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Is raw milk worth the risk?

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Air date: March 24, 2013

Host: Barbara Lewis

Healthcare Policy & Public Health
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Interview: Michael Shutz, Ph.D., professor of Animal Sciences and Indiana State Dairy Extension Specialist, Purdue University



Twenty states, including Indiana, have banned the commercial sale of raw milk, which has not been pasteurized or homogenized. But raw milk consumers such as Lida and Carl Pinkham have found a legal way to drink the milk they love: They own a cow share at a local dairy farm. Although Indiana law prohibits raw milk products from being sold commercially, there are no laws against drinking milk from your own cow; with a cow share, several people pay a small fee to receive a few gallons of raw milk each week.

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