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Time Magazine on Raw Milk Wars

Milk may be a symbol of wholesomeness for most of us, but according to Time Magazine, it's also a battleground between government regulators and natural health food proponents who want to drink whole, raw milk.

The war is a test of their freedom to choose to drink a rich-tasting beverage full of beneficial bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and amino acids, that are mostly destroyed through pasteurization, the proponents say.

But to the FDA, it's a basic health issue: "Raw milk is an inherently dangerous product, and it really should not be consumed by anyone at any time for any reason," a representative from the FDA tells TIME.

Unfortunately, if the FDA sergeants get their way, they'll win the war with help from Congress and the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act.

Meanwhile, a federal court has struck down Ohio's law banning labels on dairy products that say they're made with milk that's free of hormones. 

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