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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.

by Jo Fuertes-Knight
May 21 2014, 2:25pm

You've probably been too busy drinking Yop to notice that there's a quiet milk war raging. Though one Mr. Louis Pasteur has saved countless lives with the invention of germ-killing milk treatment, pasteurization, in 1864, today there are raw dairy fanatics claiming the process is outdated and that milk straight from the cow possesses invaluable nutrients. In the US, the milk war has even sent people to prison in the name of raw dairy. 

I hang out with dairy farmer Stephen Hook, a.k.a. Moo Man, and his really chill cows to pick his brain about the apparent wonder juice that is unpasteurized milk, intrigued by claims that it can treat everything from eczema to asthma—and maybe even my lactose intolerance. Then, inspired by my newfound cow milking prowess, I head out in search of the holy dairy grail. (Hint: TITS.)

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