Rutgers profs at odds over raw milk

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Geni Wren An article from Rutgers University describes a debate between two university professors over raw milk.

Soil scientist professor Joseph Heckman has been advocating for the the legal sale of raw milk in New Jersey.

But on the same campus, food microbiolog professoer Tom Montville believes that Heckman is advocating for the unsafe practice of consuming raw milk; consumption of which, he says, has caused illness for more than 1,000 people from 1973 to 2008.

The debate has caused some dissension on campus and is likely to continue.

Read the full article from Rutgers here.

For more information and fact sheets on raw milk from the FDA, click here.

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Kimberly Hartke    
Reston, VA  |  December, 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Joseph Heckman advocates for a special kind of raw milk produced specifically for human consumption. Species appropriate diet, cows raised on open pasture, no drugs or hormones. His microbiologist critic probably doesn't know that differences in animal husbandry can produce vastly different products. See our press release on the relative safety of pasture-raise raw milk: Our foundation would never advocate for just any unprocessed dairy product to be consumed raw. We are "discriminating" customers. Kimberly Hartke, Publicist