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i find it misguided that most of the US and Ontario make it nearly impossible and illegal to obtain raw milk. As the data indicate, far more danger lies in the practices and equipment used to further process milk (into cheeses, etc.) than in the source. And if there are doubts: look to France, where raw milk is easily obtained in many stores. There is no significant die off of French milkdrinkers (milquetoasts?). There are the occasional outbreak of this or that bovine disease in humans. But these are rare. Rather, there is a strong and rigorous interest in keeping things clean.
By outlawing raw milk Ontario shifts the burden of responsibility to the dairy farmer and away from the real source of anxiety, the mass-industrial processing of milk into consumer products.
These issues are not trivial. Copyright rules and laws affect the ways we think of doing knowledge–its discovery as well as transmission. And it seems that the trend is for a regime where the rich have infinite access, for they can afford it, and the rest do not.