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The raw milk movement

Farmer Steve Hook offers customer Cheryl Diamond of the U.S. a sample of organic raw milk at Selfridges food hall in central London December 16, 2011. London department store Selfridges has circumvented a legal ban on the sale of raw milk in British shops by having it supplied direct by dairy farmers Hook & Son, from Longleys Farm in Hailsham. Photograph taken December 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

The raw milk movement

Yahoo News

Pregnant women, babies and kids should not drink raw or unpasteurized milk, a group of pediatricians said on Monday.

Because of infection risks, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases and Committee on Nutrition also said sales of unpasteurized milk, cheese and related products should be banned in the U.S.

Pasteurizing kills bacteria that can be present in raw milk. It involves heating the milk to at least 161 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 15 seconds and then rapidly cooling it. (Reuters)

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