Wisconsin health and agriculture groups oppose raw milk sales

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WTAQ reports 15 health and agriculture groups have formed the Wisconsin Safe Milk Coalition to fight a bill that would allow dairy producers to sell raw milk.

The bill, circulated by Senate Republican Glenn Grothman, would allow the sale of raw milk to consumers on dairy farm property. The coalition has asked lawmakers not to support the bill. Former Governor Jim Doyle vetoed a similar bill last year, but hinted he would sign this year’s version if it passes both houses.

Members of the coalition groups are concerned with the impact on the state’s dairy industry if someone becomes sick from drinking unpasteurized dairy products.

Source: WTAQ

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alan byers    
wisconsin  |  March, 29, 2011 at 07:44 AM

Growing up on our family dairy farm, we relied on our milk from the bulktank. Its the best tasting milk out there. milk you buy in the store is not even close in taste or health value. We never had any broken bones, no obesity, we never got sick off of it, which is the concern raised by those whom i'm thinking, don't know how good for you real milk is for you. We honestly went through about 4 gallons of milk a day. Non of us have any of the problems all these "specialists" or medical people make false claims about. No dairy product is bad for you. Never has been, never will be. My parents were on a trip to Switzerland, a small farm at the edge of town, had a milk dispensing machine attached to the back of his bulktank. anyone could walk up and buy the raw milk. The milk was dispensed according to how much money was put in.

WI  |  March, 29, 2011 at 09:01 AM

Right on with your comments. We to drink milk from our bulktank as our two sons do also. I think the concern is that the milk marketing board and the processors wont get there cut from our milk.

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