The AP is reporting that Maryland legislators will consider a raw milk bill that would allow dairy farmers to sell the good stuff directly to consumers, if not in stores.
Raw milk has been credited with lots of life-giving properties, as well as superior flavor. But there are hazards associated with it as well.
In Maryland, where the dairy industry has been in trouble for a few years, some are looking toward raw milk as a way to salvage the family farm. Proponents believe raw milk is a more authentic product than the pure white gallons most of us tote home from the supermarket.
‘The milk you buy at the store is hardly milk,’ said … Gary Dell, who oversees operations at the family’s 470-acre Cranberry Meadows dairy farm just outside Westminster. ‘It’s been beat up, burned up, torn up and mixed back up again.’