Why do we need a campaign for raw milk? To give you a comparison, back in the 1970s, a couple of blokes were sitting in an English pub, as English blokes often do.. bemoaning the consolidation of the brewing industry in England and the decline of British beer and ale. A commodity that represented the soul of
Britain – carefully brewed ales from countless small-scale manufacturers, each
with a distinctive color and taste – had been edged out by the insipid canned
beers of a few large monopolistic breweries. What was needed, they decided, was
a return to traditional brewing methods. They launched A Campaign for Real Ale, which soon became the force that turned back the mega-brewers and reinstated varied and delicious ales to English tables and pubs.
Back in the 20s, it was possible to buy fresh raw whole milk, real clabber and
buttermilk, luscious naturally yellow butter, fresh farm cheeses and cream in
various colors and thicknesses. Today’s milk is accused of causing everything
from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but when we could buy Real Milk, these diseases were rare. What’s needed today is a return to humane, non-toxic, pasture-based, grass-fed dairying and small-scale traditional processing, in short . . .
Click on the logo above to read more about the Campaign for Real Milk and to find sources of raw milk in your area.
Real feed for cows is green grass in spring, summer and autumn; stored dry hay, silage, hay and root vegetables in winter. It is not soy meal, cottonseed meal
or other commercial feeds, nor is it bakery waste, chicken manure or citrus
peel cake, laced with pesticides. Vital nutrients like vitamins A and D, and Weston Price’s ‘Activator X’ (a fat-soluable catalyst that promotes optimum mineral assimilation now believed to be vitamin K) are greatest in milk from cows eating green grass, especially rapidly growing green grass in the spring and fall. Vitamins A and D are greatly diminished, and Activator X disappears, when milk cows are fed commercial feed. Soy meal has the wrong protein profile for the dairy cow, resulting in a short burst of high milk production followed by premature death. Most milk (even most milk labeled “organic”) comes from dairy cows that are kept in confinement their entire lives and never see green grass!