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  •  Until that particular 'cow' gets sick (2+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, dsteffen

    and passes it on to the drinkers...then watch people howl.

    It's to be hoped that the raw milk providers are regularly  testing for tuberculin bacilli among other things...but how do you know?

    A weapon that is also a treasure is certain to be used.

    by wonderful world on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 05:44:01 AM PDT

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    •  'How you know' is the idea (1+ / 0-)
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      joe wobblie

      You go to the farm and check out their operation.  You educate yourself on what to look for.  If they're not doing things up to your standards, you don't drink it.  If they are, why should the government second-guess your standards for yourself?

      •  Because YOU can't afford all the testing THEY can (1+ / 0-)
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        To put it quite simply and bluntly, the government can afford to run batteries of tests to make damn sure than no insidious microbes have slipped past the farmer's precautions. It DOES happen, and YOU probably can't catch it. But THEY can.

        You're wasting your time on this issue - why don't you put some effort into insisting on fair labeling so that people who want growth hormone free milk can keep finding it properly labeled and not having to put up with the stupid legal disclaimer that there is "no difference" - when the scientific evidence says "oh yes there is!"

        You'd get a lot more support for THAT.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 07:53:06 AM PDT

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        •  Oh no, I can't afford other people's standards! (1+ / 0-)
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          joe wobblie

          Again, maybe I don't agree that some tests are necessary.  Maybe I don't agree that some equipment is necessary.  You assume that the government is going to do its job perfectly, even though it has made and continues to make mistakes.  I appreciate an agency with highly-qualified people and cutting-edge equipment making recommendations; I don't appreciate being told that I am forced to follow them.

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