Proponents of the use of raw milk say that while pasteurization kills bad bacteria such as E. coli, it also kills good bacteria and enzymes that have been shown to strengthen a person's immune system, fight off obesity and more. There's just one problem: The FDA has long since banned interstate sales of raw milk, and many states restrict or prohibit the sale of raw milk entirely. Why? The risk of foodborne illness, they say, greatly outweighs any possible benefits.
But you can still purchase raw milk through suppliers who often obtain the stuff through loopholes within state laws. In a world where parents are continuously engrossed in the benefits of organic and natural foods for a child's development, it's no surprise that this is up for debate.
If you're a parent who believes in using raw milk or raw food products for your children, speak out here!
We all know about the bottle vs. breast debate, but what about the raw milk debate?