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Pasteurize Milk?
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Jimbob    Posted 06-23-2003 at 11:51:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe it is a good idea to pasteurize milk. What do you think?

Tom A    Posted 06-23-2003 at 16:42:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think people should have the option of buying it either pasteurized or not. Only thing the government should require is that it be labeled properly. Making it illegal to sell unpasteurized milk is nonsense, as some folks prefer it raw and it should be their option.

I personally drink unpasteurized milk from our own goats. Tastes better fresh, filtered, and rapidly chilled. Also makes better cheese. Only time I pasteurize ours is when I'm making yogurt.


Ludwig    Posted 06-23-2003 at 19:20:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure, we could go back to 50% infant mortality too.
Thats what'd happen, people are too dumb to make rational decisions. Sure most unpasteurized milk is probably plenty safe for adults with normal immune systems, but people would start giving it to kids and old folks with the mistaken notion "it was good enough back when so its good enough now" it'd probably also be a couple pennies cheaper. Then you'd see dead kids and old people, sure as snot.

Most people can't find their bottom with both hands, you can't trust 'em to think rationally. Look at smokers for an excellent example we have stacks of irrefutable(sp?) evidence that it kills you, makes you smelly, makes your teeth yellow, and drains your wallet, yet people keep lighting up.

U R right! Let's let    Posted 06-24-2003 at 02:47:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
the government make all our decisions for us!

If people are too dumb to make their own decisions, then the government ("we the people") need to do it for them, right? Gonna let "us" come to your house and decide for you everything you can own, buy, have? How about guns, insecticides (kids die from them, you know!), probably ought to have safety equipment mandated in your bathtub too (the most widely occuring accident in the U.S.).

And we can probably also make things better by taking folks' kids at a young age and raising them ourselves, the government way...that way they'll think like all the rest of us and won't be so dumb anymore.

sorry, this is all tongue in cheek, not as sarcastic as it sounds but frankly I'm tired of the government telling me what I can and can't buy or do. "The government that is best is the one that governs least."


Salmoneye    Posted 06-24-2003 at 03:58:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll hold my tongue in this one...I like Ludwig...Suffice it to say I disagree that we are all ignorant sheep just waiting for a shepherd...

I'm more of the sheep dog...Nipping at the heels and keep em in line...Then I'll laze under a tree watching with a bone (or a handrolled cig)...But hey...If the sheep want to drown, or run off that cliff...

I aint following...

Clod    Posted 06-23-2003 at 20:00:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
You might add other vices to your list.Most of my old pals let a bottle of booze kill them.

Sid    Posted 06-23-2003 at 16:15:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have drank farm fresh raw milk for years but it was ours and we knew what it was. Milk is a pure food however it must be handled right to keep it that way. A friend of mine working for a dairy got a call from a lady wanting to know how much the milk was and how much could she buy at one time and couls she possibly get a discount if she bought a lot. My friend asked her what she wanted it for and she said to take a bath in it. He thensaid well then you don't need it pasteurized. she said goodness no if it will cover my navel when I sit in the tub will be fine.

Salmoneye    Posted 06-24-2003 at 03:49:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm betting that she was Orthodox Jewish...The bath is called a Mikvah...Some believe that the 'immersion' should be done in water that has never been touched or moved by human hands...Other sects believe that the correct fluid for 'immersion' is milk...

Many resources on the net about Mikvah and 'purity'...


Cindi    Posted 06-23-2003 at 13:10:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm with you, but only because I don't like fresh out fo the cow milk. My husband does and he says I'm crazy but I can't help it. I like it processed and I like to drink cold enouhg that it practically has ice forming in it. With all the germs and bacteria there are floating around out there I think it's a good idea. Some new fangled ways are good fangled ways.

Clod    Posted 06-23-2003 at 16:57:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I drink it unpasturized when I was younger.It was always better tasteing too.The cream has been missing on even the factory bottled milk.That is not good.I dont like Uncle Sam skimming my milk.He's ok,,But I like to choose the things I want..But then also,If I dont know exactly which cow it came from I would rather it be doctored because I dont want to be.

Ludwig    Posted 06-23-2003 at 19:15:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Clod, I fail to see where pasteurization would do anything out removing cream from milk.
Personally aside from on my cornflakes I'm not a big fan of cream, but it'd be homogonization(sp) that moved your cream away.

Clod    Posted 06-23-2003 at 20:02:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would say it was greed that took the cream off the top.

Cindi    Posted 06-23-2003 at 17:56:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lol Clod...good point!

Clod    Posted 06-23-2003 at 18:55:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some older kin got ill from milk..I forget what they call it.

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