I've been learning about raw milk lately and I'm really interested. DH isn't impressed by my arguments. We have access to grass-fed, unhomogonized pasteurized milk, so is it worth it to keep pushing the issue? He doesn't think it's worth it to drive 1/2 an hour away to get raw milk that he is not convinced is truly safe for some mystical, magical benefits of a few extra enzymes and bacteria and my impassioned declarations that pasteurized milk is "not how it's supposed to be." He's with me on the grass-fed issue though. We don't have lactose intolerance or any huge health issues that we want to see if raw milk could help us with. (Though I have PCOS and I'm curious if it would do anything for me there.) But I think the benefits would be important now, while we're young and health issues have *not* started to build up and for our son to drink *real* milk from the start (though that's even harder for DH to accept cause they say some of the people most likely to get sick are children).
In trying to sort through the issues, it's been hard for me to find evidence of how many illnesses have actually come from pastured cows as opposed to other cows. And the raw milk advocates would have me believe that many of the raw milk illnesses are falsely blamed on the milk, but DH wants the hard numbers. (He's an academic and needs research and reputable sources to really believe it. Anecdotes aren't cutting it for him.)
He's not worried about mild tummy-trouble per se but the big diseases that send you to the ER and leave your crippled for life.
So, is this a battle worth fighting?