Rutgers Professors Weigh In On Raw Milk Movement

Alongside an increased demand for organic foods, raw milk has become more popular. 

Raw milk contains more fat than pasteurized milk and has not been processed in any way, according to Real Milk, a campaign for raw substitute. Pasteurized milk is regulated by the Food and Drug Association (FDA), which sets standards and requirements for regulating Grade "A" milk.

Joseph Heckman, a professor in the Department of Plant Biology, said that these standards were implemented to curtail the high number of foodborne illnesses coming from milk products. In the late-19th century, milk production was a dirty business. 

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