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The Assault on Food

BFANCI Wrote: Apr 25, 2012 8:13 AM
I love fresh goat milk, it is wonderful for you, but the state where I live and probably all states, will not allow it to be sold without being Pastuerized for human consumption. This removes a lot of the nutrishion and taste from it. I bought it to feed my puppies and they do wonderfully on it. Cows milk can make puppies sick. Just a clue.

Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce us.

Unfortunately, a side effect of that cautious impulse is that whenever someone claims that some chemical -- or food ingredient, like fat -- is a menace, we are primed to believe it. That makes it easy for government to leap in and play the role of protector.

But for every study that says X is bad for you, another study disagrees. How is a layman to decide? I used to take consumer...