR. Raw milk isn't magical stuff. It's beautiful. Like the human mind, and its ability to prevent disease by inventing processes such as pasteurization.

Posted by Ego Nemo on 06/29/2007 at 2:15 PM

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