Raw Milk Proponents Backing Bill In Wisconsin

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 7:17 am

Proponents of legalizing the sales of raw milk in Wisconsin are trying to convince the Legislature to loosen restrictions in “America’s Dairyland” through a new bill.

The Associated Press reports that raw milk supporters packed a hearing Wednesday before a state Senate committee, with many of them wearing hats that said “Milk Freedom.”

Opponents from the state’s dairy industry and medical community formed a coalition saying it’s a threat to public health and Wisconsin’s $26 billion dairy industry.

The AP reports that bill sponsor Sen. Glenn Grothman says just like eating sushi or a medium rare hamburger, drinking raw milk poses little risk and is actually healthier and better tasting before it’s pasteurized.

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