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View Diary: The Illinois Department of Public Health vs. Illinois Raw Milk Farmers (267 comments)

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  •  statistically extremely unlikely (1+ / 0-)
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    DrFood
    My family's milk has never been responsible for anyone's illness.
    What makes the milk magic after it leaves the farm?

    Even if the producer is beyond reproach, there are transport and storage issues.

    •  That's A Laughable Conclusion (1+ / 0-)
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      Chi

      Why would their costumer base continue to grow despite the fact that they are prohibited from advertising their product, shipping their product, or even servicing their product. Clearly, they must be doing something right. You know, they started with one cow? Now they have 20 to 30. Statistically? What the fuck do you know about statistics? Did you run the numbers, buddy? Did you walk up and down Devon Avenue and exercise some of your journalistic authority?

      No, you didn't.

      •  Chill. (1+ / 0-)
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        LilithGardener

        Look, I'm (mostly) on your side, but you can't be sure that your family members' raw milk never has any "bad" bacteria.  Their milk could actually contain enough of a particular pathogenic strain to make someone sick who has never had their milk before, without making themselves or their regular customers sick.

        The immune system can work like that.  

        Universal Health Care - it's coming, but not soon enough!

        by DrFood on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:12:40 PM PST

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      •  Why? (0+ / 0-)
        Why would their costumer base continue to grow despite the fact that they are prohibited from advertising their product, shipping their product, or even servicing their product. Clearly, they must be doing something right
        Why do people think live saving vaccienes are dangerous?

        Why do people take vitamins and supplements that have been scientifically proven to not be effective.

        Americans have always been suspcious of the government and somewhat prone to magical thinking.

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