Faithful consumers of raw milk – that is, milk that has not been pasteurized – swear by its flavor and digestibility. But in Wisconsin, like many states, raw milk cannot legally be bought and sold openly.
Unfortunately for raw milk admirers, the Department of Agriculture is trying to crack down on black market milk trafficking.
Pasteurization is required in most states because raw milk can harbor microbes like salmonella and lead to illness, but raw milk fans believe the benefits outweigh the risks.
Raw milk advocates recently gathered in Wisconsin to toast the efforts of Max Kane Farley, who is leading a legal challenge to the state’s efforts. Additionally, a bill calling for the legalization of raw milk is currently making its way through the Wisconsin State Legislature.
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