Show: March 24, 2013:
- Is raw milk worth the risk?
- Weighing the benefits and risks of raw milk
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- How does diabetes affect driving?
- When is it time to take the keys from the elderly?
- It's better to give than to receive
- Can brushing your pet's teeth lead to overall better health?
- What is the most important accessory for an interview?
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Weighing the benefits and risks of raw milk
Interview: Michael Shutz, Ph.D., professor of Animal Sciences and Indiana State Dairy Extension Specialist, Purdue University.
According to Michael Shutz, Ph.D., people who drink raw milk typically do it because of the differences in flavor and texture, which is contributed to butterfat levels in excess of 4 percent. However, there are risks. Pasteurization renders pathogenic bacteria harmless, while homogenization breaks down fat globules so that fat is evenly dispersed.