Are raw milk advocates getting a raw deal?

January 26, 2012

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(AP/Toby Talbot)
Raw milk activists brought raw milk from Wisconsin to Illinois during a rally last month.

If you have been following the Republican presidential race, you have probably heard a lot of talk, especially from folks like Ron Paul, about less government and the supremacy of individual rights. The push for all of those principles was apparent Dec. 8 at a raw milk rally in Chicago. It was organized by those passionately committed to drinking milk that goes pretty much straight from udder to cup. Eight Forty-Eight food contributor David Hammond was there and he talked to some the supporters and opponents of raw milk.

David Hammond is a founding moderator of, a Chicago-based culinary chat site. You can read his “Food Detective” column every Wednesday in the Chicago Sun-Times.