• Neato
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      2012 days ago

      It’s mostly illegal to sell it. I think just for processing/cooking (cheesemaking) is it legally sold for. But idiots have no qualms about breaking the law by lying.

          • @[email protected]
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            It supposedly tastes much better. I’m sure there’s also a few conspiracy nuts who think pasteurization makes you weaker for the jewish takeover or something.

            It’s also a personal liberty issue. People don’t like being told they can’t do something, and while I agree with bans on consumption of raw milk, we should critically analyze any law where the government tells private citizens what to do or not do. Especially when there isn’t clear harm being done to another person.

            • Neato
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              110 days ago

              Especially when there isn’t clear harm being done to another person.

              We have lots of laws to protect people from themselves and from the lies of corporations and such. Seatbelt and helmet laws are the most obvious. We can’t, as a society, expect people to be an expert on every subject. So people make laws to enforce certain actions to protect people from ignorance and misinformation. Hopefully these laws get passed after a lot of scientific evidence shows they are necessary and not political bigotry like cannabis bans and such.

              • @[email protected]
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                That’s actually exactly my point. We should carefully examine whether the infringement is worth the benefit before blindly letting the government do whatever.

                In the case of seatbelt laws, it is worth it because people are really bad at understanding inertia, and wearing a seatbelt isn’t a burden to anyone. In the case of raw milk, it’s worth it because tuberculosis is fucking horrifying and very contagious.

        • runeko
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          Illegal in Wisconsin: the dairy state. Perhaps they know something we all should know. Perhaps we should follow suit.

      • @[email protected]
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        They’re are essentially trying to catch the disease and spread it via misunderstood science. Their stupidity puts us all at risk. It’s the same reason as any other law - stupidity and ignorance is not an excuse to fuck over the rest of us.

          • @[email protected]
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            Right. Raw milk is not pasteurized. Thats the whole point - they are drinking milk that has the live virus on purpose. Viruses can then spread from person to person. So while I wont drink unpasteurized milk, those who do will still put the rest of us at risk.

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              -712 days ago

              How many people have access to raw milk? I certainly don’t. All milk sold in the US is pasteurized.

              As far as I am concerned this is just fear mongering. Which is par for the course because that is what the media does. They drum up hysteria and fear to gain viewer attention.

              • @[email protected]
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                111 days ago

                Hopefully not many, but this has been a thing for awhile before the whole bird flu problem. It’s a little weird, I cant say I understand why, but there’s been a movement of people fighting for their right to drink raw milk for awhile now. I think it’s normally a small group who circumvents the stores and goes straight to the source, so it goes mostly unnoticed, but this situation is putting them in the spotlight. So, yes and no. Agreed that the media is likely blowing it out of proportion, but it is definitely a thing in some areas.

  • Sabre363
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    3712 days ago

    I’m petty sure a lump of moldy cheese has better critical thinking skills than these nuggets

    • Drusas
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      It’s happened a handful of times around the world, passing from livestock to human. It hasn’t yet ever passed from human to human, fortunately, but contact with infected livestock (or, potentially, drinking infected milk) is how a virus might evolve to better infect humans.

    • Admiral Patrick
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      5613 days ago

      If only this would remain within the idiot population. The increased risk of them getting infected and allowing the virus to mutate in a way that makes it more virulent/transmissible in humans is bad for everyone.

    • @[email protected]
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      2413 days ago

      It may be but we will all pay the price. It’s jumped from Avians to Mammals (cows) it probably has jumped to cats, and in one case may have jumped to humans already.

  • QuentinCallaghan
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    1113 days ago

    The folks behind The Great Barrington Declaration who believed in herd immunity for COVID now get to reap what they sow.