Milk was so nutritious 6000 years ago that those northern Europeans and east Africans lucky enough to get the genes to enable them to digest it had, according to the genetic evidence, 10 times more offspring than those who didn't have the genes. Now authorities state explicitly that there are no health benefits to drinking raw milk and that there are significant risks of bacterial infection. Doctors routinely tell people with chronic illnesses not to drink it. But the raw milk buffs aren't listening; they don't want to drink shop-bought milk, which has been separated and put back together for the desired fat/protein/calorie ratio, sieved to shrink the fat molecules so you don't have the inconvenience of needing to shake the bottle, and cooked to kill all the apparently deadly bacteria.Read here.
Those who want to drink milk the way it used to be wonder why it is illegal in a world where alcohol, cigarettes and white bread are available over the counter. So despite all the health warnings and assurances from authorities that raw milk has no more nutritional value than pasteurised milk, an underground network of milk lovers has quietly gone about procuring this contraband. And a handful of dairy farmers have started skirting the edges of the law to supply it to them.