Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Raw Milk
What are the Benefits?
What are the Risks?
Reframing the issue
Local Economies, Small Farms, Consumer Choice
Who is doing the Research and who gets to decide?
References & Links
Comments & questions to:
In Support of Raw Milk and Raw Milk Cheese
American Cheese Society
Campaign for Real Milk
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Oldways Preservation Trust/Choice of Cheese Coalition
Raw Milk Cheesemakers' Association
The Weston A. Price Foundation
Opponents of Raw Milk and Raw Milk Cheese
Food and Drug Administration
Centers for Disease Control
National Cheese Institute
National Milk Producers Federation
Other Interesting Links
"Dairy Industry Pushing Hard to Outlaw Raw Milk"
"Raw Milk Cheese Makers Look To FDA For Understanding"
"Raw Milk Cheese: Risky Food?"
FDA compliance procedures for HACCP
New York Times: Should this milk be legal?
Wendell Berry: "The Idea of a Local Economy"
American Cheese Society. http://www.cheesesociety.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=49
Berry, Wendell. "The Idea of a Local Economy." Orion Magazine. Winter, 2001.
CDC. “Raw Milk and Cheeses: Health Risks are Still Black and White.“
accessed 18 Apr 2010 at:
Cimons, Marlene. (2001.) “Food Safety Concerns Drive FDA Review of Fine
Cheeses.” American Society for Microbiology. <
DeWeerdt, Sarah. "Is Local Food Better?" Worldwatch institute. <http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6064>
Drape, Joe. (2007) “Should this milk be legal?” The New York Times. August 8.
Food and Drug Administration. (2009.) “The Dangers of Raw Milk:
Unpasteurized Milk Can Pose a Serious Health Risk.” accessed online 18
April 2010 at:
Food and Drug Administration. (2008.) “NCIMS Dairy HACCP - Questions and Answers”
Accessed online 19 April 2010 at
Hoffman, Eric. "Barriers to Local Food Marketing: A survey of
National Family Farm Coalition Members." National Family Farm
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Katz, Sandor Ellix. (2003.) Chelsea Green Publishers.
Kenner, Robert. (2009). Food Inc. Los Angeles, CA: Magnolia Home Entertainment. Film.
Kindstedt, Paul. (2005) American Farmstead Cheese. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing.
Kummer, Corby. (2008.) “Craftsman Cheese.” Atlantic Monthly.
Lipinski, Lori. (2003.) “Milk: it does a body good?” <http://www.westonaprice.org/Milk-It-Does-a-Body-Good.html>
Nestle, Marion. (2003.) Safe Food.: Bacteria, Biotechnology and Bioterrorism. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Nestle, Marion. (2002.) Food Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Paxson, Heather. (2008.) “Post-Pasteurian Cultures: The micobiopolitics
of Raw-Milk Cheese in the United States.” Cultural Anthropology.
Vol 23 Issue 1, pp 15-47.
Raw Milk Cheesemakers Association. Accessed online 5 April 2010 at http://www.rawmilkcheese.org/index_files/aboutus.htm
Starmer, Elanor and Marie Kulick. "Bridging the GAP: Strategies
to Improve Produce Safety, Preserve Farm Diversity and Strengthen Local
Food Systems." Food and Water Watch and Institute for Agriculture and
Trade Policy. September, 2009.
MicrobeWorld. (2009.) “Cheese and Microbes.” Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheeses. <http://vimeo.com/4635585>
Wekerle, Gerda R. "Food Justice Movements: Policy, Planning, and
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