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Twinkies Recalled For Possible Health Risk

One of the lone selling points of pasteurized food is that the same manufacturing processes that strip away any nutritional value also reduce the possibility of contamination. This fallacy has been repeatedly disproven. A recent example is a Twinkies recall. Today reports that the pasteurized milk ingredients in this junk food icon have been contaminated with salmonella.

It is interesting that this incident is not being used to impugn the safety of pasteurized milk. Surely, raw milk would be taken to task if it were the contaminated ingredient in question.

Twinkies and raw milk are at opposite ends of the nutritional spectrum. Despite being the frequent target of misinformation, raw milk is growing in popularity while junk food sales plummet. This is part of a larger trend toward natural, unadulterated and traditional food sources.

Many people, upon taking their first sip of raw milk — dubbed real milk by some — are surprised at its richness and flavor. Raw milk from a high-quality source is a far cry from the pasteurized, homogenized version sold by most U.S. grocery stores.

So why is the sale of raw milk illegal across much of the U.S? The government continues to target peaceful raw milk farmers producing a safe, healthy food for people who want it. Outrageously, aggressive armed raids by federal agents against Amish raw milk farmers are not uncommon.

The battle over raw milk is just one front in the war for food freedom
. If the FDA and other government agencies are allowed to impose their view of "safe food" on consumers, raw milk won't be the only thing lost — all food will be pasteurized, irradiated and genetically engineered. It is imperative that you stay informed and support your local farmers.