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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 01:56 AM

13. Letter from dairy owner

This is a letter written as a rebuttal to a story on Fox news and KMPH regarding the safety of raw milk. The letter was also posted on the dairy's Facebook page, and available for sharing, so I'm posting the whole letter. I know it's not going to sway those that don't believe in raw milk but at least it is another side to the story.

This dairy keeps it's cows out on pasture all year and has a mobile milking 'barn' that is moved out to the herd for milking, so the girls never have to stand in mud or dirty dry lots. They walk from the grass, into the milking parlor, and when done walk back out into the pasture. And the facility, and milk is tested routinely by the dairyman for pathogens. I have also collected milk/colostrum from factory dairy farms and seen what crap--literally--and flies are floating in it, so I know what you are talking about. I've been drinking milk from OPDC for at least 10yrs with no problems. In fact I can't drink 'store' milk since all of the lactase has been cooked out of it. So, I guess I'm willing to take the risk and drink the stuff, even if I am not a calf.


It would only be fair to consider a statement and coverage of the other untold side of the Minnesota Raw Milk study.

“Not all raw milk is produced the same!”

The Raw Milk study that was released on Fox news and KMPH used a picture of our OPDC raw milk bottle. This story was really biased, highly misleading and unfair about the nature of how un-safe raw milk is. No one called OPDC for a comment prior to the use of a picture of our brand and our product when stating that raw milk is very unsafe!!

In CA raw milk is 100% legal, tightly regulated, state inspected and intensively tested and it can be bought in 625 stores by delighted consumers that are sickened by pasteurized milk. The FDA has identified pasteurized milk as the MOST allergenic food in America. In Minnesota, raw milk is illegal for sale and it is all black market. God knows that kind of practices are being used? Yet the authors of the CDC backed study would like everyone to think that all raw milk is the same and that it is all very dangerous. This is a blatantly false concept and it is not backed by data.

We are LISTED by RAWMI and as a CDFA state inspected raw milk dairy we are subject to very tight regulation and controls. Not one illness has been reported to the state of CA from any consumer of a dairy LISTED by RAWMI since being LISTED. See the bacteria counts and food safety plans at www.rawmilkinstitute.org<http://www.rawmilkinstitute.org>

As you can see, the other side of the story needs to be told. Please work with us to tell the whole story and get this right!

There is a real reason why consumers eagerly spend $16 per gallon for tested and delicious raw milk and shun pasteurized $2.99 per gallon milk. One is digestible and highly allergenic and raw milk is digestible and not allergenic. In fact raw milk has been shown to reduce allergies and treats asthma effectively. ( see PARSIFAL and GABRIELA studies in EU ). 9 children die every day in the USA when properly treated for Asthma by doctors. Every child that drinks raw milk sees asthma and allergies go away!!

Raw milk has killed no one as per the CDC databases since prior to the CDC beginning to collect that data. More than 77 people have died drinking pasteurized dairy products since 1972 per the CDC data mostly from Listeria Monocytogenes.

Lets get the public properly informed.

Thank you!

Have a great and healthy day,

Mark McAfee
Organic Pastures Dairy Co

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