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7:30 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Food Safety vs Dietary Choice: The Raw Milk Argument

Mike Dixxon (left), picks up his weekly supply of raw milk from dairy farmer Gary Oaks.

The debate over unpasteurized, or raw milk has been heating up in recent months. Those who drink it tout its nutritional benefits, but government health officials warn that consuming raw milk is not worth the risk of contracting a dangerous food-borne illness.

One day a week, in a church parking lot in Lexington, dairy farmer Gary Oaks hands out glass bottles of raw milk from of the bed of his pickup. It’s milk that goes directly from the cow to the bottle and then is quickly refrigerated. About forty people will stop by to collect their orders.

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