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The Raw Milk Debate

This week on Noon Edition, we'll hear from proponents and opponents of legalizing the sale of unpasteurized milk in Indiana.

Raw, or unpasteurized, milk can not be sold to consumers in Indiana. Consumers of the product say raw milk has more health benefits than pasteurized milk, while health professionals say some of the bacteria in raw milk could cause illnesses.

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Raw, or unpasteurized, milk cannot be sold for human consumption in Indiana. Consumers of the product say raw milk has more health benefits than pasteurized milk, while health professionals say some of the bacteria in raw milk could cause illnesses.

Indiana’s State Board of Animal Health wrapped up a public opinion survey this month on whether unpasteurized milk should be available for purchase in Indiana. The majority of Hoosiers participating in the survey said they want to be able to legally purchase raw milk, but many Hoosiers worry selling raw milk could pose a public health risk.

This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk with dairy producers, consumers, and regulators about the pros and cons of legalizing the sale of raw milk.

Join us Friday at 12 p.m as we talk with our guests. You can visit this site to be part of our live chat, follow us on Twitter @NoonEdition, or join us on the air by calling in at 812-855-0811 or 1-877-285-WFIU.

Guests

Bret Marsh- State Veterinarian, Indiana Board of Animal Health

Larry Howard- Raw milk consumer and advocate

LuAnn Troxel- President, Indiana Dairy Producers

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jules-McWyrm/1662074906 Jules McWyrm

    Hey Bob – Hoosiers already *can* legally drink raw milk. There’s no law against it. The discussion is about whether or not Hoosiers can legally *sell* raw milk.

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