Raw milk

  • French Retirees Have Contributed to a Foodborne Illness Crisis

    If there’s anything the French love more than taking to the streets in protest, it’s retiring, which citizens aged 62 years and older do with gusto. But their departure from the workforce is leaving the food safety sector particularly vulnerable.

  • Getting Real About the Fear Behind Raw Milk

    Lately, there's a rising fear in food—people have developed a strange aversion to anything that isn't shrink-wrapped with a barcode on it. But when the issue behind raw milk bubbles to the surface, the cheese world is swimming in a sea of it. Here's...

  • The Cheese Mob Keeps Parmigiano-Reggiano in the Bank

    Parmesan cheese, or Parmigiano-Reggiano, is money. It gets branded like a tattoo and sent directly off Parmigiano banks. But behind the dank flavor, this complicated wheel of enzymes and curds has an insane history guarded by a fiercely protective...

  • Girl Eats Food: Ooh Baby, I like It Raw (Milk)

    I hang out with dairy farmer Stephen Hook and his really chill cows to learn about unpasteurized milk, which can treat everything from eczema to asthma—and maybe even my lactose intolerance. Oh, and I also make some breast milk ice cream.

  • Amish Farmers Are Milking Camels for Your Health

    We might a fraught relationship with raw milk in the US, but in the Middle East raw camels milk is a substance so prized that it's saved it for special occasions. Meet the man bringing the stuff to the US market via a network of Amish farmers.

  • Why New York's Failed Soda Ban Matters

    There are plenty of reasons to object to the soda ban that was recently overturned by a judge, and most have nothing to do with carbonated beverages—it's just another part of the government’s effort to police our bodies and place routine activities...