Health & Research
There has never been a greater need to unshackle dairy farmers from the ban on raw milk. Australian consumers are demanding raw milk for health reasons. Industry and regulators need to sit down and work out a regulatory framework for Australia.
Change the rule mandating pasteurisation of all farm milk, as it has no scientific basis in public health and causes an unlevelled playing field. Australia's current dairy regulations benefit processors and retailers, while disadvantaging farmers and consumers.
FSANZ’s projections, which were not verified against real-world data, are still being used to justify a nationwide ban on raw cows’ milk in Australia.
Australia needs to modernise its dairy food regulations to legalise and regulate the sale of safe raw milk to satisfy the existing consumer demand. The recent punitive measures taken by state governments against dairy farmers to prevent the sale of raw milk are counter-productive and will encourage a black market with its inherent problems.
Australians are among the sickest in the world and a healthy ratio of fatty acids has proven before that it can help with better health, however finding these foods in Australia is challenging and very expensive.
Catalyst has created two episodes exploring what happens to your health when you transform the bacteria living in your gut. Also more on the latest research from universities from around the world.
Dr. Maya spent a lot of time delving into the scientific literature and found that being exposed to diverse microbes is what makes our guts, immune systems and our brains healthy.
The British Columbia Herdshare Association is a non-profit society serving the herdshare community of British Colombia through providing support, education, and advocacy. They are doing some very inspirational work.
Milk builds strong bones, but raw dairy may also prevent bone loss (osteoporosis). This 100% consumer funded study by Johns Hopkins University wants to look at raw cheese and its effect on osteoporosis.
Farming has been gravitating in different directions but the differences have never been so stark. Three systems farm for microbes but because of different inputs, values and expectations there are different outcomes.
What is an open secret? It's a concept that may be known in certain circles but not generally acknowledged. The mystery guarantees that people will not be able to understand it or act on it.
With good farming practises dairy farmers cultivate unique beneficial microbes on their farms that can add value as it expresses in a desirable cheese or high quality raw milk. That's real value.
Mass hysteria erupted in a matter of minutes as thousands were gasping for air in a mass asthma outbreak around Melbourne. Nine people died. There has never been an outbreak as catastrophic as this one anywhere in the world.
This was a recent response written to a concerned doctor regarding raw milk consumption. It was written by Mark McAfee who is the CEO at Organic Pastures dairy in Fresno, California.
A recent story by Sunday Night about Chef Pete Evans prompted this article about what supports many people's belief that all is not as it appears. Despite advertising many are not buying milk anymore.
Science now show 100% grass-fed, organic milk is superior. Butterfat from pasture-raised cows is a major source of healthy nutrients like Omega-3, CLA and fat soluble vitamins.
Food safety and health agencies warn the immune compromised against raw milk, but pathogens are all over our food system. Scientists say we need beneficial microbes but where can we get them?
Researchers believe the milk of the Tasmanian devil can hold the key to fighting drug-resistant bacteria. This milk builds a strong immune system that protects the joeys from infection and pathogens.
There is a new EU study about the consumption of kefir made of raw milk and the association with reduction of intestinal, skin, and fatigue problems. Raw milk kefir helps to reduce intestinal, skin and fatigue problems.
The International Association for Food Protection's conference was described as an 'amicable exchange of experts'. This information is meant for research and educational purposes for Food Safety experts, regulators or anyone interested in learning about the opposing sides in this long standing debate.
... and Victoria is the state with the most draconian anti-raw milk regulation? It is also the state crying out the most for access to raw cow's milk for human consumption. And it is the state where dairy farmers are most in debt and despair due to the dairy crisis!
ARMM still gets asked: what is raw milk? The longer we advocate for certified raw milk, the more it becomes apparent that there is a gap in understanding about the different ways in which milk is processed and what goes into producing the final product.
The story of how six gallons of raw milk has saved a woman from severe migraines. It's "a testimony of healing thanks to what they call the Golden Guernsey Girls."
Find out more about safe raw milk production Standards and the current Canadian and International laws that surround it. This is a suitable conversation for producers, scientists, politicians and consumers alike.
We invite and encourage Health officials, agriculture officials and Food Safety officials to watch the free videos from this year's Raw Milk Symposium...
This blogpost contains the link to the videos of this year's Raw Milk Symposium. As part of ARMM's ongoing education about Raw Milk, here is a summary with time markers of Mark's video in particular...
Penny Wilson is a PhD student at ANU in Canberra looking at raw milk in Australia. She is interviewing people who drink it, who have drunk it and those who are or were producing raw milk. She's currently interviewing producers and drinkers in the region around Canberra and the surrounding NSW districts...
An investigation into the food handling practices of raw cow's milk drinkers
Roselyn Leclair is a PhD student researcher at Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn, Victoria. Her project is titled, ‘An investigation into the food handling practices of raw milk drinkers’ and aims to develop an understanding of how consumer food handling practices impact on the microbial quality of raw milk.